Hudson Valley Takes Two At Doubleday
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, April 21, 2002
Cooperstown, N.Y., April 21 – Playing at
Cooperstown's historic Doubleday Field, Hudson Valley Community College's
baseball team captured both ends of a doubleheader against SUNY Cobleskill, 3-2
The first game was a classic.
Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the eighth inning –
Bobby Krogh (Troy H.S.) tossed the first six innings for the Vikings,
scattering three hits and striking out 10 batters – Hudson Valley's Jeremy
Gatto (Columbia H.S.) drew a leadoff walk. Gatto moved to second on a
sacrifice bunt by Jay Lansing (Trumansburg H.S.), which Josh Goodbred
(Lansingburgh H.S.) following by earning a free pass to first. Justin
Meagher (Colonie H.S.) plated Gatto when he reached on an error and, with
two outs, Silvestre Castro (Norman Thomas H.S.) blasted a single to the
wall in right-centerfield, pushing Goodbred home with the game-winning run.
Game two was tight until the sixth inning.
With Hudson Valley holding a 4-3 lead in the top of the
sixth, Cobleskill had a runner on third. Meagher squelched the Cobleskill threat
by snaring a line drive and gunning down a runner from right field, though.
Catcher Gennys Medina (Norman Thomas H.S.) made a fine defensive effort
on the play, blocking the plate and hanging onto the ball during a collision.
Hudson Valley then exploded offensively in the bottom of
the sixth, pounding out five hits and nine runs. Jason Martin (Pine Bush
H.S.) had three hits, including a home run that cleared the stands in deep
right field at Doubleday, and four runs batted in. Castro had three hits and he
scored three runs. Castro finished the day with six hits. Aaron Marchese
(Dennis-Yarmouth H.S., MA) threw a complete-game five-hitter for the
Vikings, striking out eight batters.
Hudson Valley, ranked No. 1 among NJCAA Division III
Region III teams, is now 22-10-1 overall. Cobleskill is 1-14.
Hudson Valley 3, Cobleskill
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 runs
0 0 0
0 1 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
Feuz and Hayduk; Krogh,
Dawes (7), McKinney (8) and Martin.
Hudson Valley 13, Cobleskill
1 2 3
4 5 6
1 0 0
1 1 0
1 0 2
1 0 9
Makoruwski, Shuart (6),
Buffett (6) and Rehl; Marchese and Medina.