Baseball: Spring Break Live Blog


Game one vs. Mercer CCC:

Brandon Collins pitched in releif to get the win for Brandon Stagg. Collins pitched 4 and 2/3 innings, strking out two and allowing two hits. Shakeel Newton and Zach Ranta both went 2-3 for the cougars winning 5-3 to improve to 7-1 on the season.

In game two, the team beat Dean College, 13-10.

Mark Knight has another good start, pitching four innings, striking out seven and allowing three walks.

Down one run after five innings, the Cougars scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

Eric Villalobos pitched the seventh inning for the save, getting two ground balls and striking out one.

Leading the way for the Cougar offense was Fauchedre Celestijn, going 3-3 with 3 RBI's. Manny Garcia was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI's, Jose Gonzalez added a 2-4 performance.

The team is now 8-1 on the season and will finished its spring trip tomorrow in Myrtle Beach, SC with two games beginning at noon.



Game one vs. Monroe College
The Genesee baseball team faced division one Monroe College of the Bronx in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was a great college baseball game that went back and fourth and saw the Cougars come out with a win, 8-6.

Freshman Ryan DiMartino got the start for Genesee and pitched 3 and 1/3 innings, giving up five runs on 11 hits. He walked only one batter, letting the outstanding defense do its job behind him.

Zack Ranta was the difference in the game. He entered the game in and pitched 3 and 2/3 innings, getting the win allowing only one hit, striking out four and not allowing a walk. Ranta also led the offense going 3-4 at the plate. Shakeel Newton, Sean Sutton, Manny Garcia and Jose Alicea each added two hits for the team.

The team moved to 6-1 on the year.



Game one vs. John Wood CC:

The GCC baseball team dropped to 4-1 on the year by losing to John Wood, CC 15-5.

After taking a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning, the team gave up four runs in the fourth inning and 11 more over the next two innings. Zack Ranta went 3-4 with three RBI's and Brandon Collins went 2-4.

Game two vs. Danville CC:

The Cougars scored two runs in the first inning on four hits. In the third inning, Dre Celestijn and Ramon Vega hit back to back homeruns to lead the team in a 6-4 win over Danville. Celestijn finished the game 3-3 with two RBI's including the homerun. Ramon Vega hit a ball hard off the centerfield wall that got away from the outfielder which allowed Vega to run all the bases for a inside the park homerun. Eric Villalobos earned the win for Genesee going six innings giving up four hits while striking out six and walking none.

The team finishes the day at 5-1 on the early season and plays again in Myrtle Beach tomorow at 6pm against Monroe College of the Bronx.



The Cougar baseball team played its only game of the day and defeated Delaware Tech Community College, 3-2.

The team was lead by Mark Knight who got his first college win pitching 5 2/3 innings, giving up four hits and striking out five batters.

"I was very pleased with Mark's performance today. He showed today he is ready to pitch at a high level in college and I'm really happy for him." said Coach Sherman.

The team was led at the plate by Jacob Sodja going 3-4 and scoring the winning run in the fourth inning. Josh Mair added a 2-3 performance. Brandon Collins continued his hot hitting, going 2-3; while Sean Sutton added a homerun in his first at bat.
The team moves to a 4-0 start and will play two games tomorrow against John Wood CC and Danville CC in Myrtle Beach, SC.



Game One vs. Delaware Tech CC:
After scoring three runs in the top of the first, the team went on to win 5-0. Shakeel Newton continued to stay hot, going 3-4 with a double and a stolen base. Brandon Collins went 2-3 with two RBI's and Jacob Kenney went 2-3 scoring two runs. Sean Stanley pitched two innings for Genesee before giving the ball to Ryan DiMartino who went on to pitch five innings allowing only two hits. The team moved to 2-0

Game Two:
Genesee won a pitching battle, 2-1 over Salem CC. Brandon Stagg went the distance for the Cougars pitching all seven innings. Stagg faced 32 batters giving up six hits while striking out seven. The only run he gave up came in the seventh inning and it was unearned. Leading the way for the team hitting was Newton, Collins and Zack Ranta who each went 2-3. Collins and Ranta each had two RBI's

The team is now 3-0 on the early season and will return to action on 3/12/13  with two games (10am and 7pm).