Softball drops two to Jefferson

The Genesee Community College softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Jefferson Community College on Thursday afternoon, falling 11-6 in game one and 7-5 in game two.

Genesee had an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning in game one, but allowed five runs to Jefferson in the fifth to give up the lead for good.

Chelsea Lynch scored two runs, stole two bases and delivered a double. Miki Kawaguchi also scored a run for GCC.

In game two, GCC trailed 3-0 before putting together a five-run fourth inning to take the lead. Taylor Gayton sparked the rally with an RBI single that scored Yui Sotah. Tori Kramer followed with an RBI single and Rachel VanDuser tied the game at three with an RBI double. Kramer then gave the Lady Cougars the lead after scoring on a passed ball and with the bases loaded, Kawaguchi scored to make it 5-3 GCC after Andrea Pursel was hit by a pitch.

Jefferson came back to tie the game at 5-5 in the top of the fifth and then used a two-run home run in the seventh to take a 7-5, which they held on to.

Genesee falls to 6-14 on the season and will host Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.