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Stevens Named Head Baseball Coach

July 23, 2014


New TC3 head coach Ryan Stevens, manager of the professional team Alpine Cowboys, flanked by TC3 alums Dustin Sandberg and Billy Crowe

Ryan Stevens is returning to Tompkins Cortland Community College as the new head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at TC3 from 2006 to 2010, replaces Pat Carroll. Carroll is leaving TC3 after eight seasons for a coaching position at Siena College, an NCAA Division I program in New York’s Capital Region.

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 winning more than 200 games. 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.

"Coach Stevens has proven to be a winner at every level, including the professional ranks, and I’m looking forward to him bringing that experience to our program. With his knowledge of the game, his passion for helping athletes succeed, and his commitment to hard work, he is exactly the right person to move TC3 baseball ahead," said TC3 Director of Athletics Mick McDaniel. "It’s a good fit: Ryan is a TC3 guy with tremendous regional and national connections. When the position was posted in early July, I had several local baseball icons call and urge me to give Ryan a chance at the helm of the Panthers. This was an easy decision. We are extremely excited to have Coach Stevens back in a Panther uniform."

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).

Pfund Adds All-Region Honors

June 12, 2014

For the fourth time in the last five years, Tompkins Cortland Community College has an all-region baseball player. Sophomore Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) was chosen to the all-region team by coaches in the NJCAA Region III.

Pfund was also named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. He started all 32 games for the Panthers, primarily as the team’s center fielder and lead-off hitter. He hit a team-best .365 with a slugging percentage of .552. He had five assists from the outfield, the most on the team, to go with 80 putouts. Between runs scored and runs batted in, he had a role in more than a third of TC3’s runs.

Pfund is the fifth TC3 player named all region since baseball was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2007.

Pfund Named All-Conference

June 5, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) has been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference baseball team. He was the lone TC3 selection to the 15-player team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

Pfund was TC3’s center fielder and lead-off hitter, starting in all 32 games. He led the Panthers in several offensive categories, including batting average (.365), hits (35), doubles (8), triple (2), home runs (2), stolen bases (9), slugging percentage (.552), and on-base percentage (.419). He scored nearly a quarter of TC3’s runs, crossing the plate 24 times (the team total was 101). He also drove in 15, the second most on the team.

It’s the eighth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team.

Roster–2011 Men's Baseball

2011 Men's Baseball

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Kelvin Almonte So. 5-8 170 Sagrado Corazon de Jesus/Santiago, Dominican Republic
2 Kelvin Bautista Fr. 5-10 200 In-Tech Academy/Harlem
3 Nato Melenciano So. 6-2 195 George Washington/Harlem
4 Kyle Dahm Fr. 5-9 145 Maine-Endwell/ Maine
5 Michael Elkin So. 5-9 165 Sandy Creek/Sandy Creek
6 Tim Leck Fr. 5-11 150 South Side/Rockville Centre
7 Billy Crowe So. 5-9 155 Bath-Haverling/Bath
8 Anthony Graziano So. 5-9 145 Valley Stream/Valley Stream
9 Jorden Updyke So. 5-9 170 Candor/Candor
10 Curtis Irland Fr. 5-7 180 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
11 T.J. Arreguin Fr. 6-0 200 Pierson/Sag Harbor
12 Tony Whitt Fr. 5-9 140 Cortland/Cortland
13 Juan Balbuena Fr. 5-11 210 George Washington/Harlem
15 Matt Cornmire Fr. 5-9 155 Whitesboro/Utica
16 Michael Gomez Fr. 5-10 150 Notre Dame/Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
18 Joey Flores Fr. 5-6 185 Dewitt Clinton/Bronx
20 Tim Smith Fr. 6-3 170 Auburn/Auburn
21 Kurtis Fannon Fr. 5-8 170 Byron-Bergen/Bergen
23 Brandon Watkins Fr. 5-11 170 Cortland/Cortland
24 Patrick DeSantis Fr. 5-10 180 Delaware Academy/Delhi
25 Dustin Sandberg So. 6-0 205 Lambrick Park/Victoria, B.C., Canada
27 Eric Olivo So. 5-9 165 Minisink Valley/New York
32 Kris Catino Fr. 5-10 155 Auburn/Auburn
33 Kyle Yunger So. 5-11 190 Groton/Groton
34 Nixon Pena Fr. 6-0 250 George Washington/Harlem
54 Drew Seager Fr. 6-1 225 Bath-Haverling/Bath
57 Jim Burns Fr. 5-11 190 Union Springs/Aurelius

