Hudson Valley Falls To Eastfield, 9-1
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, May 20, 2001
Vikings Play Columbus State at noon Monday
Batavia, May 20 – Competing in the winner's bracket of
the NJCAA Division III World Series at Batavia's Dwyer
Field this afternoon, Hudson Valley Community
College's baseball team fell victim to the No. 1
junior college Division III squad in the country.
Hudson Valley, an Honorable Mention selection in the
most recent national poll, lost to Eastfield College
of Texas, 9-1.
The Vikings (33-9) will play Ohio's Columbus State
Community College (47-20) at noon Monday. Since the
World Series is a double-elimination tournament and
each team has lost once, the winner of Monday's Hudson
Valley-Columbus contest advances while the loser goes
home. Eastfield (39-12) will play the winner of a game
between Montgomery College (29-28) and Gloucester
County College (43-7).
"Eastfield's pitcher was very good," said Tom
Reinisch, Hudson Valley's head coach. "He was throwing
hard the whole game, in the 90s."
Hudson Valley tallied one run, in the top of the third
inning. Gennys Medina (Norman Thomas) led off the
frame by drawing a walk. Later in the inning, with one
out and Medina on third and a runner on first, second
baseman Silvestre Castro (Norman Thomas) whacked a
ground ball up the middle. Eastfield's infield
recorded an out at second base, but Castro beat the
throw to first, preventing an inning-ending out.
Median raced home.
"Hey, we're in the national championships," Reinisch
said. "We talked about it after the game; the
competition is tough here, but we're very good, too.
We've already won one game at the World Series. We
just ran into a buzzsaw of a pitcher today. But I
think the guys are OK. They'll be ready to play
tomorrow. Mentally, they're fine."
Bobby Krogh (Troy) and Justin Meaghar (Colonie) each
rapped hard singles. Medina added a bloop single.
Hudson Valley defeated Quinsigamond Community College
of Massachusetts, 8-4, to kick off the World Series.
Today, Castro, a First Team All Region III selection,
was honored as a Third Team All-American infielder.
EASTFIELD 9, HUDSON VALLEY 1
Krogh, Restituyo (6) and McGinniss; Grafe and Hatcher.