Hudson Valley Community College Softball Sweeps Fulton-Montgomery

CONTACT: Kristan M. Pelletier (518) 629-8063;
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Hudson Valley Community College softball team (15-13) won both games of a doubleheader at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday afternoon. In the opening game, the Vikings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning on the way to a 6-2 victory. Freshman Illandria Graham (Troy HS/Troy) led the Vikings with three singles and two RBIs, while winning pitcher Rachel Smith (Ichabod Crane HS/Valatie) had 13 strikeouts.

In the second game, the Vikings got on the board early with five runs in the first inning before prevailing with a 14-4 win. Courtney Pugliese (Mohonasen HS/Rotterdam) led the offensive attack for the Vikings going 4 for 4 at the plate including two home runs and five RBIs. Winning pitcher Tanya Springer (Heatly HS/Green Island) had eight strikeouts.

The team has its final regular season game Sunday when they travel to face Monroe.