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Baker Hurls Genesee to Sweep of Monroe; Cougars Claim WNYAC Title

Baker Hurls Genesee to Sweep of Monroe; Cougars Claim WNYAC Title

Shannon Baker tossed two complete-games on Tuesday afternoon and the GCC softball team won both games of a doubleheader against Monroe Community College.

With the wins, Genesee captured its first Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) title in school history, finishing 5-0 in conference this year.

Baker allowed two runs (one earned) in game one in a 5-2 win. She allowed five hits and struck out six, and went 2-3 at the plate with a run scored and a run batted in.

GCC broke a 1-1 tie in the third with a three-run inning. Kelsey Schmitt delivered a two-run single and also scored a run.

Chelsey Ruzewski was 2-3 and scored a run and Bailee Welker and Karissa Schuster each added a hit.

Genesee and Monroe traded runs in the first inning of game two before the Cougars took the lead for good in the top of the second with a pair of runs.

Schmitt came through again with a two-run double in the third inning to put GCC in front 6-1.

The Tribunes cut the deficit to two with a four-run third, but Baker shut down MCC over the final four innings to earn her second win of the day and Genesee took game two, 6-5.

Baker allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and struck out five.

Elizabeth Myers collected two hits and drove in two, Georgie Miller was 2-4 with an RBI and Dani Wilshire and Ruzewski each scored two runs apiece.

Genesee (19-9) will return to action on the road on Saturday in a doubleheader against Tompkins-Cortland Community College beginning at 1 p.m.