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IAC All-Star Joins Pitching Staff

Jeff Cotterill signs his letter of intent with his father at his side

Trumansburg High graduate Jeff Cotterill will pitch for the Panthers. The two-time I.A.C. All Star has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will join the team in the fall.

"Jeff is a tall, strong-armed pitcher who played under a great coaching staff at Trumansburg. He is a big part of the incoming recruiting class," said TC3 Coach Ryan Stevens. "Jeff brings a lot of energy and confidence to the baseball program and shows a lot of promise on the field and in the classroom. We are extremely happy to have Jeff join the Panther family and look for big things in his two years in Dryden."

Cortland High Star Coming to TC3

Andrew Babcock is joined by his parents as he signs his letter of intent

A three-time Section III all star has signed to play for the TC3 Panthers. Cortland High third baseman Andrew Babcock completed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will part of Coach Ryan Stevens' program starting in the fall.

Babcock comes a Cortland High program that has grown into a perennial powerhouse. "Andrew should have a huge impact on our team, both offensively and defensively. I think he can be a real cornerstone for the TC3 program moving forward," said Stevens. "He had a great career at Cortland, hitting over .360 his last two years while showing a good glove. We couldn't be more excited to have him join the Panther family."

Roster Keeps Getting Deeper

Trent Brown signs his letter of intent while surrounded by family and friends

The TC3 baseball team has added a true centerfielder to its recruiting class, signing Trent Brown to an NJCAA National Letter of Intent. Brown played his high school ball at First Coast High in Jacksonville, Florida, and is an American Legion teammate of fellow TC3 recruit Austin Rourke.

"Trent is a speedy, strong-armed centerfielder with a lot of baseball savy and top-of-the-lineup potential," said TC3 Coach Ryan Stevens, calling Brown is a polished player who brings great energy to the field. "He is a free safety on the baseball field and will give us a ton of coverage in the outfield. We look for great things from Trent on the field and in the classroom as we welcome him to the Panther family.”  

Stillwater Star Signs with Panthers

Alexander Evans signs his letter of intent to play at TC3

Stillwater High's Alexander Evans will start his college career at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The 6-0, 175-pound catcher/utility player has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent. Evans hit .315 this year for the Stillwater Warriors.  

"We found Alexander last fall and we fell in love with his intensity," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the field on a daily basis and will fit in nicely with the Panther Baseball family."

Fogg Named NJCAA All-American

June 12, 2015

All-American Malik Fogg

For the first time in the history of its baseball program, Tompkins Cortland Community College has an All-American. Sophomore Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) has been named to the NJCAA Division III All-American First Team. Fogg had previously been named the Player of the Year for both the NJCAA Region III and the Mid-State Athletic Conference.

The honor caps an amazing season for Fogg. He made TC3 history by hitting 11 home runs while batting .477 with a slugging percentage of .908. He finished his TC3 career owning or sharing 11 college records, including most home runs in a season and career, most hits in a game, most doubles in a game, highest batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in a season and career, and most RBI in a career. He also finished in the top three for six other records.

Panthers Add Arm to Pitching Staff

Matt Socola signs his letter of intent to play at TC3, joined by his mother and sister

Matt Socola has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play his college baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The right-handed pitcher just finished his high school career at Bath-Haverling playing for the Rams.

"Matt is a standout pitcher who has had an impressive high school career," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "Matt will be a big part of the Panther pitching staff and the entire baseball program moving forward over the next two years."

Fogg Named Region III Player of the Year

June 5, 2015

Region III Player of the Year Malik Fogg

The honors keep piling up for Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball player Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). The sophomore has been named the NJCAA Region III Baseball Player of the Year, the first Panther ever named the best in the region. Voting was done by the coaches from the 17 Region III teams.

Fogg was among the region leaders in most offensive categories. He led Region III and was third in the nation with 11 home runs, which also set a new TC3 record. His .477 batting average was fourth best in the region and fifth best in the nation, while also setting a new College record. He had the best slugging percentage in the nation at .908, and was seventh in Region III with 44 runs batted in. His on-base percentage of .558 was second in the region and fifth in the nation.

Fogg is the sixth all-region selection in the history of TC3 baseball and just the second named to the first-team. He adds the Region III Player of the Year award to his previously earned Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year award, becoming the first TC3 player in any sport to earn both distinctions in the same season.

All-State Player Signs with Panthers

Collin Pickert with his father and TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens

All-State player Collin Pickert has signed to play his college baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College. A 2014 New York All-State selection as a catcher/utility player, Pickert is likely to earn a repeat selection after hitting over .400 this year while playing for small-school powerhouse McGraw High School.

"We are very excited to have Collin joining the Panther Family, and he will flourish on and off the field here at TC3," said Panthers Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He had a impressive career at McGraw and will look to add to his resume with a strong career in a Panthers uniform."

Florida Pitcher to Join Panthers

Austin Rourke signs his letter of intent to play at TC3

Austin Rourke, a 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher from Terry Parker High in Jacksonville, Florida, has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

"Austin is a standout pitcher who will really boost our Panther pitching staff with his experience and talent," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He also plays first base and is strong at the plate. Austin comes from a good family and baseball program, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him aboard."

Austin Rourke signs his letter of intent to play at TC3

Fogg Named Conference Player of the Year

May 19, 2015

2015 All-MSAC

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) has been named the Mid-State Athletic Conference 2015 Baseball Player of the Year. Freshmen Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) joined Frost on the all-conference team, giving the Panthers three of the 15 players honored. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.  

Fogg is the first TC3 baseball player named the MSAC Player of the Year since Anthony Siracusa in 2010. Among his offensive feats, the infielder shattered the TC3 records for home runs, blasting 11 this year to give him 13 for his career. The previous single-season record was five and the career record was seven. Fogg also set TC3 records for batting average (.477), slugging percentage (.908), and on-base percentage (.558). His 44 RBI and 52 hits each led the team and represent the second most ever in a season by a TC3 baseball player.

If not for Fogg, everyone would have been talking about the year Christian had in the power department. The outfielder hit seven home runs, passing the old single-season record and equaling the old career record. He was second on the team with 30 RBI and a slugging percentage of .545. His 18 walks tied him with Fogg for the team lead and helped give him an on-base percentage of .416.  

Frost led the team with four wins on the mound, appearing in 10 games and throwing a team-high 53 innings. He struck out 45 batters, second most ever by a TC3 pitcher in a single season.  At the plate Frost hit .330 with a .495 slugging percentage and a .440 on-base percentage. He tied with Christian for third on the team in runs scored (29) and tied for third with two home runs.  

It’s the ninth straight year TC3 has placed a player on the all-conference team, and the sixth time the Panthers have had at least three representatives.  

Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 07, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to a close Thursday, with the Panthers traveling to Jamestown to first complete a suspended game and then play a full doubleheader. The news started bad and got worse, with TC3 first dropping the resumed game 19-14, then getting swept in the doubleheader 8-7 and 11-0. The season ends for TC3 with a NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-20 and an overall record of 15-23.

SUSPENDED GAME FROM 4/21: Jamestown 19, TC3 14 (9 innings)

From first pitch in Dryden 16 days ago to the final out in Jamestown Thursday, three Panthers posted multi-hit games. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) led the way, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) each had two hits in four at bats.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) went 1-for-3, driving in two runs. The two RBI gave Fogg 60 for his career, setting a new TC3 record. He passed Dustin Sandberg, who drove in 59 runs in 2010 and 2011.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 1: Jamestown 8, TC3 7
The Panthers fell short despite rapping out 11 hits and reaching base another eight times via the walk and two more times with a hit by pitch. TC3 left runners on base every inning, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings. The game turned in the fourth inning. After TC3 rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, the Jayhawks answered with a big, four-run bottom of the fourth to jump ahead 8-5. TC3 pushed across two in the sixth but couldn’t come all the way back.

Eight of TC3’s nine starters had a least one hit. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits, with Fogg counting a double among his knocks.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 2: Jamestown 11, TC3 0
The final game of the year saw TC3 with a pair of this in the first inning, but unable to score a run. In the bottom of the inning, Jamestown combined two hits, a walk, a hit-batsman, and a balk to score twice, taking an early 2-0 lead. Neither team threatened again until the fourth, when Jamestown exploded for nine runs to take control 11-0. For the fifth straight inning TC3 couldn’t advance past first base in the top of the fifth, ending the game by the run rule.

Ferrezza had two of TC3’s five hits, going 2-for-3. Fogg went 1-for-2 to finish the season with 52 hits, one shy of the TC3 season record.

Roster–2015 Men's Baseball

2015 Baseball

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Rodney Jester SS/2B So. 6-0 170 Tri-Valley/Liberty
3 Malik Fogg 3B/SS So. 6-4 220 Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon
4 Anthony Ferrezza 2B/SS Fr. 6-0 180 East Islip/East Islip
6 Sam Allen P So. 6-1 190 Moravia/Moravia
8 Zach Schulte C (Capt.) Fr. 6-0 185 Cox/Virginia Beach, Va.
10 Josh Ahearn P So. 6-1 190 Downsville/Hancock
12 Jeremy Fredenburg P So. 5-9 150 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
14 Jacob Pitman C Fr. 5-9 160 Tully/Tully
16 Aaron Wintermute P/1B Fr. 6-4 235 Tully/Tully
17 Tyler Thigpen CF Fr. 5-11 180 River Ridge/Woodstock, Ga.
18 Jared Coffey P Fr. 6-2 200 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
19 Connor Dunham OF/C Fr. 6-0 180 Paul V. Moore/Central Square
20 Jonathan Frost P/1B (Capt.) Fr. 6-3 185 Alpine/Alpine, Texas
21 Bryan Joseph OF So. 5-11 180 Odessa-Montour/Alpine
23 Joe DeAngelis P Fr. 6-2 200 Auburn/Auburn
24 Dana Scarselletta 3B/IF Fr. 6-0 180 Auburn/Auburn
25 Zach Cousineau OF/IF Fr. 5-11 175 Auburn/Auburn
31 Justin Brenner OF Fr. 6-4 200 Rio Rico/Rio Rico, Ariz.
33 Mickey Beach P So. 5-10 210 Newfield/Newfield
34 Ty Christian 1B/OF/P Fr. 6-3 230 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown
45 Jean Germosen P (Capt.) So. 6-5 210 Yonkers/Yonkers
49 Vic Jacobsen C So. 6-0 200 East Anchorage/Anchorage, Alaska
52 Roki Mendoza Familia P/1B Fr. 6-5 220 George Westinghouse/Brooklyn
55 Nick Marr P Fr. 6-0 190 Moravia/Moravia

Printable Roster

Statistics–Men's Baseball

Men's Baseball

2015 Season

Overall (15-23)
West Division (8-20)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

20 (2010)
18 (2012)
14 (2011)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.500 (2011)
.474 (2012)
.455 (2010)

Most Runs Scored (Game)

22 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
22 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
21 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

276 (2010)
192 (2012)
171 (2009)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

16 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
14 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
11 (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)
11 (at Allegany College, 3/22/09)

Most Hits (Game)

17 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
16 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
16 (vs. Onondaga CC, 4/1/10)

Most Hits (Season)

364 (2010)
320 (2012)
242 (2009)

Most Doubles (Game)

7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 5/1/10)
6 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)
5 (vs. Corning CC, 4/6/10)
5 (vs. Onondaga CC, 4/1/10)
5 (at Ithaca College JV, 3/27/09)
5 (vs. SUNY Canton, 4/24/07)

Most Doubles (Season)

76 (2010)
49 (2012)
43 (2009)

Most Triples (Game)

2 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/29/10)
2 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 4/25/09)

Most Triples (Season)

12 (2010)
10 (2009)
8 (2011)

Most Home Runs (Game)

3 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
3 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
2 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)
2 (at Allegany College, 3/22/09)

Most Home Runs (Season)

14 (2010)
5 (2011)
5 (2014)

Most RBIs (Game)

20 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
15 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
14 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)

Most RBIs (Season)

235 (2010)
150 (2012)
144 (2009)

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

14 (at Jamestown CC, 4/8/09)
11 (vs. Corning CC, 4/26/11)
11 (at Broome CC, 4/13/10)

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

111 (2010)
98 (2009)
66 (2012)

Most Walks (Game)

13 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
12 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
11 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)

Most Walks (Season)

174 (2010)
146 (2008)
133 (2009)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Game)

11 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
11 (at Jefferson CC, 5/3/07)
11 (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Season)

224 (2010)
154 (2013)
142 (2012)

Individual Records - Hitting

Most Hits (Game)

4 Manny Martinez (at Ithaca College JV, 3/26/12)
4 Tim Smith (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)
4 Kris Catino (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
4 Lane Warner (vs. Ithaca College JV, 3/27/10)
4 Dan Zambito (at Allegany College, 3/16/10)
4 Tatsuya Hagiwara (at CCBC Essex, 3/14/07)
4 Jonathon Concepcion (at CCBC Essex, 3/14/07)

Most Hits (Season)

