Genesee Softball to Hold Open Tryouts

The Genesee Community College softball team will host an open tryout for anyone interested in playing this spring on Thursday, Feb. 6th at 1:45 p.m. in the Anthony T. Zambito Gymnasium.

The tryout will include base-running, throwing, hitting off of a tee and fielding ground balls. The coaching staff will also discuss the time commitment needed to participate in a college sport and answer any questions.

The coaches are looking for athletic, committed and team-oriented players with a passion for softball. The team is also seeking pitchers.


Lynch Selected Second Team All-Conference

Chelsea Lynch was the lone member of the Genesee Community College softball team recently named to the Western New York Athletic Conference All-Conference Team for the 2013 season. She was named to the All-Conference Second Team.
Lynch hit a team-best .398 on the season and also scored a team-leading 30 runs. The sophomore center fielder was an All-Conference First Team selection last season and ends her GCC career with 89 total base hits.
The Lady Cougars finished the 2013 season with a 10-24 overall mark.


Softball Comes up Empty Against Mercyhurst North East

The Genesee Community College softball team came up empty in a doubleheader against Mercyhurst North East on Monday afternoon, falling to the visiting Lady Saints, 18-0 in game one and 14-6 in game two.

Genesse was held hitless in game one for 4 1/3 innings before Yui Sotah hustled out an infield single with one out in the fifth. Mercyhurst powered its way to an 18-0 mercy rule win, smashing two home runs in the game and scoring nine runs in the third inning.


Pursel Hurls No-Hitter, Softball wins Two

Andrea Pursel threw a no-hitter for the Genesee Community College softball team on Saturday afternoon, completing a two game sweep over visiting Columbia-Greene Community College.

Genesee won game one 7-6. The Lady Cougars scored three times in the bottom of the first to take an early lead and added a run in the second, two runs in the third and the eventual game-winning run in the fifth.

Chelsea Lynch scored three runs and added two singles and Yui Sotah scored a run and went 1-3 at the plate.


Softball drops two to Jefferson

The Genesee Community College softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Jefferson Community College on Thursday afternoon, falling 11-6 in game one and 7-5 in game two.

Genesee had an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning in game one, but allowed five runs to Jefferson in the fifth to give up the lead for good.

Chelsea Lynch scored two runs, stole two bases and delivered a double. Miki Kawaguchi also scored a run for GCC.


Five-run fifth dooms Lady Cougars

A five-run fifth inning doomed the Genesee Community College softball team against Broome Community College on Tuesday afternoon, as the visiting Hornets picked up an 8-2 win in the only game of what was supposed to be a doubleheader.

Rain fell all afternoon, cancelling game two, and caused slick conditions throughout game one.

Genesee trailed 3-2 in the fifth before giving up the five runs, and the Lady Cougars could not bounce back.


Lady Cougars earn walk-off win, split doubleheader with JCC-Olean

The Genesee Community College softball team split a Saturday afternoon doubleheader with visiting Jamestown Community College-Olean, falling in game one, 7-6, and winning game two, 13-12.
JCC-Olean built an early 5-0 lead in game one before Brittnee Hallett-Jonathan delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the second inning to get GCC on the board.


Softball: Spring Break Live Blog


Game one vs. Southwestern CC
Lost 12-3

Miki Kawaguchi 1-3, 1 run
Taylor Gayton 0-1,1 run
Chelsea Lynch 1-3
Andrea Pursel 0-3
Yui Satoh 0-1, 1 run
Alishia Foss 1-3
Brittnee Hallett-Jonathan 1-2, 1 RBI
Paige Hill 0-1
Shelby Hatfield 0-3
Rachel VanDuser 0-1
Tori Kramer 0-0

Pitching: Foss - 3 innings, 22 ABs, 4 hits, 3 SOs, 10 runs, 2 ER
Pursel - 2 innings, 7 ABs, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 ER, 1 SO


Game two vs. Glen Oaks CC
Won 19-1


NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award Winners

Ten student athletes from Genesee Community College were honored as 2011-2012 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards winners.
The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were previously known as NJCAA Academic All-American honors. The NJCAA has renamed its academic awards program to the following:
NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)