Statistics–Men's Baseball

Men's Baseball

2015 Season

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West Division (0-0)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

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)
3 (2007)
3 (2008)

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)
10 (vs. Broome CC, 5/4/11)
10 (vs. Broome CC, 4/17/11)
10 (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)

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)

Most Home Runs (Career)

7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
5 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)

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)

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)

43 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
42 Sean Streb (2013)
42 Eric Conway (2010)
39 Brandon Watkins (2012)
39 Kevin Mabry (2008)
39 Tatsuya Hagiwara (2009)

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 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 winning more than 200 games. 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.

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: athletics@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492


Highlights–2011 Men's Baseball

Season Ends Short of Playoffs
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Thursday, as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader and fell short of making the NJCAA Region III playoffs. TC3 lost to Niagara County Community College, the #2 ranked team in the nation, by scores of 9-4 and 8-5 to end the year with an overall record of 14-14 and a West Division mark of 13-10, good for fifth in the final standings. Niagara, the division leader, is now 28-3 overall and 18-1 in division.
 
Despite some late-week changes to the division standings, the Panthers entered Thursday's action with a chance to secure a playoff spot by winning against Niagara. But things started poorly for the Panthers in game one. Niagara scored five runs in the first two innings, taking advantage of four TC3 errors and five walks. TC3 cut into the lead in the third, with Anthony Whitt (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) each driving in a run to make it 5-2. In the fourth Niagara got a run back and then added another in the sixth to make it 7-2 going into the bottom of the frame. In the home half TC3 scored twice, with Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) providing the big blow with a two-out, two-run double. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Niagara answered with two more in the seventh to make the final 9-4.
 
Whitt and Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) each had two hits for TC3 in game one. Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) took the loss on the mound, even though he and reliever Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) combined to allow just two earned runs on the day.
 
Game two opened with Niagara again taking a lead with a run in the first, but the Panthers came back take the lead for the first time in the bottom of the inning. Flores led off with a single and Crowe followed with a double. One out later, Smith came through with a two-run single to give TC3 the 2-1 lead. The advantage lasted just to the top of the second, as Niagara plated four runs to make it 5-2 and then pushed it 7-2 with two more in the third. In the bottom of the third, Smith delivered another RBI and Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) ripped a two-out, two-run double to pull the Panthers to within two at 7-5. Despite threatening each inning the rest of the way, TC3 couldn't pull any closer, and when Niagara tacked on another run in the seventh, the final was 8-5.
 
Smith and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each had two hits and Flores went 1-for-4 to finish his freshman season on a 19-game hitting streak. Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North H.S./Valley Stream) took the loss, despite striking out six in six innings of work.


Season Ends Short of Playoffs
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Thursday, as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader and fell short of making the NJCAA Region III playoffs. TC3 lost to Niagara County Community College, the #2 ranked team in the nation, by scores of 9-4 and 8-5 to end the year with an overall record of 14-14 and a West Division mark of 13-10, good for fifth in the final standings. Niagara, the division leader, is now 28-3 overall and 18-1 in division.
 
