Genesee Athletics

Cougars Fall in Doubleheader to Tribunes

Cougars Fall in Doubleheader to Tribunes

The Cougars fell to 0-6 in Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) play this spring after dropping a pair of afternoon games to Monroe Community College on Tuesday.

The Tribunes took the lead first in game one with two runs in the third off of GCC starter Enty Lourens.

Catcher John Warne blasted a solo homerun with one out in the top of the fourth and after a Quinn Donnelly double, Christopher Soto tied the game at two with an RBI single that scored Donnelly.

MCC retook the lead in the fifth after piecing together two runs on three hits. Warne led off the top of the sixth with a double for the Cougars and came around to score on a Donnelly fielder's choice, but the bats went quietly the rest of the way and the Tribs took game one, 4-3.

Warne went 2-3 with two runs scored, a run batted in and also threw out three out of three MCC base-runners that attempted to steal.

Soto added two hits and an RBI and Connor Goodno and Robinson Caba also added a hit apiece.

Lourens went six innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He struck out two and walked two and took the loss.

Monroe scored a run in each of the first two innings in game two to jump out 2-0.

Genesee responded in the third to tie the game with a pair of runs. Brandon Henshaw delivered a one-out triple and scored on an RBI single from Jeremie Gonzalez. Warne reached after being hit by a pitch and with two outs, Colt Dennis drove in Gonzalez with a single to knot the game at 2-2.

Gonzalez pitched around a leadoff walk to retire the Tribunes quietly in the bottom of the third and GCC took its first lead of the afternoon in its next at bat in the fourth. The Cougars scored two times on three hits with Gonzalez helping his own cause, driving in both runs with a single.

Genesee extended its lead with two more runs in the fifth and held a 6-3 advantage going into the bottom of the seventh, but the Tribunes battled to score three runs to tie the game going into the eighth.

The Cougars went hitless in their at bats in the top of the eighth and MCC took the lead in the bottom of the inning with a run on two hits.

Genesee then went down in order in the ninth to fall to 7-6.

Soto delivered three hits in four at bats in game two and scored a run. Henshaw, Gonzalez and Donnelly each had two hits and Gonzalez had three RBI's.

Gonzalez lasted 6 2/3 on the mound and did not earn a decision. He gave up six runs (four earned) on 12 hits and struck out 10. Dennis took the loss giving up a run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Genesee 6-11 (0-6) will travel to Frederick Community College on Thursday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.