Baseball loses a pair at Monroe

The Genesee Community College baseball team droppped a pair of games to Western New York Athletic Conference rival Monroe Community College on Tuesday afternoon, losing to the Tribunes 4-1 in game one and 4-3 in game two.

The Cougars struggled swinging the bat and had only six hits in game one. Zack Ranta and Jake Kenney each had two hits. Malik Mitchell took the loss on the mound, pitching all seven innings and giving up eight hits while striking out one and walking two.

Monroe scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and one more in the eighth to come from behind and beat the Cougars in game two. Genesee pitchers gave up six walks in the last two innings and lost a three-run lead. The struggles at the plate continued as GCC only produced six hits. Sean Sutton and Kenney each had two, including a triple for Kenney.

“Right now this team is not consistent. When we play like we did against Lackawanna and then play like a different team against our region teams, it really makes you want to pull you hair out.” Coach Sherman said. “I am very proud of how competitive the region is. There is really some very good baseball here. I hope we can start playing more like the team I know we can be.”

Genesee (11-6) will travel to Ithaca college on Thursday for a doubleheader starting at 2pm.