53 Kris Catino (2012)
53 Dan Zambito (2010)
51 Anthony Siracusa (2010)

Most Hits (Career)

86 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
76 Joey Flores (2011-12)
74 Tim Smith (2011-12)

Highest Batting Average (Season)

.443 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.423 Joey Flores (2011)
.400 Tatsuya Hagiwara (2007)

Highest Batting Average (Career)

.409 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.368 Kris Catino (2011-12)
.367 Joey Flores (2011-12)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Season)

.485 Dustin Quick (2010)
.484 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.473 Cody Rose (2010)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Career)

.476 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
.457 Jacob Newton (2008-09)
.453 Morgan Allis (2007-08)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Season)

.617 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.613 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
.594 Jesse Stiffen (2007)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Career)

.578 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.556 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
.550 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)

Most Doubles (Game)

3 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)
2 Several times (-)

Most Doubles (Season)

17 Dan Zambito (2010)
17 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
12 Dustin Sandberg (2010)

Most Doubles (Career)

27 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
21 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
20 Joey Flores (2011)

Most Triples (Game)

1 Several times (-)

Most Triples (Season)

6 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Juan Balbuena (2013)
2 Drew Seager (2011)
2 Joey Flores (2011)
2 Peter Ahart (2009)

Most Triples (Career)

7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
3 Juan Balbuena (2011, 2013)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
3 Peter Ahart (2008-09)

Most Home Runs (Game)

2 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)

Most Home Runs (Season)

5 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Jesse Stiffen (2007)
2 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
2 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Cody Rose (2010)
2 Dan Zambito (2010)
2 Jesse Stiffen (2008)
2 Brian Pfund (2014)

Most Home Runs (Career)

7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
5 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
3 Brian Pfund (2013-14)

Most RBIs (Game)

7 Dustin Sandberg (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
5 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca Colelge JV, 4/7/10)
5 Dustin Sandberg (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
5 Andrew Foster (4/32/07)
5 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)

Most RBIs (Season)

47 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
35 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
30 Dan Zambito (2010)

Most RBIs (Career)

59 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
52 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
45 Tim Smith (2011-12)

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

5 Brandon Becker (4/18/09)
4 Tim Smith (vs. Corning CC, 4/26/11)
4 Dustin Quick (at Broome CC, 4/13/10)
4 Dustin Quick (5/2/09)

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

29 Dustin Quick (2010)
27 Dustin Quick (2009)
19 Kris Catino (2012)

Most Stolen Bases (Career)

56 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
31 Kris Catino (2011-12)
18 Dan Zambito (2009-10)

Most Walks (Game)

4 Juan Balbuena (at Corning CC, 4/18/13)
4 Dustin Quick (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
4 Jacob Newton (vs. Broome CC, 4/9/09)
3 Several times (-)

Most Walks (Season)

37 Dustin Quick (2010)
25 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
22 Jesse Stiffen (2008)

Most Walks (Career)

52 Stefan Whittenburg (2009-10)
40 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
36 Jacob Newton (2008-09)

Most Runs Scored (Game)

4 Billy Crowe (4/23/11)
4 Joey Flores (4/23/11)
4 Morgan Allis (3/21/08)
4 Gordon Begent (3/21/08)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

48 Dustin Quick (2010)
40 Dan Zambito (2010)
35 Kris Catino (2012)
35 Brandon Becker (2010)

Most Runs Scored (Career)

74 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
56 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
55 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)

Individual Records - Pitching

Most Wins (Season)

5 Anthony Siracusa (2009)
4 Joey Flores (2012)
4 Brandon Watkins (2012)
4 Lane Warner (2010)
4 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
4 Eric Conway (2010)
4 Kevin Mabry (2008)

Most Wins (Career)

9 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
7 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
5 Michael Zick (2007-08)

Best ERA (Season)

1.87 Michael Zick (2007)
2.36 Lane Warner (2010)
2.68 Anthony Siracusa (2009)

Best ERA (Career)

3.74 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
3.93 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
4.26 Michael Zick (2007-08)

Most Strikeouts (Game)

11 Zach Dufel (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)
10 Anthony Graziano (vs. Broome CC, 4/17/11)
10 Eric Conway (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
10 Eric Conway (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)
10 Jorden Updyke (at Broome CC, 5/4/11)

Most Strikeouts (Season)

54 Zach Dufel (2014)
43 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
42 Sean Streb (2013)
42 Eric Conway (2010)

Most Strikeouts (Career)

72 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
66 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
64 Kevin Mabry (2008-09)

Most Shutouts (Season)

2 Michael Zick (2007)

Most Shutouts (Career)

2 Michael Zick (2007-08)

Individual Records - Fielding

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

.995 Billy Crowe (2010)
.990 Joey Flores (2012)
.981 Jonathon Concepcion (2007)

Best Fielding Percentage (Career)

.987 Jonathon Concepcion (2007-08)
.952 Seth Cameron (2009-10)
.949 Peter Ahart (2008-09)

Most Assists (Season)

102 Tony Whitt (2012)
80 Dan Zambito (2009)
68 Dan Zambito (2010)

Most Assists (Career)

148 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
118 Tony Whitt (2011-12)

Most Putouts (Season)

206 Brent Stull (2009)
199 Nixon Pena (2012)
186 Billy Crowe (2010)

Most Putouts (Career)

281 Billy Crowe (2010-11)
256 Brent Stull (2009-10)
241 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)

          

Coaches–Men's Baseball

Ryan Stevens

Head Coach

Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens returns to Tompkins Cortland Community College as the new head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at TC3 from 2006 to 2010, takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 academic year.

Stevens has built an impressive resume since starting his coaching career at TC3. While on the Dryden campus he was the Panthers’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, helping build a brand new program into a playoff team. His time at the College coincides with the best four-year stretch in the program’s history, culminating with an NJCAA regional playoff appearance in his final season.

In 2008 he entered the world of professional baseball, taking a job with the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Independent Professional Continental Baseball league. After two years and a league championship with the Gunslingers, Stevens took his first head coaching job with the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League, an independent professional league based in Texas with teams through the southwest. In five seasons as the manager of the Cowboys, Stevens has led the team to the postseason each year, capturing two league championships and posting an overall record of 208-119. He was named the Pecos League Manager of the Year, and has helped more than 50 players earn promotions to higher levels of professional baseball, including one, Jonathan Edwards, who is on a major league roster (Texas Rangers, pitcher). Two other of his players signed contracts with Major League affiliates: David Valesente (Pittsburgh Pirates organization, catcher) and Andrew Wall (Washington Nationals organization, pitcher).

Stevens, who also worked as an associate scout in the West Texas region for the Washington Nationals, served as an assistant coach at Ithaca College during the 2013-14 school year. He is a Dryden native, graduating from Dryden High before playing collegiate baseball at SUNY Cobleskill and Frostburg State University (Maryland).

Contact: rs049@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4493


Jarrod Surine

Infield Coach

Jarrod Surine

Coach Surine returns to TC3 to direct the infield and outfield. Surine was an All-IAC infielder for the Trumansburg Raiders in high school, then played at SUNY Fredonia before transferring to TC3. He played for the Panthers in 2009, leading the team in assists while sporting a .949 fielding percentage at second base. After TC3 he moved on to play at Ithaca College before joining the Bomber coaching staff as an infield coach with the varsity program and the head coach of the J.V. team. In the summer of 2014, Surrine went to West Texas to join Stevens as part of the staff for the Pecos League Southern Division Champion Alpine Cowboys.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Billy Crowe

Catching Coach/Bench Coach

Billy Crowe

Coach Crowe is TC3's catching coach while also working with the hitters. A conference all star while at Bath-Haverling High, Crowe played two seasons at TC3, earning all-MSAC honors before finishing his collegiate career at Virginia Wesleyan University. He played professionally for two seasons under Coach Stevens with the Alpine Cowboys and coached at Cox High in Virignia Beach before joing the TC3 staff.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Colby Gee

Hitting Coach

Colby Gee

Coach Gee primarily works with the Panther hitters while also serving as the base running coach. Gee was an All-IAC performer for the Dryden Lions in high school before joining the Ithaca College baseball program. While a Bomber, he earned multiple All-Empire 8 Team honors and helped to lead Ithaca to the 2013 NCAA Division III World Series. He played profesionally under Coach Stevens in 2014 for the Alpine Cowboys and is still a member of the Cowboys in 2015.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Corey Hollenbeck

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Coach Hollenbeck serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, combined a broad range of experience with athletics with his physical therapy and personal training background. He played baseball at TC3 before transferring to SUNY Brockport for a year studying kinesiology and pre-physical therapy. Coach Hollenbeck graduated from Pennsylvania State University after studying adventure-based programming. Following graduation he became part owner of Valor Strength and Conditioning in Ithaca, where he has trained over 10 professional baseball players and dozens of college/high school athletes in the offseason.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Alan Kress

Student Assistant

Alan Kress

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2015 Men's Baseball

Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 07, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to a close Thursday, with the Panthers traveling to Jamestown to first complete a suspended game and then play a full doubleheader. The news started bad and got worse, with TC3 first dropping the resumed game 19-14, then getting swept in the doubleheader 8-7 and 11-0. The season ends for TC3 with a NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-20 and an overall record of 15-23.

SUSPENDED GAME FROM 4/21: Jamestown 19, TC3 14 (9 innings)

From first pitch in Dryden 16 days ago to the final out in Jamestown Thursday, three Panthers posted multi-hit games. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) led the way, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) each had two hits in four at bats.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) went 1-for-3, driving in two runs. The two RBI gave Fogg 60 for his career, setting a new TC3 record. He passed Dustin Sandberg, who drove in 59 runs in 2010 and 2011.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 1: Jamestown 8, TC3 7
The Panthers fell short despite rapping out 11 hits and reaching base another eight times via the walk and two more times with a hit by pitch. TC3 left runners on base every inning, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings. The game turned in the fourth inning. After TC3 rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, the Jayhawks answered with a big, four-run bottom of the fourth to jump ahead 8-5. TC3 pushed across two in the sixth but couldn’t come all the way back.

Eight of TC3’s nine starters had a least one hit. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits, with Fogg counting a double among his knocks.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 2: Jamestown 11, TC3 0
The final game of the year saw TC3 with a pair of this in the first inning, but unable to score a run. In the bottom of the inning, Jamestown combined two hits, a walk, a hit-batsman, and a balk to score twice, taking an early 2-0 lead. Neither team threatened again until the fourth, when Jamestown exploded for nine runs to take control 11-0. For the fifth straight inning TC3 couldn’t advance past first base in the top of the fifth, ending the game by the run rule.

Ferrezza had two of TC3’s five hits, going 2-for-3. Fogg went 1-for-2 to finish the season with 52 hits, one shy of the TC3 season record.


Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 07, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to a close Thursday, with the Panthers traveling to Jamestown to first complete a suspended game and then play a full doubleheader. The news started bad and got worse, with TC3 first dropping the resumed game 19-14, then getting swept in the doubleheader 8-7 and 11-0. The season ends for TC3 with a NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-20 and an overall record of 15-23.

SUSPENDED GAME FROM 4/21: Jamestown 19, TC3 14 (9 innings)

From first pitch in Dryden 16 days ago to the final out in Jamestown Thursday, three Panthers posted multi-hit games. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) led the way, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) each had two hits in four at bats.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) went 1-for-3, driving in two runs. The two RBI gave Fogg 60 for his career, setting a new TC3 record. He passed Dustin Sandberg, who drove in 59 runs in 2010 and 2011.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 1: Jamestown 8, TC3 7
The Panthers fell short despite rapping out 11 hits and reaching base another eight times via the walk and two more times with a hit by pitch. TC3 left runners on base every inning, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings. The game turned in the fourth inning. After TC3 rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, the Jayhawks answered with a big, four-run bottom of the fourth to jump ahead 8-5. TC3 pushed across two in the sixth but couldn’t come all the way back.

Eight of TC3’s nine starters had a least one hit. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits, with Fogg counting a double among his knocks.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 2: Jamestown 11, TC3 0
The final game of the year saw TC3 with a pair of this in the first inning, but unable to score a run. In the bottom of the inning, Jamestown combined two hits, a walk, a hit-batsman, and a balk to score twice, taking an early 2-0 lead. Neither team threatened again until the fourth, when Jamestown exploded for nine runs to take control 11-0. For the fifth straight inning TC3 couldn’t advance past first base in the top of the fifth, ending the game by the run rule.

Ferrezza had two of TC3’s five hits, going 2-for-3. Fogg went 1-for-2 to finish the season with 52 hits, one shy of the TC3 season record.


Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 07, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to a close Thursday, with the Panthers traveling to Jamestown to first complete a suspended game and then play a full doubleheader. The news started bad and got worse, with TC3 first dropping the resumed game 19-14, then getting swept in the doubleheader 8-7 and 11-0. The season ends for TC3 with a NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-20 and an overall record of 15-23.

