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Bats Power Genesee to Doubleheader Sweep Over Broome

Bats Power Genesee to Doubleheader Sweep Over Broome

The offense helped power the Genesee Community College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Broome Community College on Saturday afternoon, combining for 29 runs in two games against the visitors.

Shannon Baker and Kristin Hohn combined to two-hit the Hornets in game one, with Baker striking out three over three innings of one-hit work and Hohn finishing the final two innings, allowing just one hit. 

With a 4-0 lead after two, the Cougars blew the game open with an eight-run third inning. GCC went on to win game one 14-0 in five innings.

Karissa Schuster and Chelsey Ruzewski each had two hits and scored two runs and Schuster also drove in a pair. Andrea Torres went 1-3 with two RBI's and a run scored and Elizabeth Myers went 1-2, scored twice and drove in a run.

Genesee took the lead with four runs in the top of the second inning in game two. Meyers delivered a two-run double in the frame.

Broome scored a run in the bottom of the second before GCC again scored four runs in the top of the third inning, highlighted by another double from Meyers that plated a pair. The Cougars led 8-3 after three. 

Genesee added two runs in the fifth to take a 10-3 lead and then put the game away with five runs in the sixth to extend its lead to 15-3. Broome went scoreless in the bottom of the inning and GCC also won game two via the mercy rule.

Meyers was 4-4 with 6 RBI's and she also scored a run. Ruzewski went 2-2, scored twice and drove in two and Nicole Mauro went 1-3 with three runs scored and a run batted in.

Korie Leitton earned the win on the mound, tossing four innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits while striking out three over four innings. Hohn pitched the final two innings and did not allow a hit while striking out two.

Genesee (7-6) returns to action at home on Monday in a doubleheader against Cayuga Community College. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.