Lady Vikings Earn Split With Number-Three Team In The Nation
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, April 29, 2001
Jackson's Two-Hitter Leads Way In Opening Game
April 29, Averill Park – Hudson Valley Community
College's softball team, ranked ninth in the nation among NJCAA Division
III squads, earned a split with Broome Community College this afternoon.
The Lady Vikings the first game of a doubleheader, played at the Classie
Lassie field in Averill Park due to construction at Hudson Valley, 4-0.
Broome, ranked third in the nation, won the second game, 13-5.
Hudson Valley, under the direction of first-year
head coach Chuck Sosnowski, is now 13-5. Broome is 26-2.
Game One: Hudson Valley 4 Broome 0
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 runs hits
0 0 0
0 0 0
HUDSON VALLEY 0 3
0 0 0
1 X 4
Springsteen and Haacker; Jackson and Anthony.
It was all about Angela Jackson (Colonie)
in the opening game. After giving up back-to-back singles in the top of
the first inning, the undefeated right-hander handcuffed Broome's batters.
Now 10-0, Jackson went the distance, throwing her second two-hitter of
the season (she also has tossed a no-hitter and a one-hitter) and helping
Hudson Valley's Lady Vikings to a 4-0 victory. The loss was just the second
of the year for Broome.
Jackson, a sophomore who picked up five strikeouts
in seven innings, also accounted for much of Hudson Valley's offense. In
the second frame, when the Lady Vikings sent seven hitters to the plate,
she ripped a one-out line drive past Broome's left fielder. Two runners
crossed the plate on the hit, which was scored a single, and Jackson reached
third. She then came home on Hannah Bouplon's (Hoosick Falls) slap
single. In the sixth inning, Jackson drove Kiah Narotski (Hoosick Falls)
in with a single to right field.
On the game, Jackson was 2-for-3 with three runs
batted in. Narotski had a single, a double, and scored twice. Catcher Tara
Anthony (Troy) had a leadoff double to start Hudson Valley's big second
Game Two: Broome 13, Hudson Valley 5
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 runs hits
2 0 2
3 3 2
HUDSON VALLEY 0 0
0 5 0
0 0 5
Creveling, Springsteen (4) and Haacker; Scott, Jackson (4) and Anthony.
Hudson Valley came up short in game two, but
not before giving Broome a scare with a fourth-inning rally. After falling
behind 7-0, the Lady Vikings racked up five hits and five runs in the fourth,
pulling to within two runs.
Hudson Valley's Kim Liney (Newburgh) led
off the frame by reaching on an error. She then went to third on Kiah
Narotski's (Hoosick Falls) one-out single, which was misplayed by Broome's
left fielder. Rachel Richards (Averill Park) knocked Liney home
when Broome's second baseman bobbled her grounder, and Angela Jackson
(Colonie) drove Narotski in with a line-drive single. Hannah Bouplon
(Hoosick Falls) loaded the bases with a bunt single and Dana Halloran
(Catholic Central) followed that up with a two-run double over the
third-base bag. Halloran scored on a wild pitch with Sharee Diechman
(Albany) at the plate.
Diechman, Jackson and Halloran finished with
two hits each.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy,
offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions;
Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and
Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University
of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000
students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives
and worker retraining.