SUSPENDED GAME FROM 4/21: Jamestown 19, TC3 14 (9 innings)

From first pitch in Dryden 16 days ago to the final out in Jamestown Thursday, three Panthers posted multi-hit games. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) led the way, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) each had two hits in four at bats.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) went 1-for-3, driving in two runs. The two RBI gave Fogg 60 for his career, setting a new TC3 record. He passed Dustin Sandberg, who drove in 59 runs in 2010 and 2011.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 1: Jamestown 8, TC3 7
The Panthers fell short despite rapping out 11 hits and reaching base another eight times via the walk and two more times with a hit by pitch. TC3 left runners on base every inning, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings. The game turned in the fourth inning. After TC3 rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, the Jayhawks answered with a big, four-run bottom of the fourth to jump ahead 8-5. TC3 pushed across two in the sixth but couldn’t come all the way back.

Eight of TC3’s nine starters had a least one hit. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits, with Fogg counting a double among his knocks.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 2: Jamestown 11, TC3 0
The final game of the year saw TC3 with a pair of this in the first inning, but unable to score a run. In the bottom of the inning, Jamestown combined two hits, a walk, a hit-batsman, and a balk to score twice, taking an early 2-0 lead. Neither team threatened again until the fourth, when Jamestown exploded for nine runs to take control 11-0. For the fifth straight inning TC3 couldn’t advance past first base in the top of the fifth, ending the game by the run rule.

Ferrezza had two of TC3’s five hits, going 2-for-3. Fogg went 1-for-2 to finish the season with 52 hits, one shy of the TC3 season record.


Panthers Eliminated from Playoff Contention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team traveled to Corning Community College Tuesday, needing a doubleheader sweep of the Red Barons to keep any hopes of making the playoffs alive. After winning game one 8-4, the Panthers came up just short in game two, falling 5-4. With the loss, TC3 is eliminated from playoff contention with an NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-17 with three games left in the season. TC3’s overall record is now 15-20. Corning stands at 10-16 in the West.

GAME 1: TC3 8, Corning 4
The day opened with the very first pitch of the day hitting TC3 leadoff hitter Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip). He came around to score the game’s first run when Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) singled to left and the Corning outfielder misplayed the ball, allowing it to go to the fence. In the third, TC3 expanded the lead on a mammoth two-run home run to center from Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown). Corning answered with runs in the bottom of the third and fourth to make the score 3-2, but TC3 was back at it in the fifth. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) and Fogg opened the inning with singles, and Frost came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Christian. Fogg scored when Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) followed with a double and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) capped the rally with a single to score Jester. An inning later, back-to-back doubles by Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and Ferrezza scored another TC3 run, making it 7-2 in the middle of the sixth inning. The bottom of the frame saw Corning score twice to pull within 7-4, but a Scarselletta solo home run in the top of the seventh ended the scoring for both teams, making the final score 8-4.

Frost earned the win, throwing six innings, scattering nine hits and striking out three. Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) struck out the side in the seventh to close out the victory. Fogg finished the game 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Scarselletta went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI. Joseph also collected two hits and Christian drove in three runs on a homer and a sac fly.

GAME 2: Corning 5, TC3 4
Needing the sweep to stay alive in the playoff hunt, game two had a rough start for the visitors. After the Panthers were set down in order in the top of the first, Corning took advantage of three TC3 errors to score five runs in the bottom of the first. From that point on, TC3 pitchers Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia), Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully), and DeAngelis combined to keep the Red Barons off the scoreboard, despite having runners on base each inning. The strong pitching and error-free defense the rest of the way allowed the Panthers to get back in the game.

After the first ten TC3 batters were set down in order to open the game, the Panthers rallied with one out in the fourth. Frost had the team’s first hit, a double laced to right field. Fogg followed with a ball the leftfielder misplayed, allowing Frost to score and leaving Fogg on second. An out later, Jester delivered a single to score Fogg, followed by a single by Scarselletta and an RBI double by Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.). The third out was recorded with Panthers on second and third base, but with the score now 5-3.

The fifth inning produced another run for the Panthers, again with Frost starting the rally. With two outs, he drew a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch, and then came in to score on a single by Fogg. With the tying run on first, the inning ended with a strikeout called on an appeal of a checked swing on a 3-2 pitch, leaving the score at 5-4 through five innings. Over the sixth and seventh innings, the Panthers struck out four times while putting just one runner on base. The game ended with a fly out to center with the tying run on first base.

Allen took the loss, despite allowing only one earned run over four innings of work. Six different TC3 batters each had one hit, with Brenner and Frost each doubling for the only extra-base hits.

The Panthers close out the regular season Thursday at Jamestown Community College. The teams will first complete a game that was suspended on April 21 with the score 14-14 after seven innings, and then play a doubleheader with the Jayhawks.


Panthers Eliminated from Playoff Contention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team traveled to Corning Community College Tuesday, needing a doubleheader sweep of the Red Barons to keep any hopes of making the playoffs alive. After winning game one 8-4, the Panthers came up just short in game two, falling 5-4. With the loss, TC3 is eliminated from playoff contention with an NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-17 with three games left in the season. TC3’s overall record is now 15-20. Corning stands at 10-16 in the West.

GAME 1: TC3 8, Corning 4
The day opened with the very first pitch of the day hitting TC3 leadoff hitter Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip). He came around to score the game’s first run when Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) singled to left and the Corning outfielder misplayed the ball, allowing it to go to the fence. In the third, TC3 expanded the lead on a mammoth two-run home run to center from Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown). Corning answered with runs in the bottom of the third and fourth to make the score 3-2, but TC3 was back at it in the fifth. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) and Fogg opened the inning with singles, and Frost came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Christian. Fogg scored when Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) followed with a double and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) capped the rally with a single to score Jester. An inning later, back-to-back doubles by Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and Ferrezza scored another TC3 run, making it 7-2 in the middle of the sixth inning. The bottom of the frame saw Corning score twice to pull within 7-4, but a Scarselletta solo home run in the top of the seventh ended the scoring for both teams, making the final score 8-4.

Frost earned the win, throwing six innings, scattering nine hits and striking out three. Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) struck out the side in the seventh to close out the victory. Fogg finished the game 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Scarselletta went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI. Joseph also collected two hits and Christian drove in three runs on a homer and a sac fly.

GAME 2: Corning 5, TC3 4
Needing the sweep to stay alive in the playoff hunt, game two had a rough start for the visitors. After the Panthers were set down in order in the top of the first, Corning took advantage of three TC3 errors to score five runs in the bottom of the first. From that point on, TC3 pitchers Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia), Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully), and DeAngelis combined to keep the Red Barons off the scoreboard, despite having runners on base each inning. The strong pitching and error-free defense the rest of the way allowed the Panthers to get back in the game.

After the first ten TC3 batters were set down in order to open the game, the Panthers rallied with one out in the fourth. Frost had the team’s first hit, a double laced to right field. Fogg followed with a ball the leftfielder misplayed, allowing Frost to score and leaving Fogg on second. An out later, Jester delivered a single to score Fogg, followed by a single by Scarselletta and an RBI double by Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.). The third out was recorded with Panthers on second and third base, but with the score now 5-3.

The fifth inning produced another run for the Panthers, again with Frost starting the rally. With two outs, he drew a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch, and then came in to score on a single by Fogg. With the tying run on first, the inning ended with a strikeout called on an appeal of a checked swing on a 3-2 pitch, leaving the score at 5-4 through five innings. Over the sixth and seventh innings, the Panthers struck out four times while putting just one runner on base. The game ended with a fly out to center with the tying run on first base.

Allen took the loss, despite allowing only one earned run over four innings of work. Six different TC3 batters each had one hit, with Brenner and Frost each doubling for the only extra-base hits.

The Panthers close out the regular season Thursday at Jamestown Community College. The teams will first complete a game that was suspended on April 21 with the score 14-14 after seven innings, and then play a doubleheader with the Jayhawks.


Panthers Best Bombers, 10-8

Saturday, May 02, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team took a break from NJCAA Region III play Saturday, playing a single home game with the Ithaca College J.V. The Panthers posted a 10-8 win, improving TC3’s overall record to 14-19 overall.

TC3 10, Ithaca JV 8
Pitcher Nick Marr (Moravia H.S./Moravia) took the ball for his second start of the season. The Bombers got to him early, plating two run in the second and two more in the fourth before TC3 answered with three in the bottom of the frame to make it 4-3. Ithaca scored three in the top of the fifth, but TC3 responded with a big five-run inning to take an 8-7 lead. After Marr kept Ithaca off the board in the top of the sixth, TC3 plated two more in the bottom of the sixth to lead 10-7. Marr worked his final inning in the seventh, allowing a single Ithaca run to make the score 10-8. Jared Coffey (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) worked a scoreless eighth, with the inning ending with a double play started by a great leaping catch by shortstop Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty). Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) came in to close the game out, striking out two in the ninth to preserve the win.

Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs batted in, and three runs scored. Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn) finished 3-for-3 and Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas), Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), and Jacob Pitman (Tully H.S./Tully) each had two of TC3’s 14 hits.

The Panthers return to regional play Tuesday at Jamestown Community College. Prior to the scheduled doubleheader, the two teams will resume the suspended game from April 21, with the score standing at 14-14 at the end of seven innings.


TC3 Baseball Playoff Chances Shrinking

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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The already slim playoff hopes of the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team took a major hit Thursday as the Panthers dropped a home doubleheader to Finger Lakes Community College, 10-5 and 3-2. TC3 drops to 7-16 in the NJCAA Region III West Division and 13-19 overall while Finger Lakes stands at 10-14 in the West and 17-23 overall. With five games left in region play, the Panthers are in sixth place in the division. The top four teams make the playoffs.

GAME 1: Finger Lakes 10, TC3 5
Things looked good at the start for the Panthers, as the home team scored a run in the first and two more in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Meanwhile, pitcher Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) was rolling, allowing just two walks over three scoreless innings. In the fourth, an error allowed a runner that eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly, cutting TC3’s lead to 3-1. In the bottom of the inning, TC3 put the first two batters on, moved them to second and third with a bunt, but stranded both when the final two hitters struck out. The missed opportunity seemed to empower the Lakers as they came out in the fifth and combined three hits with a pair of TC3 errors to score two runs and tie the game at 3-3.

A run in the bottom of the fifth gave the lead back to TC3, but Finger Lakes plated three in the sixth to move ahead 6-4 in the middle of the sixth. In the bottom of the inning, the Panthers saw five players reach base, but managed to score just one run, making it 6-5 heading into the last inning. In the seventh the Lakers pushed across four runs, and when the Panthers stranded two more runners in the bottom of the inning, the final score stood at 10-5.

The Panthers stranded runners in five of the seven innings, totaling nine runners left on base. Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) each went 2-for-3 to lead the seven-hit attack. Frost took the loss, allowing five earned runs over six and two-thirds innings.

GAME 2: Finger Lakes 3, TC3 2
For the only time in the four games played against Finger Lakes, TC3 never led. TC3 starting pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) was strong early, setting down the side in order the first two innings. Continuing the theme from the first game, TC3 left runners on base in each of the first two innings, but failed to cross the plate. In the third, Finger Lakes used a walk and an error to score a run and lead 1-0. The fourth saw the Lakers take advantage of some control problems to plate a second run and lead 2-0. After a scoreless fifth, Finger Lakes pushed across a run against reliever Wintermute to make it 3-0 heading into the last inning. After holding the Lakers off the board in the top of the seventh, the Panthers rallied in their last ups.

Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) led off with a walk, Scarselletta reached on an error, and Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) walked to load the bases with no outs. Pinch-hitter Connor Dunham (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) came to the plate and delivered, ripping a single that scored two and left the Panthers with runners on first and second with no outs. Unfortunately for the home team, the momentum was short-lived. The next hitter tried to bunt the runners over, but missed on his bunt attempt and the runner on second was picked off by an alert play by the Finger Lakes catcher. Now with one out and a runner on first, the next two Panthers were retired to end the threat and close out the game with a final of 3-2.

Ahearn took the loss, despite allowing just one earned run over four innings of work. TC3 managed just three hits, none for extra bases. It marked just the fifth time this year the Panthers didn’t recorded at least one extra-base hit in a game.

TC3 hosts the Ithaca College JV Saturday at 2 p.m. for a single, nine-inning game. The Panthers return to regional play Tuesday at Jamestown Community College.


TC3 Baseball Playoff Chances Shrinking

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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The already slim playoff hopes of the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team took a major hit Thursday as the Panthers dropped a home doubleheader to Finger Lakes Community College, 10-5 and 3-2. TC3 drops to 7-16 in the NJCAA Region III West Division and 13-19 overall while Finger Lakes stands at 10-14 in the West and 17-23 overall. With five games left in region play, the Panthers are in sixth place in the division. The top four teams make the playoffs.

