The Genesee Community College baseball team left South Carolina with a three-game winning streak after winning both games March 16 that left the team almost as hot as the weather in taking five of its last six contests down south.
The Cougars started the day with a 7-4 win over Westmoreland County Community College and ended play with a 4-0 shutout win over Nassau Community College.
In the morning game against Westmoreland, Zachery Zinck recorded his first win from the mound in allowing five hits with four strikeouts while going nearly six innings. Colin Noeth was also solid in allowing a single hit and run in relief.
Junior King was the most productive Cougar from the plate belting a home run and a double with a pair of RBI. Jacob MacLeod also had a pair of RBI to go with a double.
Base stealing also picked up for Genesee with three collectively by MacLeod, King and Andrew Shapiro.
In the afternoon contest, Tyler Prospero was an out shy of six innings of work but kept the Region XV team at bay with no runs in only allowing three hits. Shapiro was perfect in relief in allowing no hits or runs, while the Cougar offense registered 10 hits.
Genesee had three players with a pair of hits each with all plating at least one for extra bases. Of the three, Noeth and Shannon Folkes both stroked doubles with the latter recording a RBI, while Justin Baly hit a triple.
Jayson Libert recorded just one hit, but it scored a pair of runs and Fontanez also brought in a runner with a single of his own.
Harrison Lourens and King rounded out Genesee's hitters.
The Cougars' three-game win streak began the night before with a 5-4 win against National Junior College Athletic Association Division-I Chesapeake College, who entered the contest against Genesee with only a pair of losses on the season.
The five Cougar wins in its last six contests gave the team the highest win total of any NJCAA Region-III team in being the hottest team in the region as conference play begins in April after a pair of road games against NJCAA D-II Monroe Community College on March 22.