The Genesee Community College Men's Baseball team swept a double header against Jamestown Community College on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars, along with local law enforcement and members of the fire department, held a moment of silence before the first pitch honoring the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001.
Sean Stanley (Holley, NY) took the hill in game number one for the Cougars, and battled through five innings allowing two hits while striking out three. Catcher Brian Nieves (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico) helped Stanley pitch around a hit and a walk in the second inning, and threw out two runners in the fourth inning to keep Jamestown off the board. Shakeel Newton (Christiansted, Virgin Islands) sparked a three run first inning for the Cougars, leading off with a single and stealing a base before eventually scoring on a two run triple by Jean Rodriguez (Caguas, Puerto Rico). Shan Alexander (Willemstad, Curacao) put an exclamation point on the Cougar win with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the sixth inning, GCC's seventh and final run. Ivan Madafferi (Albion, NY) came in to pitch two scoreless innings of relief to close the door on the Cougars 7-0 win.
In Game two, head coach Skip Sherman gave the ball to Dan Sharpe (Youngstown, NY). The Cougars again jumped out to an early lead, started by Shakeel Newton who singled to lead off the game and came around to score along with Tyler Koronas (Naples, FL) on a single from Brian Nieves. Newton drove in a run on a single and then scored the Cougars fourth run of the game in the second inning, being driven in by Koronas. Sharpe lasted four and two thirds of an inning, fanning three and allowing five hits while giving up one run. Adam Pratt (Batavia, NY) pitched an inning and two thirds of relief, allowing a run and striking out three. Dan Harms (Hamburg, Germany) came in to shut the door, striking out one in two thirds of an inning to earn the save in the Cougars 5-2 win.
The Cougars will play again on September 17th, at home against Erie Community College.