GAME 1: Finger Lakes 10, TC3 5
Things looked good at the start for the Panthers, as the home team scored a run in the first and two more in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Meanwhile, pitcher Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) was rolling, allowing just two walks over three scoreless innings. In the fourth, an error allowed a runner that eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly, cutting TC3’s lead to 3-1. In the bottom of the inning, TC3 put the first two batters on, moved them to second and third with a bunt, but stranded both when the final two hitters struck out. The missed opportunity seemed to empower the Lakers as they came out in the fifth and combined three hits with a pair of TC3 errors to score two runs and tie the game at 3-3.

A run in the bottom of the fifth gave the lead back to TC3, but Finger Lakes plated three in the sixth to move ahead 6-4 in the middle of the sixth. In the bottom of the inning, the Panthers saw five players reach base, but managed to score just one run, making it 6-5 heading into the last inning. In the seventh the Lakers pushed across four runs, and when the Panthers stranded two more runners in the bottom of the inning, the final score stood at 10-5.

The Panthers stranded runners in five of the seven innings, totaling nine runners left on base. Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) each went 2-for-3 to lead the seven-hit attack. Frost took the loss, allowing five earned runs over six and two-thirds innings.

GAME 2: Finger Lakes 3, TC3 2
For the only time in the four games played against Finger Lakes, TC3 never led. TC3 starting pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) was strong early, setting down the side in order the first two innings. Continuing the theme from the first game, TC3 left runners on base in each of the first two innings, but failed to cross the plate. In the third, Finger Lakes used a walk and an error to score a run and lead 1-0. The fourth saw the Lakers take advantage of some control problems to plate a second run and lead 2-0. After a scoreless fifth, Finger Lakes pushed across a run against reliever Wintermute to make it 3-0 heading into the last inning. After holding the Lakers off the board in the top of the seventh, the Panthers rallied in their last ups.

Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) led off with a walk, Scarselletta reached on an error, and Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) walked to load the bases with no outs. Pinch-hitter Connor Dunham (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) came to the plate and delivered, ripping a single that scored two and left the Panthers with runners on first and second with no outs. Unfortunately for the home team, the momentum was short-lived. The next hitter tried to bunt the runners over, but missed on his bunt attempt and the runner on second was picked off by an alert play by the Finger Lakes catcher. Now with one out and a runner on first, the next two Panthers were retired to end the threat and close out the game with a final of 3-2.

Ahearn took the loss, despite allowing just one earned run over four innings of work. TC3 managed just three hits, none for extra bases. It marked just the fifth time this year the Panthers didn’t recorded at least one extra-base hit in a game.

TC3 hosts the Ithaca College JV Saturday at 2 p.m. for a single, nine-inning game. The Panthers return to regional play Tuesday at Jamestown Community College.


Panthers Drop Crucial Road Doubleheader

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Entering the home stretch of the regular season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team needs to string together some wins to make it into the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Playing at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday, the Panthers saw its postseason hopes take a hit, dropping both ends of a doubleheader, 12-8 and 10-5. TC3 drops to 7-14 in the NJCAA Region III West Division and 13-17 overall. Finger Lakes improves to 8-14 in the West and 15-23 overall.

GAME 1: Finger Lakes 12, TC3 8
The Panthers held leads of 1-0 in the first inning and 6-2 in the second inning, but in both cases, Finger Lakes answered in the bottom of the frame to more than erase the lead. The home team scored twice in the first and six times in the second to lead 8-6. Two runs in the fourth made it 10-6, and despite scoring in the both the fifth and sixth innings, TC3 could get no closer than three runs down the rest of the way.

TC3’s offense was led by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), who blasted a grand slam home run as part of a 2-for-4 effort. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each went 2-for-3 and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

GAME 2: Finger Lakes 10, TC3 5
TC3 again started the scoring with a solo home run from Fogg, his 11th round-tripper of the season. The Lakers plated two runs in the second, and each team scored once in the third to make it 3-2 in favor of the home team. The Panthers tied the score at 3-3 with a run in the fourth, but Finger Lakes responded with four runs in the home half of the inning to lead 7-3. Two runs from TC3 in the fifth brought the score to 7-5, but Finger Lakes tacked on three runs in the sixth to put the game away.

For the second straight game, TC3 pitchers struggled with control, walking seven and hitting one batter. Eight of the nine starters in the TC3 lineup recorded at least one hit, led by a 3-for-3 effort by Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska). Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) and Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) each went 2-for-3, with Christian blasting his sixth home run of the year. Jester also collected a pair of hits, going 2-for-4.

TC3 returns home Thursday to host Finger Lakes Community College. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.


Panthers Drop Crucial Road Doubleheader

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Entering the home stretch of the regular season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team needs to string together some wins to make it into the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Playing at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday, the Panthers saw its postseason hopes take a hit, dropping both ends of a doubleheader, 12-8 and 10-5. TC3 drops to 7-14 in the NJCAA Region III West Division and 13-17 overall. Finger Lakes improves to 8-14 in the West and 15-23 overall.

GAME 1: Finger Lakes 12, TC3 8
The Panthers held leads of 1-0 in the first inning and 6-2 in the second inning, but in both cases, Finger Lakes answered in the bottom of the frame to more than erase the lead. The home team scored twice in the first and six times in the second to lead 8-6. Two runs in the fourth made it 10-6, and despite scoring in the both the fifth and sixth innings, TC3 could get no closer than three runs down the rest of the way.

TC3’s offense was led by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), who blasted a grand slam home run as part of a 2-for-4 effort. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each went 2-for-3 and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

GAME 2: Finger Lakes 10, TC3 5
TC3 again started the scoring with a solo home run from Fogg, his 11th round-tripper of the season. The Lakers plated two runs in the second, and each team scored once in the third to make it 3-2 in favor of the home team. The Panthers tied the score at 3-3 with a run in the fourth, but Finger Lakes responded with four runs in the home half of the inning to lead 7-3. Two runs from TC3 in the fifth brought the score to 7-5, but Finger Lakes tacked on three runs in the sixth to put the game away.

For the second straight game, TC3 pitchers struggled with control, walking seven and hitting one batter. Eight of the nine starters in the TC3 lineup recorded at least one hit, led by a 3-for-3 effort by Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska). Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) and Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) each went 2-for-3, with Christian blasting his sixth home run of the year. Jester also collected a pair of hits, going 2-for-4.

TC3 returns home Thursday to host Finger Lakes Community College. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.


Walk-Off Win for Panthers

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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A seventh-inning rally that produced a walk-off win gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team a doubleheader split with Niagara County Community College Sunday. After falling 7-2 in game one, the Panthers rallied for a 5-4 win in the nightcap. TC3’s record is now 13-15 overall and 7-12 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Niagara, tied for first place in the division, is now 15-3 in the West and 21-9 overall.

GAME 1: Niagara 7, TC3 2
After giving up a run in the top of the first, TC3 answered with the equalizer in the bottom of the second. With one out, Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) hustled his way to first after the strike out pitch got away from the catcher. He moved to third on a single by Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) and then came in to score on a two-out single by Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska). The score remained 1-1 until the fourth, when Niagara pushed across a pair of runs, but the Panthers answered with a run in the bottom of the frame, thanks to a triple from Ferrezza and a sacrifice fly from Wintermute. The Panthers could get no closer and Niagara scored one in the fifth to make it 4-2 and then put the game out of reach with three in the sixth.

GAME 2: TC3 5, Niagara 4
Game two got off to a rough start, with Niagara scoring three runs on four hits and two TC3 errors. But after managing just four hits in the opener, TC3 came out swinging in game two. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) led off with a double and stole third. After a one-out walk to Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) drove them both in with a double, making the score 3-2. TC3 starting pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) settled in and kept Niagara off the board the next three innings, but some poor base running kept the Panthers off the board as well, leaving the score at 3-2 heading in the fifth inning. After a double and a single to open the frame, Niagara had added to the lead, making it 4-2. Ahearn worked out of trouble to keep it a two-run game, but a scoreless bottom of the inning kept it 4-2.

Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) came on in relief, working around a lead-off walk to keep the score 4-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Christian led off the inning with walk, then moved to second on wild pitch. With two outs, pinch-hitter Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) delivered with a double right over the first base bag, scoring Christian and making it a one-run game heading into the seventh. DeAngelis kept the score at 4-3 in the top of the seventh, stranding two runners on base by striking out the final batter he faced and setting the stage for the dramatic rally.

The first hitter in the bottom of the inning, Connor Dunham (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), tapped the ball between the pitcher and third baseman, legging out an infield single. Frost followed with a perfect sacrifice bunt, moving the tying run into scoring position. With one out, Ferrezza lined a shot into the right-center field, scoring Dunham with the tying run and moving to second on the throw with some heads-up, aggressive base running. Still with one out, Fogg came to the plate and lined a single to left field, scoring Ferrezza with the game winner.

DeAngelis earned the win in relief, tossing two scoreless innings. Ferrezza and Dunham each had two hits as part of TC3’s eight-hit effort.

TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Walk-Off Win for Panthers

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TC3 baseball

A seventh-inning rally that produced a walk-off win gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team a doubleheader split with Niagara County Community College Sunday. After falling 7-2 in game one, the Panthers rallied for a 5-4 win in the nightcap. TC3’s record is now 13-15 overall and 7-12 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Niagara, tied for first place in the division, is now 15-3 in the West and 21-9 overall.

GAME 1: Niagara 7, TC3 2
After giving up a run in the top of the first, TC3 answered with the equalizer in the bottom of the second. With one out, Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) hustled his way to first after the strike out pitch got away from the catcher. He moved to third on a single by Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) and then came in to score on a two-out single by Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska). The score remained 1-1 until the fourth, when Niagara pushed across a pair of runs, but the Panthers answered with a run in the bottom of the frame, thanks to a triple from Ferrezza and a sacrifice fly from Wintermute. The Panthers could get no closer and Niagara scored one in the fifth to make it 4-2 and then put the game out of reach with three in the sixth.

GAME 2: TC3 5, Niagara 4
Game two got off to a rough start, with Niagara scoring three runs on four hits and two TC3 errors. But after managing just four hits in the opener, TC3 came out swinging in game two. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) led off with a double and stole third. After a one-out walk to Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) drove them both in with a double, making the score 3-2. TC3 starting pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) settled in and kept Niagara off the board the next three innings, but some poor base running kept the Panthers off the board as well, leaving the score at 3-2 heading in the fifth inning. After a double and a single to open the frame, Niagara had added to the lead, making it 4-2. Ahearn worked out of trouble to keep it a two-run game, but a scoreless bottom of the inning kept it 4-2.

Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) came on in relief, working around a lead-off walk to keep the score 4-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Christian led off the inning with walk, then moved to second on wild pitch. With two outs, pinch-hitter Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) delivered with a double right over the first base bag, scoring Christian and making it a one-run game heading into the seventh. DeAngelis kept the score at 4-3 in the top of the seventh, stranding two runners on base by striking out the final batter he faced and setting the stage for the dramatic rally.

The first hitter in the bottom of the inning, Connor Dunham (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), tapped the ball between the pitcher and third baseman, legging out an infield single. Frost followed with a perfect sacrifice bunt, moving the tying run into scoring position. With one out, Ferrezza lined a shot into the right-center field, scoring Dunham with the tying run and moving to second on the throw with some heads-up, aggressive base running. Still with one out, Fogg came to the plate and lined a single to left field, scoring Ferrezza with the game winner.

DeAngelis earned the win in relief, tossing two scoreless innings. Ferrezza and Dunham each had two hits as part of TC3’s eight-hit effort.

TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


TC3 Baseball Swept at Niagara

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A great pitching performance went to waste Saturday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Niagara County Community College, 2-1 and 13-3. With the losses TC3 drops to 12-14 overall and 6-11 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Niagara is 20-8 overall and 14-2 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Niagara 2, TC3 1
TC3 starter Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) was on top of his game from the first pitch. Through the first five innings, Allen allowed just two baserunners, setting down eight in a row at one point. Only three balls were hit out of the infield, and two of those were fly outs as Allen was in total control. Unfortunately, the Niagara pitcher was matching Allen, limiting the TC3 offense to just two baserunners through the first five innings. In the sixth, TC3 finally broke through. Leading off the inning, right fielder Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) blasted a 2-2 pitch over the fence for a home run, giving the Panthers the first run of the game. The lead only lasted until the bottom of the inning, when Niagara parlayed single and an error into two runs. The runs proved to be the game winners when TC3 went down in order in the seventh, making the final 2-1.

GAME 2: Niagara 13, TC3 3 (6 innings, run rule)
After being silenced most of the first game, Niagara’s bats came to life in a big way for game two. The Thunderwolves scored in each of the six innings, including a four-run second inning that put the home team ahead 6-1. In the top of the third, Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) blasted a two-run homer, cutting the Panthers’ deficit to 6-3. It was as close as the visitors would get, as Niagara pulled away to end the game with the 10-run rule in the sixth.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each went 2-for-3, with Fogg counting a double among his hits.

TC3 is set to host Niagara Sunday at 2 p.m.


