Baseball Team Finishes Season With Most Wins Since 1987

Though there is disappointment among the Cougar Baseball team because it just missed out on making the Region III, Division III Baseball tournament, there is much to look forward to next season. The team finished with the most wins (15) since the 1987 team that went 15-10. After struggling in the early part of regional play when it won only two out of its first ten games, the team finished the season by winning nine out of its final thirteen regional games. The team finished the year with an overall record of 15-20.

GCC took both games from Schenectady CC on Monday winning the first game 4-3 and the second by a score of 6-3. Schenectady had come into this doubleheader with only two losses in regional play.

The Cougars then played Erie CC, the fifth ranked team in the NJCAA national poll and the #1 seed in the regional play-offs on Tuesday. The team battled but came up short, losing game one, 10-5, and game two, 7-6.

Genesee then pounded Niagara CCC on Thursday by the scores of 8-1 and 10-1. GCC finished the regular season with a tough loss the Jamestown CC, the 3rd seed in the play-offs, on Sunday. The Cougars were winning until they gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose 5-4. Justin Bye turned in a stellar pitching performance by going seven strong innings and giving up only one run. He also had two hits for GCC.