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05/01/2005
Softball Splits with Third-Ranked Monroe

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, May 1, 2005

In a meeting a nationally-ranked teams on Sunday in Rochester, the Hudson Valley Community College softball team split with Monroe Community College. Monroe won the opener, 2-1, and Hudson Valley took the nightcap, 5-4.

Hudson Valley, ranked No. 10 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, runs its record to 14-6 and 13-1 in Region III action. Third-ranked Monroe is 21-5 and 11-1 in regional play.

Sophomore Annemarie Nelson (Nassau/Columbia High School) had three hits, including a triple, and an RBI to lead Hudson Valley to the win in the second game. The Vikings also capitalized off four Monroe errors.

Sophomore Mindy McDonough (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh High School) finished with two hits and drove in the Lady Vikings lone run in the opener.

Game 1
Hudson Valley	000 000 1 – 1  7  3
Monroe		101 000 x – 2  4  1

Hudson Valley battery: Kim Wintergerst and Dana Herchenroder

Monroe battery: Flint and Blundell

Game 2
Hudson Valley	020 100 02 – 5  6  1
Monroe		011 010 01 – 4  9  4

Hudson Valley battery: Jessalyn Hotaling, Kim Wintergerst (5), Laura Rogers (7) and Dana Herchenroder

Monroe Battery: Starowicz and Blundell