Hudson Valley Baseball Classic
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The Hudson Valley Renegades, WPDH-Radio, the Army Athletic Association and the Marist Athletic Department announced the inaugural Hudson Valley Baseball Classic on March 2, 2006, a game which features the Army Black Knights and the Marist Red Foxes at Dutchess Stadium each spring. The event has drawn greater than 2,300 people each year.
On the day of the game each season, there is a baseball clinic for boys and girls between the ages of eight and 18, that is run by the players and coaches of both Army and Marist. Additionally, the players are available for autographs on the field before the game.
On April, 19, 2006, the first Hudson Valley Baseball Classic was won by Army; the final score was 6-1. Rob Glowacki was the lone bright spot for the Red Foxes as he came out of the bullpen to hold Army scoreless for five innings. Glowacki also struck out five and did not surrender a walk.
In 2007, Kenny Anderson had the game-winning hit in the ninth inning to lift the Red Foxes over the Black Knights, 7-6. The game-winning hit was Anderson's third hit of the day, while Richard Curylo also notched three hits to propel the Marist offense. Senior reliever Robert Ryan got the win, after he pitched two-thirds of an inning in the eighth. Classmate Erik Supplee got the save as he closed the door on Army in the bottom of the ninth.
In the 2008 Classic, the Red Foxes rolled to an 11-2 victory at Dutchess Stadium. The Marist offense had three catalysts in Curylo, Michael Gallic and Brian McDonough combined for nine hits (three apiece) and four RBI. Marist totaled 16 hits in the game, while they allowed just six as Brendan Chapin notched the third victory of his rookie campaign.
On April 29, 2009 Marist participated in the fourth annual WPDH Hudson Valley Classic against Army. Before 2,754 fans at Dutchess Stadium, the Red Foxes dropped the contest, 10-3.
Army got a quick lead in the first inning with a two-run double by designated hitter Joey Henshaw. Henshaw later added a home run, his ninth of the season.
Marist quickly answered back in the top of the second when freshman designated hitter Ben Luderer had a two-run double to tie the game. In the bottom of the second, however, Army broke out with a four-run inning to take a lead they would never relinquish. Marist had just one more run left in them, and the Foxes' bullpen could not quiet Army's potent offense.
Army's Tyler Anderegg got the win in relief, while Marist's starting left-hander Sean McKeown was tagged with the loss. The offense was led by left fielder Ryan Gauck, who had two hits, and Luderer, who had two RBIs. The Red Foxes bullpen allowed four runs in six innings of relief, striking out three. Army pushed across 10 runs on 13 hits in the game.