Hudson Valley Softball Sweeps Springfield JV

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Freshman pitcher Tracy Chesebrough (Duanesburg/Duanesburg High School) allowed only six hits in over 14 innings of work to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (16-5) softball team to a doubleheader sweep of the Springfield College junior varsity team earlier today in Troy. Hudson Valley won the opener, 5-0, and the second game, 5-4.

Chesebrough pitched a complete game shutout in the opener, allowing three hits and striking out eight. She also was able to overcome nine Hudson Valley errors in the nightcap, striking out nine.

Freshman Sarah Spellman (Bethlehem/Bethlehem High School) and Ashley Hoffman (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) each had doubles for Hudson Valley in a three-run sixth inning in the opener.

Chesebrough had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game. Spellman added an RBI double.

Game 1
  Springfield JV 000 000 0 – 0 3 2
  Hudson Valley  000 023 x – 5 5 0

Springfield battery: Garbisch and Sweeney
Hudson Valley battery: Chesebrough and Valenti

Game 2
  Springfield JV 210 000 1 – 4 3 1
  Hudson Valley  200 200 1 – 5 5 9

Springfield battery: Casselman and Boagme
Hudson Valley battery: Chesebrough and Valenti