Despite some late-week changes to the division standings, the Panthers entered Thursday's action with a chance to secure a playoff spot by winning against Niagara. But things started poorly for the Panthers in game one. Niagara scored five runs in the first two innings, taking advantage of four TC3 errors and five walks. TC3 cut into the lead in the third, with Anthony Whitt (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) each driving in a run to make it 5-2. In the fourth Niagara got a run back and then added another in the sixth to make it 7-2 going into the bottom of the frame. In the home half TC3 scored twice, with Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) providing the big blow with a two-out, two-run double. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Niagara answered with two more in the seventh to make the final 9-4.
 
Whitt and Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) each had two hits for TC3 in game one. Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) took the loss on the mound, even though he and reliever Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) combined to allow just two earned runs on the day.
 
Game two opened with Niagara again taking a lead with a run in the first, but the Panthers came back take the lead for the first time in the bottom of the inning. Flores led off with a single and Crowe followed with a double. One out later, Smith came through with a two-run single to give TC3 the 2-1 lead. The advantage lasted just to the top of the second, as Niagara plated four runs to make it 5-2 and then pushed it 7-2 with two more in the third. In the bottom of the third, Smith delivered another RBI and Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) ripped a two-out, two-run double to pull the Panthers to within two at 7-5. Despite threatening each inning the rest of the way, TC3 couldn't pull any closer, and when Niagara tacked on another run in the seventh, the final was 8-5.
 
Smith and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each had two hits and Flores went 1-for-4 to finish his freshman season on a 19-game hitting streak. Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North H.S./Valley Stream) took the loss, despite striking out six in six innings of work.


Panthers Complete Win Over Broome
Box

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Finishing a game that started April 16, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a 6-0 win over Broome Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are now 13-8 in the West Division and 14-12 overall while Broome falls to 1-17 in the West and 1-20 overall. TC3 closes out the regular season Thursday with a doubleheader against Niagara County Community College. Wins in both games would guarantee a spot in the NJCAA playoffs for the Panthers for the second straight year.
 
The game against Broome was starter last month, but stopped in the second inning due to the weather. While the game was scoreless when it was stopped, the Panthers wasted little time changing that Wednesday. TC3, playing as the visiting team on its own field, scored two runs in each of the third, fourth, and fifth innings. Anthony Whitt (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led the way by going 3-for-3, while Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) each went 2-for-3. Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) earned the win with his best performance of the year, striking out ten while scattering four hits over seven innings.
 
Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Panthers Dop Two at Erie
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Sunday, May 01, 2011

It was a tough Sunday for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers took two losses at Erie Community College, 13-9 and 13-3. With less than a week left in the regular season, the Panthers are now 12-8 in the West Division and 13-12 overall. TC3 needs to finish the regular season in the top four in the division to advance to the NJCAA playoffs, and the race is tight. TC3 is currently in fourth place, a half game behind third-place Jamestown Community College and a game ahead of fifth-place Finger Lakes Community College.
 
TC3 led early in both games, but couldn't contain an Erie offense that scored every inning in game one and every inning but one in game two. In the opener, the TC3 offense nearly kept up, rapping out 11 hits including a home run by Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) and doubles from Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) and Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath). Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) had another productive game, going 3-for-4 with two runs and scored and two RBI.
 
In game two, TC3's bats quieted down while the pitchers hurt themselves by issuing nine walks in five innings. No Panther had multiple hits in game two, but Flores did collect a hit to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, a new TC3 record.
 
TC3 hosts Alfred State College for a doubleheader Tuesday at 2 p.m.


Panthers Dop Two at Erie
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Sunday, May 01, 2011

It was a tough Sunday for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers took two losses at Erie Community College, 13-9 and 13-3. With less than a week left in the regular season, the Panthers are now 12-8 in the West Division and 13-12 overall. TC3 needs to finish the regular season in the top four in the division to advance to the NJCAA playoffs, and the race is tight. TC3 is currently in fourth place, a half game behind third-place Jamestown Community College and a game ahead of fifth-place Finger Lakes Community College.
 
