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Baseball Team Ends Early Week Spring Training with 16-Run Win

Cougar baseball team gathers prior to March 13 contest

The Genesee Community College baseball team focused on practice March 14 after a trio of games the previous two days that ended with a 16-6 win over SUNY Adirondack in the second March 13 game in South Carolina during spring training.

Deion Rosalia led the way with a pair of homeruns and a double while adding four RBI. Joining Rosalia with a trio of hits was Justin Taveras.

The Cougars plated five homeruns for the game and in addition to Rosalia's pair had single homeruns from L'Shandry Kirindongo, Shannon Folkes and Jakob MacLeod, with the latter adding three RBI.

Edgardo Jurado and Peter Bradford each stroked a pair of hits with single shots coming off the bats of Keny Sanchez and Justin Baly.

Colin Noeth picked up the win in four innings of work with two strikeouts while allowing six hits.

The Cougars lost their morning game March 13 to Mercer County Community College 17-11. The team deserved better with each team getting 13 hits. The Cougars fell behind early 7-0 after two innings, but out-scored No. 3 ranked National Junior College Athletic Association Division-II Mercer 11-10 the rest of the way despite the Cougars being a NJCAA Division-III team.

Overall from the third inning of the morning game to the first two innings of the afternoon game the Cougars scored 23 runs over a seven-inning span.

Taveras and Baly led Genesee with three hits against Mercer with the former getting a triple and the latter with a trio of doubles.

Bradford had a pair of hits that included a homerun and a double, while MacLeod also hit a homerun and added four RBI. Single hits came from Kirindongo, Folkes, Bryant Fontanez and Zachery Zinck.

On March 12, the Cougars started the week with a close 6-5 loss to Montgomery. Fontanez led the team with a pair of hits and also suffered the loss from the mound.

Kirindongo, Taveras, Bradford and Harrison Lourens plated singles during the team's six-hit performance.

The Cougars resume play in South Carolina with a pair of games March 15 that includes a 1 p.m. start against Camden County at Pelican Stadium followed by a 6 p.m. start against Chesapeake College.