Cougar Baseball Claims First Ever WNYAC Title

The Genesee Community College baseball team finished its fall regular season in grand style by beating Monroe CC, 6-3, in the finals of the WNYAC championship game on Saturday at Audubon Park in Buffalo. It is the first title in the history of the program.

GCC first defeated Erie, 4-0, to earn its shot at Monroe behind the standout pitching performance by sophomore Justin Bye. Bye went the distance. He gave up four hits, while fanning eleven hitters and walking only one. The defense held its ground as it never allowed an Erie base runner to reach third base. At the plate the team was led by Steve Torrey who went 3 for 4 with a run batted in. Jeff Gmereck had 2 hits including a triple for GCC.

Genesee then faced previously unbeaten Monroe in the finals. The Cougars held Monroe's high powered offense in check through eight innings while building a six run lead. Quinn Fuller did the damage at the plate as he went a perfect 5 for 5 (two doubles) and drove in three runs. Freshman Andrew Vant'Wout pitched a complete game for GCC. He gave up one earned run on seven hits. He struck out eleven batters and walked none. Genesee completed its fall season with a 19-4 record overall.