TC3 led early in both games, but couldn't contain an Erie offense that scored every inning in game one and every inning but one in game two. In the opener, the TC3 offense nearly kept up, rapping out 11 hits including a home run by Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) and doubles from Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) and Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath). Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) had another productive game, going 3-for-4 with two runs and scored and two RBI.
 
In game two, TC3's bats quieted down while the pitchers hurt themselves by issuing nine walks in five innings. No Panther had multiple hits in game two, but Flores did collect a hit to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, a new TC3 record.
 
TC3 hosts Alfred State College for a doubleheader Tuesday at 2 p.m.


Panthers Earn Important Sweep
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Saturday, April 30, 2011

As the push for a playoff bid intensifies, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team earned two important wins Saturday, beating Erie Community College 4-2 and 6-4. The Panthers, who entered the day in fourth place in the West Division and ended the day in third, improves to 12-6 in division and 13-10 overall. Erie, the second place team, is now 21-15 overall and 12-4 in division. Niagara County Community College leads the division at 14-1 and Finger Lakes Community College is now in fourth at 11-7. The top four teams in the division make the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Jamestown Community College is in fifth with a record of 10-7.
 
TC3 won both games behind good pitching and timely hitting. In game one, Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North H.S./Valley Stream) went the distance, allowing just one earned run while scattering six hits. He struck out three while inducing 13 fly ball outs and moving into a tie for the team lead with three wins. Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each went 2-for-3 to pace the eight-hit attack with Smith providing the biggest hit of the game, a two-out, two-RBI single in the fifth to put TC3 up 4-1.
 
In the nightcap, Smith moved to the mound and tossed a complete game. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits and helped himself with the bat, going 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored. Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) had the clutch hit of the game, delivering a two-out, two-RBI single in the third to put the Panthers ahead for good. Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) also went 2-for-3 with a walk as seven different Panthers collected at least one hit.
 
TC3 and Erie play another doubleheader Sunday, this time in Buffalo.


Panthers Earn Important Sweep
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

As the push for a playoff bid intensifies, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team earned two important wins Saturday, beating Erie Community College 4-2 and 6-4. The Panthers, who entered the day in fourth place in the West Division and ended the day in third, improves to 12-6 in division and 13-10 overall. Erie, the second place team, is now 21-15 overall and 12-4 in division. Niagara County Community College leads the division at 14-1 and Finger Lakes Community College is now in fourth at 11-7. The top four teams in the division make the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Jamestown Community College is in fifth with a record of 10-7.
 
TC3 won both games behind good pitching and timely hitting. In game one, Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North H.S./Valley Stream) went the distance, allowing just one earned run while scattering six hits. He struck out three while inducing 13 fly ball outs and moving into a tie for the team lead with three wins. Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each went 2-for-3 to pace the eight-hit attack with Smith providing the biggest hit of the game, a two-out, two-RBI single in the fifth to put TC3 up 4-1.
 
In the nightcap, Smith moved to the mound and tossed a complete game. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits and helped himself with the bat, going 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored. Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) had the clutch hit of the game, delivering a two-out, two-RBI single in the third to put the Panthers ahead for good. Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) also went 2-for-3 with a walk as seven different Panthers collected at least one hit.
 
TC3 and Erie play another doubleheader Sunday, this time in Buffalo.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Panthers Run Way to Sweep
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team ran its way to a doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Tuesday, stealing a combined 19 bases in the two games. The Panthers won the opener 10-7, and, after a weather delay between games, came back to win 9-3 in a second game that was called after six innings when the lightning returned. The wins improve TC3's record to 11-10 overall and 10-6 in Region III, West Division play. Corning is now 7-17 overall and 4-12 in division.
 
In game one, Corning took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Panthers answered with five in the bottom of the frame. Four more for TC3 in the second made it 9-2, and after Corning came back with four in the third to make it 9-6, TC3 plated a run in the bottom of the frame to make it 10-6. Corning added a single run in the fifth, but TC3 pitcher Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was able to shut the door and close out the complete game effort.
 
Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx), Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath), and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits in game one, with Smith driving in two and Crowe counting a double among his knocks. The team swiped 11 bases in game one, with Smith leading the way with four.
 
The nightcap saw TC3 open quickly, jumping to a 6-0 lead in the first. After Corning scored single runs in the second and fourth, the Panthers scored two more in the bottom of the fourth to lead 8-2. Each team plated a single run in the sixth before lightning ended the game just as the top of the seventh was about to get underway.
 
Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) earned the win on the mound, allowing just two earned runs and striking out five. Flores, Crowe, and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each had two hits and Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) led the steal parade with three.
 
TC3 and Corning hook up again Thursday, this time for a doubleheader in Corning.


Panthers Run Way to Sweep
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team ran its way to a doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Tuesday, stealing a combined 19 bases in the two games. The Panthers won the opener 10-7, and, after a weather delay between games, came back to win 9-3 in a second game that was called after six innings when the lightning returned. The wins improve TC3's record to 11-10 overall and 10-6 in Region III, West Division play. Corning is now 7-17 overall and 4-12 in division.
 
In game one, Corning took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Panthers answered with five in the bottom of the frame. Four more for TC3 in the second made it 9-2, and after Corning came back with four in the third to make it 9-6, TC3 plated a run in the bottom of the frame to make it 10-6. Corning added a single run in the fifth, but TC3 pitcher Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was able to shut the door and close out the complete game effort.
 
Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx), Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath), and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits in game one, with Smith driving in two and Crowe counting a double among his knocks. The team swiped 11 bases in game one, with Smith leading the way with four.
 
The nightcap saw TC3 open quickly, jumping to a 6-0 lead in the first. After Corning scored single runs in the second and fourth, the Panthers scored two more in the bottom of the fourth to lead 8-2. Each team plated a single run in the sixth before lightning ended the game just as the top of the seventh was about to get underway.
 
Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) earned the win on the mound, allowing just two earned runs and striking out five. Flores, Crowe, and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each had two hits and Kris Catino (Auburn H.S./Auburn) led the steal parade with three.
 
TC3 and Corning hook up again Thursday, this time for a doubleheader in Corning.


Wild Doubleheader Split with Alfred State

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The TC3 baseball team came home with a wild doubleheader split with Alfred State College Saturday. The Panthers won the opener 5-3 before dropping a marathon game two by a final score of 22-21. TC3 is now 9-10 overall and 8-6 in West Division action. Alfred State is 11-13 overall and 7-10 in division.
 
TC3 returns home to host Corning Community College Tuesday.


Wild Doubleheader Split with Alfred State

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The TC3 baseball team came home with a wild doubleheader split with Alfred State College Saturday. The Panthers won the opener 5-3 before dropping a marathon game two by a final score of 22-21. TC3 is now 9-10 overall and 8-6 in West Division action. Alfred State is 11-13 overall and 7-10 in division.
 
TC3 returns home to host Corning Community College Tuesday.


Walk Off Loss for Panthers
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Friday, April 22, 2011

After leading from the first inning until the sixth, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team suffered a heartbreaking loss Friday as Jamestown Community College hit a walk-off homer to top the Panthers 4-3. With the loss TC3 is now 8-9 overall and 7-5 in Region III, West Division play. Jamestown improves to 14-18 overall and 7-6 in Region III, West Division. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was canceled due to the weather.
 
Playing in a steady rain that started before the first pitch, the Panthers came out strong by scoring two in the first inning. The Panthers added another run in the fourth and led 3-0 heading into the fifth. Jamestown broke through with a run in the bottom of the fifth and plated two more to tie the game in the sixth. In the bottom of the seventh, Jamestown won the game on a one-out home run.
 
Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had a double among two hits. Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was the hard-luck loser, striking out four and allowing seven hits while tossing all six and a third innings.
 