TC3 Baseball Swept at Niagara

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A great pitching performance went to waste Saturday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Niagara County Community College, 2-1 and 13-3. With the losses TC3 drops to 12-14 overall and 6-11 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Niagara is 20-8 overall and 14-2 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Niagara 2, TC3 1
TC3 starter Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) was on top of his game from the first pitch. Through the first five innings, Allen allowed just two baserunners, setting down eight in a row at one point. Only three balls were hit out of the infield, and two of those were fly outs as Allen was in total control. Unfortunately, the Niagara pitcher was matching Allen, limiting the TC3 offense to just two baserunners through the first five innings. In the sixth, TC3 finally broke through. Leading off the inning, right fielder Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) blasted a 2-2 pitch over the fence for a home run, giving the Panthers the first run of the game. The lead only lasted until the bottom of the inning, when Niagara parlayed single and an error into two runs. The runs proved to be the game winners when TC3 went down in order in the seventh, making the final 2-1.

GAME 2: Niagara 13, TC3 3 (6 innings, run rule)
After being silenced most of the first game, Niagara’s bats came to life in a big way for game two. The Thunderwolves scored in each of the six innings, including a four-run second inning that put the home team ahead 6-1. In the top of the third, Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) blasted a two-run homer, cutting the Panthers’ deficit to 6-3. It was as close as the visitors would get, as Niagara pulled away to end the game with the 10-run rule in the sixth.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each went 2-for-3, with Fogg counting a double among his hits.

TC3 is set to host Niagara Sunday at 2 p.m.


PPD to 5/7

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TC3's doubleheader at Jamestown Community College scheduled for Thursday, April 23 has been postponed. The games are now scheduled for Thursday, May 7.


Wild Game Suspended by Darkness

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team was scheduled to host Jamestown Community College for a doubleheader Tuesday, but things didn’t go entirely as planned. After Jamestown won the opener 12-5, the second game was tied at 14-14 when the seventh inning ended and the game was suspended due to darkness. The game will be completed Thursday in Jamestown prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader between the two teams. With the one completed game, TC3’s record is now 12-12 overall and 6-9 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Jamestown is 4-17 overall and 3-10 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Jamestown 12, TC3 5
Entering the first game, Jamestown had scored six runs or more in just three of its previous 12 West Division games. The Jayhawks equaled that number in the second inning, scoring six runs on six hits, a pair of walks, and an error. The Panthers began to chip away, plating two run in the bottom of the second and another in the third, but Jamestown got those runs back over the next two frames, making it 9-3 after five innings. A two-run homer by Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) in the sixth cut the deficit to 9-5, but Jamestown put the game away with three runs in the seventh.

Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) took the loss on the mound, but had a big game at the plate, going 4-for-4. Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) each had RBI doubles for the Panthers.

GAME 2: Jamestown 14, TC3 14 (game suspended due to darkness after 7 innings)
TC3 jumped out early leading 1-0 after one inning and 8-3 after two. The lead evaporated in the fourth when Jamestown scored five runs to tie the score at 8-8. A big fifth inning saw TC3 score six runs to take a 14-8 lead, but the Jayhawks answered with a six-run sixth to tie the game at 14-14. After TC3 was unable to mount much of an attack in the bottom of the sixth, Jamestown loaded the bases without a hit in the top of the seventh, but Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) ended the threat with a strikeout on a full count, sending the game to the bottom of the seventh. As darkness was taking over, the Panthers went down in order to leave the score tied when the umps declared that play was done for the day.

With the two teams already scheduled to play Thursday in Jamestown, the suspended game will be resumed prior to the start of the regularly scheduled doubleheader. When the game heads into the eighth inning, three Panthers will already be working on multi-hit games, including Ferrezza who was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the first seven innings. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Brenner each will be looking to add to their two-hit games.

Play at Jamestown on Thursday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.


Wild Game Suspended by Darkness

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team was scheduled to host Jamestown Community College for a doubleheader Tuesday, but things didn’t go entirely as planned. After Jamestown won the opener 12-5, the second game was tied at 14-14 when the seventh inning ended and the game was suspended due to darkness. The game will be completed Thursday in Jamestown prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader between the two teams. With the one completed game, TC3’s record is now 12-12 overall and 6-9 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Jamestown is 4-17 overall and 3-10 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Jamestown 12, TC3 5
Entering the first game, Jamestown had scored six runs or more in just three of its previous 12 West Division games. The Jayhawks equaled that number in the second inning, scoring six runs on six hits, a pair of walks, and an error. The Panthers began to chip away, plating two run in the bottom of the second and another in the third, but Jamestown got those runs back over the next two frames, making it 9-3 after five innings. A two-run homer by Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) in the sixth cut the deficit to 9-5, but Jamestown put the game away with three runs in the seventh.

Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) took the loss on the mound, but had a big game at the plate, going 4-for-4. Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) each had RBI doubles for the Panthers.

GAME 2: Jamestown 14, TC3 14 (game suspended due to darkness after 7 innings)
TC3 jumped out early leading 1-0 after one inning and 8-3 after two. The lead evaporated in the fourth when Jamestown scored five runs to tie the score at 8-8. A big fifth inning saw TC3 score six runs to take a 14-8 lead, but the Jayhawks answered with a six-run sixth to tie the game at 14-14. After TC3 was unable to mount much of an attack in the bottom of the sixth, Jamestown loaded the bases without a hit in the top of the seventh, but Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) ended the threat with a strikeout on a full count, sending the game to the bottom of the seventh. As darkness was taking over, the Panthers went down in order to leave the score tied when the umps declared that play was done for the day.

With the two teams already scheduled to play Thursday in Jamestown, the suspended game will be resumed prior to the start of the regularly scheduled doubleheader. When the game heads into the eighth inning, three Panthers will already be working on multi-hit games, including Ferrezza who was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the first seven innings. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Brenner each will be looking to add to their two-hit games.

Play at Jamestown on Thursday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.


Panthers Drop Home Pair

Sunday, April 19, 2015

TC3 baseball

Playing one of the top teams in the region Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team couldn’t muster enough offense to keep up, falling 6-3 and 6-2 to Erie Community College. TC3 is now 12-11 overall and 6-8 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Erie is 22-11 overall and 11-1 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Erie 6, TC3 3
The visiting Kats took the early lead with a run in the top of the first, but TC3 responded. In the bottom of the frame, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) delivered a two-out, two-run double to put TC3 up 2-1. Neither team could mount an attack over the next two innings, as TC3 pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) set the side down in order both innings and his Erie counterpart also held the Panthers at bay. In the fourth, Erie strung together three hits to score two runs and move ahead, but the home team again had an answer. Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska) was the clutch hitter this time, lacing a two-out single to score the tying run. After Erie put two across in the top of the fifth, TC3 threatened in the fifth, but ended up stranding runners at the corner without scoring. An insurance run in the top of the seventh made the final 6-3.

TC3 finished with five hits, including two from Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon. Ahearn took the loss on the mound, his first of the season after two wins. He threw five innings, allowing five runs on six hits, and striking out four.

GAME 2: Erie 6, TC3 2
The visitors struck early, scoring a run in the first and two in the second before TC3 put a runner on base. In the bottom of the second, Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) led off with a single, and moved to second on a single by Jester. After a fielder’s choice advanced Christina to third and erased Jester, Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) drove in both runners with a solid single, cutting the Erie lead to 3-2. While TC3 starter Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) kept Erie largely in check, the Panthers offense couldn’t get anything going. Over the final five frames, TC3 managed just two baserunners, and one was erased on a double play. The visitors tacked on two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth, making the final score 6-2.

Allen took the loss, allowing just two earned runs over 4.2 innings. His counterpart kept TC3 off the bases most of the afternoon. The Panthers went a combined 4-for-24, all singles, and the team had just two at bats with runners in scoring position, both in the second inning.

TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Tuesday, with first pitch of the doubleheader slated for 2 p.m.


Panthers Drop Home Pair

Sunday, April 19, 2015

TC3 baseball

Playing one of the top teams in the region Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team couldn’t muster enough offense to keep up, falling 6-3 and 6-2 to Erie Community College. TC3 is now 12-11 overall and 6-8 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Erie is 22-11 overall and 11-1 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Erie 6, TC3 3
The visiting Kats took the early lead with a run in the top of the first, but TC3 responded. In the bottom of the frame, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) delivered a two-out, two-run double to put TC3 up 2-1. Neither team could mount an attack over the next two innings, as TC3 pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) set the side down in order both innings and his Erie counterpart also held the Panthers at bay. In the fourth, Erie strung together three hits to score two runs and move ahead, but the home team again had an answer. Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska) was the clutch hitter this time, lacing a two-out single to score the tying run. After Erie put two across in the top of the fifth, TC3 threatened in the fifth, but ended up stranding runners at the corner without scoring. An insurance run in the top of the seventh made the final 6-3.

TC3 finished with five hits, including two from Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon. Ahearn took the loss on the mound, his first of the season after two wins. He threw five innings, allowing five runs on six hits, and striking out four.

GAME 2: Erie 6, TC3 2
The visitors struck early, scoring a run in the first and two in the second before TC3 put a runner on base. In the bottom of the second, Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) led off with a single, and moved to second on a single by Jester. After a fielder’s choice advanced Christina to third and erased Jester, Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) drove in both runners with a solid single, cutting the Erie lead to 3-2. While TC3 starter Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) kept Erie largely in check, the Panthers offense couldn’t get anything going. Over the final five frames, TC3 managed just two baserunners, and one was erased on a double play. The visitors tacked on two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth, making the final score 6-2.

Allen took the loss, allowing just two earned runs over 4.2 innings. His counterpart kept TC3 off the bases most of the afternoon. The Panthers went a combined 4-for-24, all singles, and the team had just two at bats with runners in scoring position, both in the second inning.

TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Tuesday, with first pitch of the doubleheader slated for 2 p.m.


Panthers Swept at Erie

Saturday, April 18, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped to .500 in West Division play with a pair of losses Saturday. Playing at Erie Community College, the Panthers fell by scores of 12-3 and 10-3. TC3 is now 12-9 overall and 6-6 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Erie is 20-11 overall and 9-1 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Erie 12, TC3 3
The Panthers were done in with a combination of light hitting and poor defense. After scoring a run in each of the first three innings, the offense sputtered the rest of the way, not recording a hit over the final four frames. Meanwhile, Erie scored twice in the second to tie the game and took the lead with a four-run third inning. Three runs in each the fifth and sixth sealed the win for the home team.

Six different Panthers had one hit, with Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Connor Dunham (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) each also recording an RBI. Three pitchers saw time on the hill. Just two of the 12 total runs being earned, thanks to eight TC3 errors.

GAME 2: Erie 10, TC3 3
TC3 again scored in the opening frame to take an early lead. Erie tied the game at 1-1 in the second, but TC3 answered in the third to lead 2-1. That changed in the fourth, when Erie batted around and scored eight times to lead 9-2. A TC3 run in the fifth was answered with an Erie run in the sixth, making the final 10-3.

TC3 errors again played a major role in the final score, with five Panther miscues helping make seven of the ten runs unearned. At the plate, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) went 2-for-2 with two RBI to lead the team.

TC3 and Erie face off again Sunday, this time in Dryden.


Panthers Swept at Erie

Saturday, April 18, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped to .500 in West Division play with a pair of losses Saturday. Playing at Erie Community College, the Panthers fell by scores of 12-3 and 10-3. TC3 is now 12-9 overall and 6-6 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Erie is 20-11 overall and 9-1 in the West Division.

GAME 1: Erie 12, TC3 3
The Panthers were done in with a combination of light hitting and poor defense. After scoring a run in each of the first three innings, the offense sputtered the rest of the way, not recording a hit over the final four frames. Meanwhile, Erie scored twice in the second to tie the game and took the lead with a four-run third inning. Three runs in each the fifth and sixth sealed the win for the home team.

Six different Panthers had one hit, with Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Connor Dunham (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) each also recording an RBI. Three pitchers saw time on the hill. Just two of the 12 total runs being earned, thanks to eight TC3 errors.

GAME 2: Erie 10, TC3 3
TC3 again scored in the opening frame to take an early lead. Erie tied the game at 1-1 in the second, but TC3 answered in the third to lead 2-1. That changed in the fourth, when Erie batted around and scored eight times to lead 9-2. A TC3 run in the fifth was answered with an Erie run in the sixth, making the final 10-3.

TC3 errors again played a major role in the final score, with five Panther miscues helping make seven of the ten runs unearned. At the plate, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) went 2-for-2 with two RBI to lead the team.

TC3 and Erie face off again Sunday, this time in Dryden.


Panthers Score 26 Runs in Sweep

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team completed a season sweep of SUNY Broome Thursday, taking both games in Dryden, 13-2 and 13-10. The four wins over Broome in three days improves TC3’s record to 12-7 overall and 6-4 in the West Division. Broome drops to 0-8 overall and in the West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 13, Broome 2 (5 innings, run rule)
The start wasn’t pretty for the Panthers, as Broome scored twice before leaving the bases loaded in the top of the first inning. Things looked better in the bottom of the frame, when the Panthers scored three runs on just two hits, aided by a walk and a Broome error. Pitching with the lead, Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) settled down after the first, shutting out the Hornets the rest of the way.

