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Tribunes Take Two From Cougars

Tribunes Take Two From Cougars

The GCC baseball team met Monroe CC for the first day of a home-and-home series on Saturday afternoon and lost in both games of a doubleheader to the visiting Tribunes.

Genesee had a runner in scoring position in a scoreless bottom of the third in game one after Immanuel Gonzalez was hit by a pitch and stole second, but the Cougars could not cash in and left him stranded.

MCC then pieced together four extra-base hits in the top of the fourth and scored five times to take a lead they would not give up.

Genesee's lone runs came in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out, two-run bloop double by Quinn Donnelly that scored Terrence-John Garcia and Casey Guary. GCC managed just one hit the rest of the way and combined for only three in the game; Donnelly's double and singles by Garcia and Connor Barleben.

The Tribunes added four more runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to win game one 11-2.

Cougars' starter Taheed Foy threw four innings and allowed five runs (two earned) on six hits and struck out one.

Garcia turned in a strong starting effort on the mound in game two, lasting into the seventh inning. He gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits. Garcia pitched around two singles in the first to keep the Tribunes off the boards and held the visitors scoreless until the fifth inning when MCC took the lead with a pair of runs.

Genesee responded in the bottom of the fifth after Brandon Stephens led off with a double and scored on a fielder's choice by Joseph DeFelice. DeFelice advanced on the play to second base after a throwing error and was cashed in on an RBI single by Marvin Delarosa.

The Tribunes wasted no time in breaking the tie, scoring three runs in the top of the sixth after an infield single, a sacrifice bunt and two wild pitches. Connor Lewis capped off the inning for MCC with a solo home run and helped the Tribunes to a 5-2 win in game two.

Stephens finished the game 2 for 3 at the plate with a run scored and Eugene Ferrell and Dominic DiCureia each added a hit apiece for GCC.

Genesee (5-22) will finish the week at MCC tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.