The Genesee Community College baseball team captured the Western New York Athletic Conference Fall Baseball Championships Title with a 19-1 victory over Erie Community College on Saturday night.
It took the Cougars 13 innings in the semi-finals against Niagara County Community College to earn a victory to reach the finals for the second straight fall season.
Genesee gave up four runs in the top of the first inning to the Thunderwolves to dig themselves a 4-0 hole. The Cougars clawed back and scored twice in the fourth inning, once in the eight inning and then tied the game on an RBI double by Brandon Collins in the bottom of the ninght inning to take the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the 13th inning, still tied 4-4, Carlos Garcia scored the game winning run after Sean Sutton flied out to center field. Garcia tagged from second base to third base, and scored on a wild throw to send the Cougars to the WNYAC Championship game.
In the championship game, GCC jumped out early and never looked back. The Cougars scored three runs in the home-half of the first inning, a run in the third, two runs in the fourth, six runs in the fifth, four runs in the sixth and three runs in the eighth.
Sean Stanley threw six-plus innings for Genesee, allowing just one run on three hits while srtriking out three, en-route to earning the victory on the mound.
Collins went 2-5 in the championship game with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Sutton was 2-4 with two runs scored and two runs batted in and Zach Ranta went 2-3 with three runs scored and one run batted in.
The Cougars finish a perfect 14-0 in WNYAC play during the fall season. They captured the WNYAC Fall Baseball Title for the second straight fall season.