TC3 is scheduled to play Alfred State College Saturday. The doubleheader is to start at 5 p.m. and will be played at Bolivar-Richburg High School.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Panthers Bounce Back with Sweep
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team bounced back from a poor performance on Saturday to post two wins Sunday. The Panthers topped Broome Community College 7-3 and 11-3 to improve to 8-8 overall and 7-4 in Region III, West Division play. Broome drops to 1-15 overall and 1-12 in Region III, West Division.
 
Sunday was another cold and windy day for baseball, but the Panthers came out strong. After keeping Broome off the board in the top of the first, Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) led off the bottom with a triple to deep center. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) followed with a double to score Flores with the game's first run. After two walks and two strikeouts, Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) came through with a clutch single to score two more and make it 3-0 after one. TC3 added a run in the second, and after Broome cut the lead to 4-2 in the third, the Panthers out together another two-out rally in the fifth. A walk and an error put two runners on before Flores followed with a double to score both. Crowe was next with a single to score Flores and make it 7-2 after five.
 
TC3 starter Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) worked into the sixth, but after Broome scored a run to make it 7-3 and loaded the bases with two outs, Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) was called in from the bullpen. On his second pitch, he induced an inning-ending groundout to secure the lead at four runs. Flores came in to pitch a scoreless seventh to seal the win.
 
Flores and Crowe each went 3-for-4 at the plate, and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) finished game on 2-for-4.
 
Flores stayed hot through game two, again starting TC3's attack. After Broome opened the game with two in the top of the inning, Flores opened the bottom of the frame with single. After Crowe was hit by a pitch, Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) blasted a three-run homer to give the Panthers the lead. Smith and Cornmire followed with consecutive doubles, and an out later, Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) laced the third double of the inning to make it 5-2.
 
The score remained 5-2 until the fourth when the Panthers scored three times. Kyle Dahm (Maine-Endwell H.S./Maine) provided the big hit with a double, and Flores, Smith, and Cornmire each drove in a run. After a run by Broome in the fifth, TC3 plated three more in the six to make it 11-3.
 
Flores finished his remarkable day by matching his 3-for-4 performance from game one. Sandberg went 2-for-3 with four RBI in game two, moving into first place on the TC3 career RBI list. The offense was more than enough for Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North H.S./Valley Stream), who allowed just three hits, one earned run, and struck out ten in tossing the complete game.
 
TC3 is next in action Tuesday with a non-league doubleheader against Monroe Community College. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. for the home date.


Panthers Bounce Back with Sweep
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team bounced back from a poor performance on Saturday to post two wins Sunday. The Panthers topped Broome Community College 7-3 and 11-3 to improve to 8-8 overall and 7-4 in Region III, West Division play. Broome drops to 1-15 overall and 1-12 in Region III, West Division.
 
Sunday was another cold and windy day for baseball, but the Panthers came out strong. After keeping Broome off the board in the top of the first, Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) led off the bottom with a triple to deep center. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) followed with a double to score Flores with the game's first run. After two walks and two strikeouts, Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) came through with a clutch single to score two more and make it 3-0 after one. TC3 added a run in the second, and after Broome cut the lead to 4-2 in the third, the Panthers out together another two-out rally in the fifth. A walk and an error put two runners on before Flores followed with a double to score both. Crowe was next with a single to score Flores and make it 7-2 after five.
 
TC3 starter Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) worked into the sixth, but after Broome scored a run to make it 7-3 and loaded the bases with two outs, Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) was called in from the bullpen. On his second pitch, he induced an inning-ending groundout to secure the lead at four runs. Flores came in to pitch a scoreless seventh to seal the win.
 
Flores and Crowe each went 3-for-4 at the plate, and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) finished game on 2-for-4.
 
Flores stayed hot through game two, again starting TC3's attack. After Broome opened the game with two in the top of the inning, Flores opened the bottom of the frame with single. After Crowe was hit by a pitch, Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) blasted a three-run homer to give the Panthers the lead. Smith and Cornmire followed with consecutive doubles, and an out later, Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) laced the third double of the inning to make it 5-2.
 
