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Cougars Earn Doubleheader Split With Erie

Cougars Earn Doubleheader Split With Erie

The GCC baseball team finished its season series with Erie CC on Thursday afternoon with a doubleheader split after sweeping the Kats with a pair of wins at ECC on Tuesday.

Erie jumped out to an early lead in game one after a three-run first, but the Cougars got one back in the bottom of the inning after Connor Barleben plated Joseph DeFelice with an RBI single. DeFelice was aboard after a leadoff double.

Genesee took the lead in the bottom of the second with four runs, including a two-run double from DeFelice and an RBI groundout by Barleben.

GCC starter Thomas Pauly went six full innings and gave up six runs, all earned, including three in the fourth that put ECC back in front 6-5. He allowed 11 hits and struck out two.

Casey Guary tied the game at six apiece in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run, his first home run of the season.

The game went to extras after a scoreless seventh and Erie put up a five spot in the eighth, which began with a solo home run, and took game one 11-6.

DeFelice went 2 for 4 with two runs batted in and a run scored, Terrence-John Garcia added two hits and an RBI and Barleben finished 1 for 3 with two runs batted in.

Genesee combined for 15 hits in game two and scored 16 runs en-route to a 16-11 win.

Guary went 3 for 4 and drove in a pair and DeFelice, Barleben, Garcia and Johnathan Warne each had multi-hit efforts. DeFelice, Barleben and Garcia each drove in three runs.

Chris Ossa worked four innings on the mound and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and struck out five. Taheed Foy picked up the win with an inning of work and Ian Fox closed it out, throwing the final two innings.

Genesee (17-30) will play a home-and-home series against Tompkins-Cortland CC beginning on Saturday at 1pm at TC3.