Vikings Down Ithaca, Twice
CONTACT: Jeff Foley
(518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Ithaca, N.Y., April 2 – The Vikings improved
to .500 with a pair of road wins against Ithaca College today. After capturing
both ends of the doubleheader – Hudson Valley Community College's baseball team
triumphed by scores of 6-3 and 9-6 – the Vikings are 7-7-1 overall.
In the first game, Hudson Valley, ranked eighth in
the nation among NJCAA Division III teams, benefited from a two-run homer by
Matt Nobles (Bishop Maginn H.S.). Jason McKinney (South Glens Falls
H.S.) tossed five innings to pick up the win while Justin Meagher
(Colonie H.S.) earned a save.
Tied at 5-5 after seven innings, the second game went nine innings
(each game of a collegiate doubleheader typically lasts seven innings). Both
teams scored a run in the eighth inning, but Hudson Valley pounded out three
more runs in the top of the ninth frame to claim the victory. Meagher belted a
home run and Jay Lansing (Trumansburg H.S.) contributed three singles and
three RBI. Jason Martin (Pine Bush H.S.) was the winning pitcher.