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05/07/2003
Hudson Valley to Host NJCAA Region III Baseball Tournament this Weekend

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Schenectady, Erie, Jamestown, Hudson Valley Meet for a Chance to Advance to the National Championship Tournament

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, located on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, will be the site of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Division III championship tournament on Friday-Sunday, May 9-11. The Region III champion will advance to the NJCAA national championship tournament in Batavia on May 17-23.

The Region III tournament will be played in a double-elimination format. The second seed, Erie Community College (29-12), will meet third seed Jamestown Community College (20-4) in the opening game on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Defending regional champion and top seed Schenectady County Community College (26-4) will meet fifth seed Hudson Valley (24-15) at 6:30 p.m.

Schenectady, Hudson Valley and Erie have combined to win each of the last five Region III titles.

Region III Tournament Schedule

Friday, May 9
Game 1 - Jamestown vs. Erie, 3:30 p.m.
Game 2 - Schenectady vs. Hudson Valley, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 10
Game 3 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 4 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2:05 p.m.
Game 5 – Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 5:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 11
Game 6 – Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 11 a.m.
Game 7 – (If necessary, 45 minutes following Game 6).