Genesee’s Men’s Baseball team traveled this weekend to play some of the area’s top teams! The team played 5 games in three days including two conference games against Monroe CC. On Saturday the team traveled to Toronto to play an elite club team. The team took only 14 players with them to play and split a double header losing the first game (5-7), and then came back to win the second game (3-2).
On Sunday, the team traveled to Monroe CC to start its fall conference schedule. Genesee took a 1-0 lead into the 6th inning before giving up four runs on four hits. "We were playing very well, then the wheels came off and we looked as if we were playing for the first time ever" stated Coach Sherman. MCC then added four more runs to win the game 8-1.
The second game start very much like the first, with the score tied 1-1 MCC took a 2-1 lead on a Genesee error. In the bottom of the inning Genesee scored three runs to take a 4-2 lead on singles by Anthony Rosado, Ed Kohout and Josh Leavitt. Shayne Herold then hit a double to give GCC the 4-2 lead after five innings. In the top of the sixth, MCC scored 8 times on 5 GCC errors and two walks. Monroe won the second game 10-4.
At the end of the weekend Coach Sherman was still positive and stated "I am encouraged by the way we played for the most part. I think we will be fine at the end of the fall season going into the conference tournament." The cougars are next to play at Brock University on the 12th of September.
On Monday the team traveled to Cooperstown to play Herkimer CCC at Double Day baseball field. "Many of our players have never been to the Baseball Hall of Fame and this was a great team builder for our program". Once again the team took a 5-3 lead into the 9th inning and then gave up 5 runs on four errors to lose the game 5-8.
At the end of the holiday weekend Coach Sherman was still positive and stated "I am encouraged by the way we played for the most part. I think we will be fine at the end of the fall season going into the conference tournament." The cougars are next to play at Brock University on the 12th of September.
The teams overall record for the fall is 1-4 and 0-2 in the Western NY Conferenece.