Just a little review on Genesee Cougars Baseball Team as of April 30th;
28-11 overall / 14-7 vs. D2 colleges / 8-4 Region III D2 record
#1 seed in the Region Three Division II Tournament (begins this Friday)
Some highlighted Players:
Leads the Region in hitting with a .449 batting average. (Ranked 37th in the country)
Hit 9 home runs his first year for a GCC baseball record in one year. This year has hit 4 home runs and breaks not only the single season record but also the career record at Genesee.
He has walked 30 times this season for a new single season record and a career of 47 walks to break the old record (32). Chris has also broken the Runs Batted In record for a single season and career. His new record for RBI's in a single season is 34 (08') and for a career he has 65 breaking the old record of 46.
Chris has hit 16 doubles this season breaking the old record of 12 for a single season and 21 for a career breaking the old record of 19.
He will break the all time at bat record for a career. Currently at 209 (record is 216).
Has a 4-0 record pitching ranked third in the region.
Hitting .400 in the region and ties him for fifth.
Leads the team and region in stolen bases with 29.
Has broken the single season record for at bats with 138 (record is 113).
Has broken the single season record for stolen bases with 29 (record is 20).
Has broken the single season record for triples with 6 (record is 5).
Has broken the single season record for hits with 55 (record is 40).
Has broken the single season record for runs with 42 (record is 37).
The team is lead by freshman on the mound:
W L S IN R ER H TWK TK ERA
Zack Leitten 4 3 0 42 33 25 55 13 44 3.54
Ed Kohout 3 0 1 32 16 12 25 17 35 2.20
Shayne Herold 3 1 0 36 13 9 20 15 44 1.45
Manny Hernandez1 1 0 22 7 2 11 4 19 0.55
The team is also happy with the fact that 11 of the 19 members received a 3.0 GPA or better in the classroom in the fall semester and six out of eight second year players will graduate in May.
The team broke school records in baseball in the following areas.
Wins 28 / 27 old record
At Bats 1,078 / 863 old record
Runs 262 / 185 old record
Hits 364 / 253 old record
RBI’s 200 / 142 old record
2B 73 / 50 old record
3B 18 / 16 old record
HR 16 / 15 old records
The team is close to breaking the all time batting average set in 1987 at .346 the team is currently hitting .338 with two more regular season games left.
Coach Sherman won his 100th victory in the first spring game of the year and then broke the all time wins record during the season. His current record 127-101 (123 old record).
The team begins play Friday at Monroe CC. They will play Mercyhurst NE in the first round with games on Saturday and Sunday to follow.