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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity

03/15/2004
Hudson Valley to Host Baseball/Softball Media Day on March 17

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 15, 2004

WHAT: Hudson Valley Community College baseball/softball media day
WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: McDonough Sports Complex gymnasium
80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy
DETAILS:

Players and coaches from the Hudson Valley baseball and softball teams will be available to answer questions about the upcoming season.

Entering his 10th year, Hudson Valley baseball coach Tom Reinisch has 12 players returning, including nine players that hit over .300 a year ago. Hudson Valley, which finished 27-17 last season and lost in the Region III championship game, is ranked 12th in the preseason NJCAA Division III poll.

The Hudson Valley softball team, which finished 29-8 last season, is ranked No. 3 in the preseason NJCAA Division III poll. The Lady Vikings return six players including pitcher Stephanie Goodspeed (Lansingburgh High School), who was the team's top starter as a freshman. Head coach Jeff Beyer is entering his second season. The Hudson Valley softball team has not had a losing season since 1987.