Genesee Athletics

Softball Takes Two From TC3

Softball Takes Two From TC3

The GCC softball team played its home opener on Saturday afternoon and swept visiting Tompkins-Cortland CC in two games, 11-2 and 12-4.

GCC starting pitcher Shannon Baker shut down the TC3 bats in game one to the tune of just four hits allowed in a complete game effort. She surrendered two runs (one earned) and struck out seven.

Baker helped herself at the plate with four runs batted in on a grand slam in the fourth inning, her second home run of the year.

GCC tallied 14 hits in game one, eight of which went for extra bases.

Cassandra Pangrazio went 2 for 3 with two runs batted in, Kelsey Schmitt was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI and Mackenzie Weber added a pair of hits and scored two runs.

Baker's grand slam highlighted a seven-run fourth inning, which put Genesee in front 11-2. The TC3 bats when quietly in the fifth to give GCC the win via the mercy rule.

The Genesee bats continued to roll in game two and the Cougars put together a six-run first to jump out to an early lead. GCC batted around and totaled seven singles and a double in the opening frame.

Weber went the distance on the mound in game two, throwing seven innings of four-hit ball; allowed four runs and struck out eight.

Pangrazio went yard for her first home run of the season in a two-run sixth inning and Weber helped her cause with a four-hit performance at the plate, scoring three runs and driving in one.

Baker and Joelle Kaminski each picked up three hits for Genesee, including a triple by Baker that turned into a run after a throwing error allowed her to score. Kaminski also scored three runs.

Genesee improved its record to 12-13 with the sweep and extended its winning streak to four games in a row.