With the score still 3-2, TC3 opened things up in the fourth. Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) opened the frame with a walk, and after the next two batters were retired, six straight Panthers reached base as TC3 scored six times. Frost helped his own cause with a two-run double and Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) blasted a two-run homer to make it 9-2 after four. After Frost put up another zero in the top of the inning, The Panthers ended the game with a bang in the bottom of the fifth.

The first player to come to the plate was pinch-hitter Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn), who promptly lifted a homer over the left field fence for a 10-2 lead. One out later, Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) reached on an error and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) singled. After the second out was recorded, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) laced a line drive over the left-center fence for a three-run homer that made the score 13-2, ending the game due to the 10-run rule.

Fogg finished the game 3-for-3 with four RBI. Frost and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each went 2-for-3, with Frost driving in three runs.

Frost also earned the win on the mound, tossing all five innings and striking out four.

GAME 2: TC3 13, Broome 10
Both teams got their offenses going early in game two, with Broome scoring four in the top of the first and TC3 answering with three in the bottom of the inning. After loading the bases with three walks, the Panthers scored a run on a Jester sacrifice fly and a two-run double by Scarselletta. The Hornets added a run in the second, and TC3 responded by scoring two runs on no hits in the bottom of the inning to tie things at 5-5.

After TC3 starting pitcher Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) worked around two hit-batsmen in the top of the third to put up scoreless frame, the TC3 bats kicked into gear in the bottom of the inning. Fogg kick-started things with a leadoff home run, his second of the day and ninth of the season. Christian followed with a double and came around to score on a two-base hit by Scarselletta. A single by Familia was next, with a throwing error allowing the third run of the inning to score. After another scoreless top half, the Panthers took control in the bottom of the fourth, batting around and scoring four runs on five hits.

Broome rallied in the fifth with four runs to cut it to 9-12, but TC3 tacked on another run in the bottom, thanks to a single by Frost and a double by Fogg. Broome managed a run in the sixth, but could get no closer as the Panthers turned a double play to end the game with a score 13-10.

By the time the game ended, each TC3 player in the starting lineup had scored at least one run, with Christian crossing the plate three times. Christian, Fogg, Frost, and Scarselletta each had two hits as part of the 12-hit attack. Fredenburg earned the win on the hill, going four innings.

Next up for the Panthers is a home and home series with Erie Community College this weekend. The two teams square off Saturday in Buffalo before a Sunday twin bill in Dryden.


Panthers Score 26 Runs in Sweep

Thursday, April 16, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team completed a season sweep of SUNY Broome Thursday, taking both games in Dryden, 13-2 and 13-10. The four wins over Broome in three days improves TC3’s record to 12-7 overall and 6-4 in the West Division. Broome drops to 0-8 overall and in the West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 13, Broome 2 (5 innings, run rule)
The start wasn’t pretty for the Panthers, as Broome scored twice before leaving the bases loaded in the top of the first inning. Things looked better in the bottom of the frame, when the Panthers scored three runs on just two hits, aided by a walk and a Broome error. Pitching with the lead, Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) settled down after the first, shutting out the Hornets the rest of the way.

With the score still 3-2, TC3 opened things up in the fourth. Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) opened the frame with a walk, and after the next two batters were retired, six straight Panthers reached base as TC3 scored six times. Frost helped his own cause with a two-run double and Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) blasted a two-run homer to make it 9-2 after four. After Frost put up another zero in the top of the inning, The Panthers ended the game with a bang in the bottom of the fifth.

The first player to come to the plate was pinch-hitter Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn), who promptly lifted a homer over the left field fence for a 10-2 lead. One out later, Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) reached on an error and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) singled. After the second out was recorded, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) laced a line drive over the left-center fence for a three-run homer that made the score 13-2, ending the game due to the 10-run rule.

Fogg finished the game 3-for-3 with four RBI. Frost and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each went 2-for-3, with Frost driving in three runs.

Frost also earned the win on the mound, tossing all five innings and striking out four.

GAME 2: TC3 13, Broome 10
Both teams got their offenses going early in game two, with Broome scoring four in the top of the first and TC3 answering with three in the bottom of the inning. After loading the bases with three walks, the Panthers scored a run on a Jester sacrifice fly and a two-run double by Scarselletta. The Hornets added a run in the second, and TC3 responded by scoring two runs on no hits in the bottom of the inning to tie things at 5-5.

After TC3 starting pitcher Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) worked around two hit-batsmen in the top of the third to put up scoreless frame, the TC3 bats kicked into gear in the bottom of the inning. Fogg kick-started things with a leadoff home run, his second of the day and ninth of the season. Christian followed with a double and came around to score on a two-base hit by Scarselletta. A single by Familia was next, with a throwing error allowing the third run of the inning to score. After another scoreless top half, the Panthers took control in the bottom of the fourth, batting around and scoring four runs on five hits.

Broome rallied in the fifth with four runs to cut it to 9-12, but TC3 tacked on another run in the bottom, thanks to a single by Frost and a double by Fogg. Broome managed a run in the sixth, but could get no closer as the Panthers turned a double play to end the game with a score 13-10.

By the time the game ended, each TC3 player in the starting lineup had scored at least one run, with Christian crossing the plate three times. Christian, Fogg, Frost, and Scarselletta each had two hits as part of the 12-hit attack. Fredenburg earned the win on the hill, going four innings.

Next up for the Panthers is a home and home series with Erie Community College this weekend. The two teams square off Saturday in Buffalo before a Sunday twin bill in Dryden.


Bats Come Alive in DH Sweep

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TC3 baseball

The bats came alive in record-setting fashion as the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader at SUNY Broome Tuesday. The Panthers won by scores of 15-5 and 10-5 to improve to 10-7 overall and 4-4 in the West Division. Broome is 0-6 overall and in the West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 15, Broome 5
The Panthers jumped out early, scoring a run in the first and four more in the second. After Broome answered with four in the third, TC3 blew it open with six in the fourth to lead 11-4. Broome plated a run in the fourth, but the Panthers tacked on four more in the seventh to make the final 15-5.

Along the way, the Panthers belted 10 doubles, a new TC3 single-game team record. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) led the way, ripping a TC3 record four two-baggers as part of a 4-for-5, five-RBI game. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) had three doubles while going 4-for-5 with four RBI. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) went 2-for-4 with a double and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska) each went 2-for-4 as part of TC3’s 19-hit attack.

Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) was the beneficiary of the big offensive output, earning the win while tossing six innings and allowing one earned run.

GAME 2: TC3 10, Broome 5 (6 innings, darkness)
The offense started early again in the nightcap, with TC3 scoring five times in the first inning. The lead grew to 8-0 in the middle of the fifth, but Broome got on the board in the bottom of the frame with five runs to pull within 8-5. Two TC3 runs in the sixth made it 10-5, and after TC3 opened the seventh with a double and a triple to score the 11th run, the game was called due to darkness, sending the final back to the 10-5 score from the end of the sixth.

Eight of the nine TC3 starters collected a hit, with six having a multi-hit game. Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Jester each went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn), and Fogg each had two hits, with Cousineau collecting a team-high three RBI.

Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) earned the win on the mound, allowing just one earned run and striking out four over 4.2 innings. Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) worked the final 1.1 innings allowing one hit and striking out one to close out the win.

The two teams square off again Thursday in Dryden. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.


Bats Come Alive in DH Sweep

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TC3 baseball

The bats came alive in record-setting fashion as the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader at SUNY Broome Tuesday. The Panthers won by scores of 15-5 and 10-5 to improve to 10-7 overall and 4-4 in the West Division. Broome is 0-6 overall and in the West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 15, Broome 5
The Panthers jumped out early, scoring a run in the first and four more in the second. After Broome answered with four in the third, TC3 blew it open with six in the fourth to lead 11-4. Broome plated a run in the fourth, but the Panthers tacked on four more in the seventh to make the final 15-5.

Along the way, the Panthers belted 10 doubles, a new TC3 single-game team record. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) led the way, ripping a TC3 record four two-baggers as part of a 4-for-5, five-RBI game. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) had three doubles while going 4-for-5 with four RBI. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) went 2-for-4 with a double and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska) each went 2-for-4 as part of TC3’s 19-hit attack.

Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) was the beneficiary of the big offensive output, earning the win while tossing six innings and allowing one earned run.

GAME 2: TC3 10, Broome 5 (6 innings, darkness)
The offense started early again in the nightcap, with TC3 scoring five times in the first inning. The lead grew to 8-0 in the middle of the fifth, but Broome got on the board in the bottom of the frame with five runs to pull within 8-5. Two TC3 runs in the sixth made it 10-5, and after TC3 opened the seventh with a double and a triple to score the 11th run, the game was called due to darkness, sending the final back to the 10-5 score from the end of the sixth.

Eight of the nine TC3 starters collected a hit, with six having a multi-hit game. Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Jester each went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn), and Fogg each had two hits, with Cousineau collecting a team-high three RBI.

Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) earned the win on the mound, allowing just one earned run and striking out four over 4.2 innings. Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) worked the final 1.1 innings allowing one hit and striking out one to close out the win.

The two teams square off again Thursday in Dryden. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.


Frost Leads Panthers to Split

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TC3 baseball

A strong pitching performance in game one helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a doubleheader split with Corning Community College Sunday. The Panthers won the opener 4-1 before falling in game two 6-2. TC3 is now 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the West Division. Corning is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 4, Corning 1 Boxscore
The Panthers picked up the win behind a strong outing from pitcher Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas). The freshman tossed the complete game, allowing no earned runs while scattering five hits and striking out 12. He set the side down in order three times, and allowed ran into trouble just once, when he allowed a run in the fourth before ending the threat with strike out with the bases loaded. The right-hander finished the game in style, striking out the final three batters he faced.

While Frost was dominating on the mound, the Panthers took are of the offense early. The scoring started in the first, when Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown) drove a ball over the 380 sign in the left center for a two-run homer. In the second, Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn) drew a walk, stole second, and came around to score on a single by Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska). After Corning scored in the top of the fourth, the Panthers answered with the final run of the game in the bottom of the frame. With two outs, Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) reached on a bunt single, stole second, and then came in on a double by Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip).

By the time game ended, six different Panthers had base hits, with Thigpen going 2-for-2.

GAME 2: Corning 6, TC3 2 Boxscore
The visiting Red Barons jumped out to a quick start in the second game, loading the bases with no outs in the first. TC3 pitcher Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) worked to minimize the damage, allowing just a single run. In the bottom of the frame, TC3 advanced a runner to third, but couldn’t score the equalizer. The score remained 1-0 through the next three innings, despite the Panthers putting runners in scoring position in two of those innings. In the fifth, Corning added a run to make it 2-0, but it wasn’t the inning that did in the Panthers.

In the top of the sixth, TC3 issued four walks, committed three errors, and allowed four runs, only one earned. The score remained 6-0 until the bottom of the seventh. After a lead-off hit by Frost, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) came up one out later and ripped a line drive over the fence in left center, almost exactly in the same spot as the Christian homer in game one. With the score now 6-2, pinch-hitter Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) laced a double with one out, but the Panthers couldn’t plate the run as the final out was recorded with the score 6-2.

Frost went 2-for-3 at the plate in game two. Three TC3 pitchers saw time on the hill, with Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) sporting the best line. Over the final two innings, he allowed no hits and no runs while striking out five.

The Panthers are scheduled to play at SUNY Broome Tuesday before returning home to host Broome Thursday.


Frost Leads Panthers to Split

Sunday, April 12, 2015

TC3 baseball

A strong pitching performance in game one helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a doubleheader split with Corning Community College Sunday. The Panthers won the opener 4-1 before falling in game two 6-2. TC3 is now 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the West Division. Corning is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 4, Corning 1 Boxscore
The Panthers picked up the win behind a strong outing from pitcher Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas). The freshman tossed the complete game, allowing no earned runs while scattering five hits and striking out 12. He set the side down in order three times, and allowed ran into trouble just once, when he allowed a run in the fourth before ending the threat with strike out with the bases loaded. The right-hander finished the game in style, striking out the final three batters he faced.

While Frost was dominating on the mound, the Panthers took are of the offense early. The scoring started in the first, when Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown) drove a ball over the 380 sign in the left center for a two-run homer. In the second, Zach Cousineau (Auburn H.S./Auburn) drew a walk, stole second, and came around to score on a single by Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska). After Corning scored in the top of the fourth, the Panthers answered with the final run of the game in the bottom of the frame. With two outs, Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) reached on a bunt single, stole second, and then came in on a double by Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip).

By the time game ended, six different Panthers had base hits, with Thigpen going 2-for-2.

GAME 2: Corning 6, TC3 2 Boxscore
The visiting Red Barons jumped out to a quick start in the second game, loading the bases with no outs in the first. TC3 pitcher Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) worked to minimize the damage, allowing just a single run. In the bottom of the frame, TC3 advanced a runner to third, but couldn’t score the equalizer. The score remained 1-0 through the next three innings, despite the Panthers putting runners in scoring position in two of those innings. In the fifth, Corning added a run to make it 2-0, but it wasn’t the inning that did in the Panthers.

