Baseball Team Falters

The Genesee Community College baseball team had a tough week as it dropped five out of eight games this week. The Cougars are now 24-13 overall heading in to the final week of regional play.

The team lost its doubleheader with Alfred State College on Tuesday, 6-2 and 14-12. Alfred is a Division II member of Region III. On Thursday, the Cougars suffered two heartbreaking losses at Jefferson Community College. The team managed only five hits in a 3-0 setback in game one. Pitcher Andrew Van'tWout took the loss as he gave up seven hits and struck out eight. In game two, errors proved costly yet again as GCC lost 4-3 in eleven innings. Craig Gillet took the loss as the first batter in the 11th reached on an error and came around to score the winning run.

On Saturday, the team pounded Schenectady 13-1 in both ends of the doubleheader. Game one lasted six innings while game two only went five. Ryan Gugel came up big at the plate in the first game as he went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple and three runs scored. Brad Kozak had two hits and Eric Tones belted a home run for the Cougars. Quinn Fuller earned the win as he gave up six hits, four walks and he fanned four. Aaron Strusienski and Yimmy Rodriguez combined for a no hitter in game two with six walks and 2 strikeouts. Steve Froese went 2 for 2 and Fuller also had two hits for GCC.On Sunday, the team split with Columbia-Greene. The Cougars lost 3-2 in game one but bounced back to take game two, 11-2.