Softball Team Sweeps Corning

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, April 29, 2011

The Hudson Valley Community College softball team (19-5) swept Corning Community College (20-6) in a doubleheader on Friday, April 29, 5-3 and 9-1, and is currently riding a 10-game winning streak.

In the first game, Kate Brown (Colonie/Colonie) and Molly McDonough (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh) both hit solo homeruns to lead the way for the Vikings. Meghan Matan (Shaker/Latham) had two hits, a triple and two RBIs. Katie Cahrenger (Waterford-Halfmoon/Waterford) picked up her ninth win of the season on the mound and pitched herself out of trouble late in the seventh. Up two runs with runners on second and third and one out, Cahrenger got the next two batters to pop and line out to end the game.

Cherish Kilventon (Cohoes/Cohoes) pitched a gem in game two, striking out seven batters and allowing only two hits. Kate Brown hit a big two-run home run to get the Vikings off to a quick start and never looked back. Molly McDonough and Natalie Triano (Colonie/Albany) each recorded three hits and two RBIs in the win.

The women travel to Monroe Community College tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.