No. 4 Hudson Valley To Face No. 1 Broome In Opening Game Of Region III Tourney

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 10, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College's softball team (22-7) will compete in the NJCAA Division III Region III tournament this weekend, facing Broome Community College (31-2) at 11 a.m. Friday. The winner of the two-day, double-elimination event – held at Holding Point Athletic Complex at Horseheads (near Corning, N.Y.) – advances to the national championship.

Hudson Valley, the No. 4 seed, played its way into the tourney by defeating defending Region III champion Adirondack Community College, 14-7, in a sub-regional game on May 8. Angela Jackson (Colonie) went the distance on the mound for the Lady Vikings, earning her sixteenth win of the season against just one loss. Hudson Valley's Kim Liney (Newburgh) was 3-for-5 with a triple. Tara Anthony (Troy) also was 3-for-5, with two doubles and five RBI.

The Vikings open up the tourney by playing No. 1 seed Broome. The two teams played a doubleheader on April 29, with Jackson tossing a two-hit shutout in the opening game, which Hudson Valley won 4-0. It was one of just two losses during the regular season for Broome, who won the second game.

In addition to sporting a stellar 16-1 record, Jackson, a sophomore, has thrown a no-hitter this season. She has a 1.99 ERA. Through 27 games, Liney is batting .404 with three home runs and 34 RBI. Jamie Trudeau (Cohoes) is hitting .457 and has scored 40 runs. Anthony is batting .400. Sharee Deichman (Guilderland) is hitting .390 with three home runs and 14 stolen bases.


Game 1 – Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m.
#2 Monroe Community College (27-12) vs. #3 Mohawk Valley Community College (28-6)

Game 2 – Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m.
#1 Broome Community College (31-2) vs. #4 Hudson Valley Community College (22-7)

Game 3 – Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
Loser of game 1 vs. loser of game 2

Game 4 – Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
Winner of game 1 vs. winner of game 2

Game 5 – Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m.
Winner of game 3 vs. loser of game 4

Game 6 – Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
Winner of game 4 vs. winner of game 5

Game 7 – Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
(If needed) Winner of game 4 vs. winner of game 5

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.