Hudson Valley Baseball Advances to Region III Semifinals
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Barbero Sets Hudson Valley Single-Season Record for Hits and Home Runs
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, May 6, 2003
The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team exploded for 14
runs on 16 hits and defeated Jefferson Community College 14-6 in the
opening round of the NJCAA Region III tournament.
Hudson Valley (24-15), the tournament's fifth seed, advances to
play top-seeded Schenectady County Community College on Friday in the
Region III semifinals at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy.
Sophomore Daniel Barbero (Bronx/Lehman High School) hit a two-run
home run in the top of the third inning to give Hudson Valley an early 2-0
lead. Barbero finished the day two-for-four with a home run, two RBI and
four runs scored. His third-inning homer gave him the school single-season
record for hits and home runs, surpassing current University at Albany
catcher Jason Martin. Barbero currently has 66 hits and nine home runs on
Hudson Valley also got four hits, including a double, and two RBI
from sophomore Joan Cabrera (New York/George Washington High School).
Sophomore Ryan Ratigan (Wynantskill/Averill Park High School) had three
hits, including a home run, and three RBI. Sophomore Ryan Gijon-Owen
(Puebla, Mexico/Bowie High School) contributed a double, two singles and
Freshman pitcher Jeremy Gulich (Horseheads/Horseheads High School)
ran his record to 5-0 on the season. He allowed only two runs, on six
hits, over seven innings. Gulich struck out seven and walked only one.
Hudson Valley 002 051 123 – 14 16 1
Jefferson 000 001 140 – 6 13 1
Hudson Valley: Jeremy Gulich, Chris Salamida (8) and Ryan Ratigan
Jefferson: Harrington, LeBrake (6), Eisenhower (7), Ryan (9) and Hill