Cougars Baseball: Spring trip Recap

The 2014 spring trip proved to be as challenging for Genesee Community College baseball head coach Skip Sherman as he thought it would be.
“We had an opportunity to look at many different options for the upcoming spring season,” Sherman said. `
Last week was the team’s first chance to play outside this spring and with many new faces in their lineup; the Cougars appeared to be a brand new team.
“We will start a completely new lineup in the field this season,” said Sherman. “Our pitching staff will only have one returning player from last year’s team.”


Cougars fall in extras, out of WNYAC Tournament

It took extra-innings to settle the score in the first round of the Western New York Athletic Conference Fall Championship tournament on Tuesday afternoon, and the host Genesee Community College Cougars came out on the losing end to Erie Community College, 7-5.

The fourth-seeded Cougars allowed a first inning run to no. 5 ECC, but answered to tie it in the bottom of the first when Rafael Lozada plated Christopher Soto with a two-out double.


Celestijn Named Player of the Year Runner-Up for Hamilton Cardinals

Genesee Community College outfielder Fauchedre Celestijn was recently named the Player of the Year Runner-Up for the Hamilton Cardinals of the Intercounty Baseball League in Hamilton, Ontario.

Celestijn hit .333 for the Cardinals with 16 extra-base hits, including a team leading 10 doubles in 39 games this summer. The award was voted on by the media and the coaches.

Celestijn played in 28 games this spring for GCC and was an All-Region selection, batting .357 with 18 runs batted in.



Cougars Baseball #3 seed in Region III Tournament

The Genesee Community College baseball team will be the No.3 seed in this weekend's Region III Tournament hosted by Monroe Community College. The Cougars ended the regular season with a 21-11 overall record and a 4-8 record in Western New York Athletic Conference play.

Tournament Schedule:

Friday, May 3
12 p.m. - #3 Genesee vs. #2 Mercyhurst North East
4 p.m. - #3 Genesee vs. #1 Monroe

Saturday, May 4
12 p.m. - #2 Mercyhurst North East vs. #1 Monroe

4 p.m. - Winner's Bracket vs. Loser's Bracket (if all teams are 1-1, #2 will play #3)


Baseball Splits in last Regular Season Doubleheader

In a tune-up before this weekend's Region III Tournament, the Genesee Community College baseball team hosted Lackawanna College on Wednesday afternoon in a final regular season doubleheader. The Cougars lost the first game 14-2 but came back to win in walk-off fashion in game two, 9-8.

Brandon Collins hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first, but Genesee surrendered two runs to Lackawanna in the top of the inning to fall behind.

GCC used a total of four pitchers in game one and allowed 14 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits.


Baseball Splits with Monroe

Brandon Collins delivered a walk-off double in game one of Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader to send the Genesee Community College baseball team past Monroe Community College, 8-7. Monroe responded and took game two, 8-1.

The Cougars returned the favor after Monroe won in walk-off fashion in a 5-4 win at MCC on Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader, completing the two-game sweep of GCC and locking up the No.1 seed for the Region III playoffs.


Baseball Takes Three of Four Weekend Games

The Genesee Community College baseball team went 3-1 this weekend in a pair of doubleheaders at home. The Cougars split with Mercyhurst North East on Saturday and took both games from Ithaca (JV) on Sunday.

Genesee fell in game one on Saturday to the Saints, 11-1. Shakeel Newton scored the only run of the game for GCC and picked up one of only two hits. Brandon Collins went 1-3 with a single.


Baseball loses a pair at Monroe

The Genesee Community College baseball team droppped a pair of games to Western New York Athletic Conference rival Monroe Community College on Tuesday afternoon, losing to the Tribunes 4-1 in game one and 4-3 in game two.

The Cougars struggled swinging the bat and had only six hits in game one. Zack Ranta and Jake Kenney each had two hits. Malik Mitchell took the loss on the mound, pitching all seven innings and giving up eight hits while striking out one and walking two.