Vikings Drop Two to Herkimer

CONTACT: Lawrence, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (4-8) lost to Herkimer College (5-7) 12-8 and 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

In game one, the Vikings led the Generals 4-3 with two outs in the seventh, but Herkimer hit a pinch-hit homerun to tie the game and force extra innings.

In the top of the 10th, the Generals scored off a two-run homerun, and scored two more with three straight hits to take an 8-4 lead. The Vikings would answer back in the bottom half of the inning when Danny Coleman (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs) and Kyle Bestle (Tamarac/Troy) recorded RBIs to pull within two. Alex Koshgarian (CBA/Cohoes) tied the game with a two-run double to further extend the game, but Herkimer added four runs in the 12th to earn the victory.

In game two, Dan Yankowski (Ichabod Crane/Valatie) pitched a complete game, recording one walk and five strike-outs in the loss.

The Vikings travel to Herkimer tomorrow for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.