Hudson Valley Baseball Wins Two Games to Remain Alive in Region III Tournament
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Sunday's First Pitch Moved to 10 a.m. in Anticipation of Inclement Weather
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, May 10, 2003
The Hudson Valley Community College (26-16) baseball team won two
straight elimination games to remain alive in the NJCAA Region III
tournament played today in Troy. Hudson Valley defeated Jamestown
Community College, 7-1, in the opener and then eradicated Schenectady
County Community College, 6-1, in today's final game.
Hudson Valley will meet Erie Community College, who defeated
Schenectady 12-3 in today's winner's bracket contest, in the championship
game on Sunday. First pitch, originally scheduled for 11 a.m., has been
moved up to 10 a.m. due to potential inclement weather. Hudson Valley must
win two games tomorrow to win the tournament and advance to the NJCAA
national championship in Batavia on May 17-23.
Freshman Chris Salamida (Watervliet/Watervliet High School) was
three-for-five including a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lead
the Vikings past Jamestown. Freshman Ryan Gijon-Owen (Puebla,
Mexico/Bowie, TX high School) finished three-for-five with two doubles and
sophomore Daniel Barbero (Bronx/Lehman High School) added two hits for
Hudson Valley in the opener.
Freshman pitcher Jeremy Gulich (Horseheads/Horseheads High School)
improved his record to 6-0 on the year, allowing only one run on six hits.
He struck out eight while walking only one.
Hudson Valley pounded out 15 hits against Schenectady. Gijon-Owen
was three-for-five with three RBI. Barbero finished with three hits
including two doubles. Sophomores Joan Cabrera (New York/George Washington
High School) and Matt Nobles (Rensselaer/Bishop Maginn High School) added
three hits apiece.
Salamida limited Schenectady batters to one run on seven hits. He
fanned six against only one walk to move to 5-2 on the season.
Sophomore Demetrius Selby (Highland Falls) and Greg Sulz (Latham)
had two hits apiece for Schenectady, who finish the season with a 27-6
Hudson Valley 000 014 101 – 7 12 1
Jamestown 000 100 000 – 1 6 2
Hudson Valley: Jeremy Gulich and Ryan Ratigan
Jamestown: Kellen Wefing, Rick Zappie (8) and John Papierski
Hudson Valley 100 000 230 – 6 15 1
Schenectady 000 000 010 – 1 7 0
Hudson Valley: Chris Salamida and Ryan Ratigan
Schenectady: Nolan Kline, Adam Schroek (3), Josh Zieniuk (9) and Will Horan
Region III Tournament Schedule
Friday, May 9
Game 1 – Erie 3, Jamestown 2 (10 innings)
Game 2 – Schenectady 4, Hudson Valley 3
Saturday, May 10
Game 3 – Hudson Valley 7, Jamestown 1 (Jamestown eliminated) Game 4 – Erie 12, Schenectady 3
Game 5 – Hudson Valley 6, Schenectady 1 (Schenectady eliminated)
Sunday, May 11
Game 6 – Hudson Valley vs. Erie, 10 a.m.
Game 7 – (If necessary, 45 minutes following Game 6).