Hudson Valley Represented On Region III Report
CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Hudson Valley Community College's baseball
team (12-6) and softball team (5-3) are both ranked third in the appropriate
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region
III coaches polls, which are featured in the weekly Region III athletic
report, released today. The report includes statistics from more than 30
colleges from across the Northeast.
Offensively, Hudson Valley's baseball team
is fifth in Region III with a .272 batting average. The pitching staff
is holding down the number-two spot with a combined 3.93 earned run average
Sophomore outfielder Nick Esopi (Stillwater)
is tied for first among Region III hitters with two home runs. He leads
everyone with 17 RBI. Bobby Krogh (Troy), a freshman left-hander,
is tied for first among Region III hurlers with a 1.80 ERA. He also has
26 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched, second-best in Region III, and is
2-1 with a pair of saves. Second-year right-hander Nick Borgia (Scotia-Glenville)
currently sports the best ERA among Region III pitchers (1.38). He has
recorded 21 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched. Borgia (2-1), who tossed
an eight-strikeout no-hitter against Onondaga Community College on April
16 (Hudson Valley won the seven-inning contest, 5-0), posted a 3-1 record
as a freshman at Hudson Valley.
Hudson Valley's softball team ranks second
in Region III with a .412 batting average.
First-year second baseman Jamie Trudeau
(Cohoes) is fifth among Region III hitters with a .476 batting average.
Freshman outfielder Kim Liney (Newburgh Free Academy) is third in
Region III with two home runs and 11 RBI. Angela Jackson's (Colonie)
2.16 earned run average and 24 strikeouts are both fourth-best among
Region III pitchers. Jackson, a sophomore who won 13 games last year, tossed
a five-inning no-hitter against SUNY Delhi on April 17. The game ended
after five innings due to a mercy rule; Hudson Valley won, 28-0. Jackson
is now 4-0 this season.