In the top of the sixth, TC3 issued four walks, committed three errors, and allowed four runs, only one earned. The score remained 6-0 until the bottom of the seventh. After a lead-off hit by Frost, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) came up one out later and ripped a line drive over the fence in left center, almost exactly in the same spot as the Christian homer in game one. With the score now 6-2, pinch-hitter Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) laced a double with one out, but the Panthers couldn’t plate the run as the final out was recorded with the score 6-2.

Frost went 2-for-3 at the plate in game two. Three TC3 pitchers saw time on the hill, with Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) sporting the best line. Over the final two innings, he allowed no hits and no runs while striking out five.

The Panthers are scheduled to play at SUNY Broome Tuesday before returning home to host Broome Thursday.


PPD to 5/5

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday's doubleheader at Corning has been postponed to Tuesday, May 5 with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m.


Panthers Split DH with Onondaga

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team snapped its season-worst four game losing streak Thursday, earning a doubleheader split with Onondaga Community College. The Panthers won the opener 4-3 before dropping the nightcap 22-5. TC3 is now 7-6 overall and 1-3 in the West Division. Onondaga is 8-8 overall and 3-1 in West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 4, Onondaga 3 Boxscore
The Panthers got on the board early, with the first three hitters reaching base before Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) would come in to score the game’s first run on a double play. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) followed with a single to score Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty), and when Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) ripped a double to score Fogg, the Panthers had an early lead. TC3 pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) tossed a perfect bottom of the first, making it 3-0 after one.

Onondaga cut into the TC3 lead with a run in the bottom of the second, but the Panthers answered with a score in the third, this time courtesy of a solo home run by Jester. The lead stood until the fifth, when Ahearn allowed two runs before Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) came in out of the bullpen to shut the door on the Onondaga rally. The freshman worked the final two innings, to close out the TC3 win.

Ahearn earned the win with 4.2 innings pitched, allowing just two hits and three runs. Wintermute struck out four over the final 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and no runs to pick up the save. Jester led the offense by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

GAME 2: Onondaga 22, TC3 5 Boxscore
The good feelings from the game one win carried into the first inning game two, as Ferrezza scored on a Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown) single for an early TC3 lead. In the bottom of the first, Onondaga answered to take a 3-1 lead. The score held into the bottom of the third, when the Lazers plated four to move ahead 7-1. Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage/Anchorage, Alaska) drove in Fogg in the top of the fourth to make it 7-2, but the wheels came off for the Panthers in the bottom of the inning. Five pitchers took to the mound in the inning, with four failing to record an out. By the time the inning ended, Onondaga had scored 15 runs on seven hits, seven walks, and two hit batsmen. TC3 scored three in the fifth, with Scarselletta driving in one with a double, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the game went final with a score of 22-5.

The Panthers are scheduled to take on Corning Community College this weekend, with games in Corning on Saturday and in Dryden on Sunday.


Panthers Split DH with Onondaga

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team snapped its season-worst four game losing streak Thursday, earning a doubleheader split with Onondaga Community College. The Panthers won the opener 4-3 before dropping the nightcap 22-5. TC3 is now 7-6 overall and 1-3 in the West Division. Onondaga is 8-8 overall and 3-1 in West Division.

GAME 1: TC3 4, Onondaga 3 Boxscore
The Panthers got on the board early, with the first three hitters reaching base before Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) would come in to score the game’s first run on a double play. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) followed with a single to score Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty), and when Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) ripped a double to score Fogg, the Panthers had an early lead. TC3 pitcher Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock) tossed a perfect bottom of the first, making it 3-0 after one.

Onondaga cut into the TC3 lead with a run in the bottom of the second, but the Panthers answered with a score in the third, this time courtesy of a solo home run by Jester. The lead stood until the fifth, when Ahearn allowed two runs before Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) came in out of the bullpen to shut the door on the Onondaga rally. The freshman worked the final two innings, to close out the TC3 win.

Ahearn earned the win with 4.2 innings pitched, allowing just two hits and three runs. Wintermute struck out four over the final 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and no runs to pick up the save. Jester led the offense by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

GAME 2: Onondaga 22, TC3 5 Boxscore
The good feelings from the game one win carried into the first inning game two, as Ferrezza scored on a Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown) single for an early TC3 lead. In the bottom of the first, Onondaga answered to take a 3-1 lead. The score held into the bottom of the third, when the Lazers plated four to move ahead 7-1. Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage/Anchorage, Alaska) drove in Fogg in the top of the fourth to make it 7-2, but the wheels came off for the Panthers in the bottom of the inning. Five pitchers took to the mound in the inning, with four failing to record an out. By the time the inning ended, Onondaga had scored 15 runs on seven hits, seven walks, and two hit batsmen. TC3 scored three in the fifth, with Scarselletta driving in one with a double, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the game went final with a score of 22-5.

The Panthers are scheduled to take on Corning Community College this weekend, with games in Corning on Saturday and in Dryden on Sunday.


Panthers' Bats Off to Slow Start

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Region III West Division season got underway for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Panthers’ bats didn’t show up as TC3 was swept by Onondaga Community College by scores of 13-0 and 5-2. TC3 is now 6-5 overall while Onondaga improves to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in West Division.

GAME 1: Onondaga 13, TC3 0 Boxscore
The Panthers struggled to get any offense going, striking out 11 times while managing just three base runners the entire game. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) took the loss on the mound, going six innings and allowing five earned runs while striking out two.

GAME 2: Onondaga 5, TC3 2 Boxscore
The offense improved in game two, but only slightly. After Onondaga took a 4-0 lead, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) hit his TC3 record sixth homer of the season to get the Panthers on the board in the fourth inning. Onondaga answered with a run in the fifth before TC3 scratched across a final, unearned run in the sixth, making it 5-2. For the entire game, TC3 managed just two hits while striking out 13 times.

Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) took the loss on the hill. He was victimized by a defense that committed four errors that led to four unearned runs over four innings of work.

The Panthers and Lazers face off again Thursday, again in Syracuse. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.


Panthers' Bats Off to Slow Start

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Region III West Division season got underway for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Panthers’ bats didn’t show up as TC3 was swept by Onondaga Community College by scores of 13-0 and 5-2. TC3 is now 6-5 overall while Onondaga improves to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in West Division.

GAME 1: Onondaga 13, TC3 0 Boxscore
The Panthers struggled to get any offense going, striking out 11 times while managing just three base runners the entire game. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) took the loss on the mound, going six innings and allowing five earned runs while striking out two.

GAME 2: Onondaga 5, TC3 2 Boxscore
The offense improved in game two, but only slightly. After Onondaga took a 4-0 lead, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) hit his TC3 record sixth homer of the season to get the Panthers on the board in the fourth inning. Onondaga answered with a run in the fifth before TC3 scratched across a final, unearned run in the sixth, making it 5-2. For the entire game, TC3 managed just two hits while striking out 13 times.

Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) took the loss on the hill. He was victimized by a defense that committed four errors that led to four unearned runs over four innings of work.

The Panthers and Lazers face off again Thursday, again in Syracuse. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.


Canceled

Monday, April 06, 2015

Due to field conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Canceled

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Due to weather conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Canceled

Friday, April 03, 2015

Due to weather conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Panthers Swept by D-II Monroe

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Back on the diamond for the first time since the spring break trip two weeks ago, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Division II Monroe Community College Wednesday in Rochester. The 10-0 and 3-2 losses leave TC3’s season record at 6-3. Monroe is now 8-10.

GAME 1: Monroe 10, TC3 0 Boxscore
Both pitchers were sharp early, with Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) facing the minimum batters through the first two innings. While the Panthers’ bats were being held silent, Monroe scratched across an unearned run in the third before breaking it open in the fourth. Monroe sent 13 batters to the plate, recording nine hits and scoring nine times to make it 10-0. When TC3 was unable to rally in the fifth, the game ended due to the run rule.

Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown) had TC3’s lone hit, a two-out single in the second inning. Frost took the loss on the hill, going the distance while allowing seven earned runs.

GAME 2: Monroe 3, TC3 2 Boxscore
Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) pitched a gem, and the Panthers rallied twice, but it wasn’t enough as Monroe won the game with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning.

After Monroe scored in the first take the lead, TC3 finally got on the board in third. With two outs and nobody on base, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) singled and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) reached on an error. Frost drove in the run with a single, tying the game at 1-1. Each team left runners on base over the next few innings, including in the top of the sixth when TC3 loaded the bases but couldn’t score. In the bottom of the inning, Monroe led off with a home run, and after Germosen set down the next three hitters, the game moved to the seventh with Monroe up 2-1.

In the top seventh, Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) led off with a pinch-hit triple. Jester followed with a sacrifice fly, driving in the tying run. The score held at 2-2 heading to the bottom of the inning, where Germosen retired the leadoff hitter. After a walk and a fielder’s choice that left two runners on base, Germosen recorded a strike out for the second out. With two on, a Monroe hitter drew a walk, loading the bases, and when the next batter was hit by a pitch, the winning run scored.

Germosen was the hard-luck loser, allowing just five hits and three earned runs while striking out four over six and two-thirds innings. The Panthers had six hits, led by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) going 2-for-3 with a double.

The Panthers have two more non-region dates scheduled before opening Region III play next week.


Panthers Swept by D-II Monroe

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Back on the diamond for the first time since the spring break trip two weeks ago, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Division II Monroe Community College Wednesday in Rochester. The 10-0 and 3-2 losses leave TC3’s season record at 6-3. Monroe is now 8-10.

GAME 1: Monroe 10, TC3 0 Boxscore
Both pitchers were sharp early, with Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) facing the minimum batters through the first two innings. While the Panthers’ bats were being held silent, Monroe scratched across an unearned run in the third before breaking it open in the fourth. Monroe sent 13 batters to the plate, recording nine hits and scoring nine times to make it 10-0. When TC3 was unable to rally in the fifth, the game ended due to the run rule.

Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Williamstown) had TC3’s lone hit, a two-out single in the second inning. Frost took the loss on the hill, going the distance while allowing seven earned runs.

GAME 2: Monroe 3, TC3 2 Boxscore
Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) pitched a gem, and the Panthers rallied twice, but it wasn’t enough as Monroe won the game with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning.

After Monroe scored in the first take the lead, TC3 finally got on the board in third. With two outs and nobody on base, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) singled and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) reached on an error. Frost drove in the run with a single, tying the game at 1-1. Each team left runners on base over the next few innings, including in the top of the sixth when TC3 loaded the bases but couldn’t score. In the bottom of the inning, Monroe led off with a home run, and after Germosen set down the next three hitters, the game moved to the seventh with Monroe up 2-1.

In the top seventh, Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) led off with a pinch-hit triple. Jester followed with a sacrifice fly, driving in the tying run. The score held at 2-2 heading to the bottom of the inning, where Germosen retired the leadoff hitter. After a walk and a fielder’s choice that left two runners on base, Germosen recorded a strike out for the second out. With two on, a Monroe hitter drew a walk, loading the bases, and when the next batter was hit by a pitch, the winning run scored.

Germosen was the hard-luck loser, allowing just five hits and three earned runs while striking out four over six and two-thirds innings. The Panthers had six hits, led by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) going 2-for-3 with a double.

The Panthers have two more non-region dates scheduled before opening Region III play next week.


Canceled

Monday, March 30, 2015

Due to weather conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Canceled

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Due to weather and field conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Canceled

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Due to weather and field conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Canceled

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Due to weather and field conditions, these games haves been canceled.


Canceled

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Due to weather and field conditions, these games haves been canceled.


TC3 Baseball Ends Spring Break Trip with Two More Blowouts

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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The weather might have been cold for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team’s spring break trip to Long Island, but the bats certainly were hot. The Panthers wrapped up the seven-game trip with a pair of blowouts Thursday, sweeping the Borough of Manhattan Community College 22-5 and 14-2. The wins leave TC3 with a record of 6-1, having averaged more than 11 runs per game. The 22 runs in game one Thursday tied the most ever scored by TC3 and three of this week’s games rank in the top ten for runs scored in a single game in TC3 history.

Thursday’s tone was set early, as the first 14 TC3 Panthers to come to the plate came around to score as part of a 17-run first inning. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) remained as hot as any hitter in the country, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, and six RBI. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and three runs scored and Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) made the most of his first start this year, hitting a home run and driving in four runs. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) was the beneficiary of the massive run support, earning the win on the mound. He allowed two earned runs on three hits while striking out seven over five innings.

It took the Panthers slightly longer to get the offense rolling in game two, but roll it did. TC3 scored seven in the second inning, three in the third, and four in the fourth. Fogg again went deep as part of a 2-for-3, four RBI game. In seven games this week, the sophomore has hit five home runs, tying the TC3 single-season record for homers. He ends the week hitting .667, one of six Panthers to end the week hitting .400 or better. Ferrezza, who went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI in game two, leads the team with a .714 batting average.

Frost also homered in game two as part of a 2-for-3 effort. Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) picked up the win, his second of the week. He allowed one earned run while striking out three.

The Panthers now return to Central New York, hoping Mother Nature allows the team to start the home portion of the schedule.


TC3 Baseball Ends Spring Break Trip with Two More Blowouts

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TC3 baseball

The weather might have been cold for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team’s spring break trip to Long Island, but the bats certainly were hot. The Panthers wrapped up the seven-game trip with a pair of blowouts Thursday, sweeping the Borough of Manhattan Community College 22-5 and 14-2. The wins leave TC3 with a record of 6-1, having averaged more than 11 runs per game. The 22 runs in game one Thursday tied the most ever scored by TC3 and three of this week’s games rank in the top ten for runs scored in a single game in TC3 history.

Thursday’s tone was set early, as the first 14 TC3 Panthers to come to the plate came around to score as part of a 17-run first inning. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) remained as hot as any hitter in the country, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, and six RBI. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and three runs scored and Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) made the most of his first start this year, hitting a home run and driving in four runs. Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) was the beneficiary of the massive run support, earning the win on the mound. He allowed two earned runs on three hits while striking out seven over five innings.

It took the Panthers slightly longer to get the offense rolling in game two, but roll it did. TC3 scored seven in the second inning, three in the third, and four in the fourth. Fogg again went deep as part of a 2-for-3, four RBI game. In seven games this week, the sophomore has hit five home runs, tying the TC3 single-season record for homers. He ends the week hitting .667, one of six Panthers to end the week hitting .400 or better. Ferrezza, who went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI in game two, leads the team with a .714 batting average.

Frost also homered in game two as part of a 2-for-3 effort. Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) picked up the win, his second of the week. He allowed one earned run while striking out three.

The Panthers now return to Central New York, hoping Mother Nature allows the team to start the home portion of the schedule.


TC3 Baseball Sweeps with Walk-Off and Blowout

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a pair of wins over a Division I team Wednesday, showing the ability to win in very different ways. The Panthers swept Globe Institute by scores of 9-8 and 15-6 to improve to 4-1 so far this year.

The first game saw TC3 blow and early lead and then come back to win in walk-off fashion. With the game tied at 1-1 after two innings, the Panthers exploded for five runs in the third, with Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each lacing two-run doubles. Globe chipped away with three in the fourth and then tied it with two in the fifth. The score remained deadlocked at 6-6 until the top of the seventh, when Globe scored twice to lead 8-6 heading into the bottom of the last inning.

The final frame began with a single by Zach Schulte (Cox H.S./Virginia Beach, Va.) followed by walk to Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). One out later, Paul Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) drew a walk to load the bases. Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska) stepped up and delivered, clearing the bases with a three-run double and giving the Panthers a walk-off win.

Schulte finished the game going 3-for 4 while Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) earned the win on the mound, pitching the final 2.1 innings in relief of Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock).

Game two lacked much of the drama of the opener. Globe opened the game with two runs in the top of the first, but TC3 responded in force. In the bottom of the first, Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) and Fogg each blasted two-run homers as part of a five-run inning to give the Panthers the lead. TC3 added to the lead in the second, scoring four runs to make it 9-2. Another run for the Panthers in the third made it 10-2. Each team scored three runs in the fifth, and after a run for Globe in the top of the sixth, the Panthers ended the game when Frost hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth, making the final score 15-6.

Frost had a huge game, going 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, and five RBI. Fogg continued his hot start, blasting his third homer in three days as part of his 3-for-3 game. Brenner went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and Jester and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) each had three hits, with Ferrezza counting a triple among his knocks.

Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) earned the complete game win, striking out eight over six innings of work.

Thursday marks the end of TC3’s spring break trip as the Panthers have a doubleheader with Borough of Manhattan Community College.


TC3 Baseball Sweeps with Walk-Off and Blowout

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a pair of wins over a Division I team Wednesday, showing the ability to win in very different ways. The Panthers swept Globe Institute by scores of 9-8 and 15-6 to improve to 4-1 so far this year.

The first game saw TC3 blow and early lead and then come back to win in walk-off fashion. With the game tied at 1-1 after two innings, the Panthers exploded for five runs in the third, with Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) each lacing two-run doubles. Globe chipped away with three in the fourth and then tied it with two in the fifth. The score remained deadlocked at 6-6 until the top of the seventh, when Globe scored twice to lead 8-6 heading into the bottom of the last inning.

The final frame began with a single by Zach Schulte (Cox H.S./Virginia Beach, Va.) followed by walk to Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). One out later, Paul Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) drew a walk to load the bases. Vic Jacobsen (East Anchorage H.S./Anchorage, Alaska) stepped up and delivered, clearing the bases with a three-run double and giving the Panthers a walk-off win.

Schulte finished the game going 3-for 4 while Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) earned the win on the mound, pitching the final 2.1 innings in relief of Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Hancock).

Game two lacked much of the drama of the opener. Globe opened the game with two runs in the top of the first, but TC3 responded in force. In the bottom of the first, Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) and Fogg each blasted two-run homers as part of a five-run inning to give the Panthers the lead. TC3 added to the lead in the second, scoring four runs to make it 9-2. Another run for the Panthers in the third made it 10-2. Each team scored three runs in the fifth, and after a run for Globe in the top of the sixth, the Panthers ended the game when Frost hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth, making the final score 15-6.

Frost had a huge game, going 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, and five RBI. Fogg continued his hot start, blasting his third homer in three days as part of his 3-for-3 game. Brenner went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and Jester and Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) each had three hits, with Ferrezza counting a triple among his knocks.

Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) earned the complete game win, striking out eight over six innings of work.

Thursday marks the end of TC3’s spring break trip as the Panthers have a doubleheader with Borough of Manhattan Community College.


Panthers Split Wild Doubleheader

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It didn’t take long for the 2015 season to produce a wild result for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team. In just the second day of the season, the Panthers split a doubleheader with Queensborough Community College Tuesday, losing game one 12-1 before winning game two 10-1. The two lopsided results leave TC3’s record at 2-1 on the young season.

Both games ended with lopsided scores, but each game was close early. In game one, Queensborough scored two runs in the second and third innings, but TC3 cut into the lead in the third when Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) doubled and then scored on a hit by Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip). With the score 4-1 after three, both teams put up a zero in the fourth before the wheels came off in the fifth. With the bullpen on in to start the inning, TC3 pitchers hit five batters walked another, and gave up a triple, double, and two singles as part of an eight-run outburst that blew the game open. When the Panthers couldn’t score in the bottom of the fifth, the game was stopped due to the run rule.

Game two also started close, with Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) dominating on the mound for the Panthers. Over five innings, the sophomore struck out 12 batters, and allowed just one hit and one unearned run. On the offensive side, the Panthers put runners in scoring position each of the first three innings, but couldn’t plate a run until the fourth when the team took advantage of the three walks and a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1. Like in the first game, the fifth inning proved to be the big one, only this time it was the Panthers that came out on top. TC3 plated five runs in the fifth, including three on a home run by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). Leading 6-1 after five innings, Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) came in out of the pen and struck out the side in the top of the inning. In the bottom, a grand slam by Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) made the score 10-1, ending the game with a win for the Panthers.

The Panthers continue the spring break trip Wednesday with a doubleheader against Division I team, Globe Institute.


Panthers Split Wild Doubleheader

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It didn’t take long for the 2015 season to produce a wild result for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team. In just the second day of the season, the Panthers split a doubleheader with Queensborough Community College Tuesday, losing game one 12-1 before winning game two 10-1. The two lopsided results leave TC3’s record at 2-1 on the young season.

Both games ended with lopsided scores, but each game was close early. In game one, Queensborough scored two runs in the second and third innings, but TC3 cut into the lead in the third when Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) doubled and then scored on a hit by Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip). With the score 4-1 after three, both teams put up a zero in the fourth before the wheels came off in the fifth. With the bullpen on in to start the inning, TC3 pitchers hit five batters walked another, and gave up a triple, double, and two singles as part of an eight-run outburst that blew the game open. When the Panthers couldn’t score in the bottom of the fifth, the game was stopped due to the run rule.

Game two also started close, with Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) dominating on the mound for the Panthers. Over five innings, the sophomore struck out 12 batters, and allowed just one hit and one unearned run. On the offensive side, the Panthers put runners in scoring position each of the first three innings, but couldn’t plate a run until the fourth when the team took advantage of the three walks and a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1. Like in the first game, the fifth inning proved to be the big one, only this time it was the Panthers that came out on top. TC3 plated five runs in the fifth, including three on a home run by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). Leading 6-1 after five innings, Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) came in out of the pen and struck out the side in the top of the inning. In the bottom, a grand slam by Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) made the score 10-1, ending the game with a win for the Panthers.

The Panthers continue the spring break trip Wednesday with a doubleheader against Division I team, Globe Institute.


Panthers Win Season Opener

Monday, March 16, 2015

The 2015 season started with a bang for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Monday as the Panthers beat Bronx Community College 7-3 in a game played at the Baseball Heaven complex on Long Island. The Panthers are 1-0 for the first time since 2011, while Bronx drops to 0-1.

After enduring the rough winter and early spring weather in Central New York, the Panthers showed their excitement in being outside on a field for the first time. Starting pitcher Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) struck out two in a scoreless top of the first, and TC3 went to work at the plate. Tyler Thigpen (River Ridge H.S./Woodstock, Ga.) and Zach Schulte (Cox H.S./Virginia Beach, Va.) reached based on an error and hit-by-pitch, and then with two outs, Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) drilled an 0-1 pitch over the fence for a three-run homer and an early Panther lead. In the second Frost again struck out two while putting another zero on the board, and the offense again rewarded him with more run support. Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) singled and scored on a double by Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip). Ferrezza later scored on an error, giving TC3 a 5-0 run after two innings.

Frost continued to cruise, setting the side down in order in the third before running into his first trouble in the fourth. After allowing a pair of hits and hitting one batter, he got out of the inning with two earned runs and holding on to a 5-2 lead. Frost exited after four innings having allowed four hits and striking out seven.

In the fifth, Jean Germosen (Yonkers H.S./Yonkers) came on in relief, tossing three strong innings that saw him allow one run and strike out four. Bronx scored its run in the sixth, but the Panthers responded in the bottom of the frame. Aaron Wintermute (Tully H.S./Tully) singled with one out and then scored on a two-run homer by Christian, making the score 7-3. Joe DeAngelis (Auburn H.S./Auburn) closed out the game for the Panthers, striking out four over the final two innings to seal the win.

The balanced TC3 attack featured runs scored by six different players, with Christian crossing the plate twice. Christian and Wintermute each went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead an offense that featured seven hits, four walks, and three hit batsmen.

The Panthers continue the spring break trip Tuesday with a doubleheader against Queensborough Community College.


Canceled

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Due to weather, this game has been canceled.


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2015 Men's Baseball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sat 03/07
Canceled
Monroe CC
Rochester
Mon 03/16
Bronx CC
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Tue 03/17
Queensborough CC
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Tue 03/17
Queensborough CC
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Wed 03/18
Globe Institute
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Wed 03/18
Globe Institute
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Thu 03/19
Borough of Manhattan CC
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Thu 03/19
Borough of Manhattan CC
Baseball Heaven, Yaphank
Sat 03/21
Canceled
Ithaca College JV
Ithaca
Sun 03/22
Canceled
Ithaca College JV
Ithaca
Wed 03/25
Canceled
Ithaca College JV
Home
Sat 03/28
Canceled
Utica College JV
Home
Sun 03/29
Canceled
Ithaca College JV
Home
Mon 03/30
Canceled
Monroe CC
Rochester
Wed 04/01
Monroe CC
Rochester
Wed 04/01
Monroe CC
Rochester
Fri 04/03
Canceled
Ithaca College JV
Ithaca
Sat 04/04
Canceled
Utica College JV
Ithaca
Mon 04/06
Canceled
Ithaca College JV
Ithaca
Tue 04/07
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Tue 04/07
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Thu 04/09
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Thu 04/09
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sat 04/11
Postponed
Corning CC
Corning
Sun 04/12
Corning CC
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Sun 04/12
Corning CC
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Tue 04/14
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Tue 04/14
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Thu 04/16
SUNY Broome
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Thu 04/16
SUNY Broome
Home
Sat 04/18
Erie CC
Williamsville
Sat 04/18
Erie CC
Williamsville
Sun 04/19
Erie CC
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Sun 04/19
Erie CC
Home
Tue 04/21
Jamestown CC
Home
Tue 04/21
Jamestown CC
Home
Thu 04/23
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Sat 04/25
Niagara County CC
Sanborn
Sat 04/25
Niagara County CC
Sanborn
Sun 04/26
Niagara County CC
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Sun 04/26
Niagara County CC
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Tue 04/28
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Tue 04/28
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Thu 04/30
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 04/30
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sat 05/02
Ithaca College JV
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Tue 05/05
Corning CC
Corning
Tue 05/05
Corning CC
Corning
Thu 05/07
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Thu 05/07
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Thu 05/07
Jamestown CC
Jamestown

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