The score remained 5-2 until the fourth when the Panthers scored three times. Kyle Dahm (Maine-Endwell H.S./Maine) provided the big hit with a double, and Flores, Smith, and Cornmire each drove in a run. After a run by Broome in the fifth, TC3 plated three more in the six to make it 11-3.
 
Flores finished his remarkable day by matching his 3-for-4 performance from game one. Sandberg went 2-for-3 with four RBI in game two, moving into first place on the TC3 career RBI list. The offense was more than enough for Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North H.S./Valley Stream), who allowed just three hits, one earned run, and struck out ten in tossing the complete game.
 
TC3 is next in action Tuesday with a non-league doubleheader against Monroe Community College. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. for the home date.


Panthers Slip Up On Road
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Playing on a miserable day of cold, rain, and wind, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team managed to get in one game of a scheduled doubleheader with Broome Community College Saturday. Turns out, the Panthers would have been better off with a complete rain out, as TC3 lost by a final score of 5-2. The loss to the previously winless Broome team leaves TC3 with an overall record of 6-8 overall and a Region III, West Division record of 5-4. Broome is now 1-13 overall and 1-10 in Region III, West Division.
 
The Panthers struggled at the plate, managing just three hits while striking out ten times. Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) and Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) collected two of the three hits in the first inning, with Flores driving in Sandberg with a double for the game's first score. Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) collected the other hit and scored the other run in the seventh.
 
Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) took the loss on the mound, allowing four earned runs while striking out two in four innings of work.
 
TC3 is scheduled to host Broome for a doubleheader Sunday.


Panthers and Finger Lakes Split Again
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

For the second time this week, the Tompkins Cortland Community College and Finger Lakes Community College baseball teams split a doubleheader. Playing in Dryden Thursday, TC3 won the opener 3-2 but dropped the second 7-2. The Panthers are now 6-7 overall and 5-3 in Region III, West Division, while Finger Lakes is now 14-12 overall and 9-3 in Region III, West Division.
 
In the opener, TC3 rallied from a 2-0 deficit after three innings. In the fourth, the Panthers scored twice to tie it, with Nato Melenciano (George Washington H.S./Harlem) getting the key two-out RBI. The winning run came across the plate in as Kelvin Bautista (In-Tech Academy/Harlem) singled, stole second and third, and came in on a groundout by Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica). Winning pitcher Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) tossed a gem, scattering seven hits and striking out six while allowing no earned runs.
 
In game two, TC3 opened the scoring in the second inning, but Finger Lakes answered with a run in the third to make it 1-1. The Lakers added a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth to lead 6-1. The Panthers plated a run in the bottom of the fifth, but could get no close as Finger Lakes scored again in the seventh to win 7-2.
 
Michael Elkin (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) went 2-for-2 at the plate while Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) had an RBI double among his three at bats.
 
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Saturday before hosting the Hornets on Sunday. Both days are doubleheaders starting at 1 p.m.


Panthers and Finger Lakes Split Again
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

For the second time this week, the Tompkins Cortland Community College and Finger Lakes Community College baseball teams split a doubleheader. Playing in Dryden Thursday, TC3 won the opener 3-2 but dropped the second 7-2. The Panthers are now 6-7 overall and 5-3 in Region III, West Division, while Finger Lakes is now 14-12 overall and 9-3 in Region III, West Division.
 
In the opener, TC3 rallied from a 2-0 deficit after three innings. In the fourth, the Panthers scored twice to tie it, with Nato Melenciano (George Washington H.S./Harlem) getting the key two-out RBI. The winning run came across the plate in as Kelvin Bautista (In-Tech Academy/Harlem) singled, stole second and third, and came in on a groundout by Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica). Winning pitcher Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) tossed a gem, scattering seven hits and striking out six while allowing no earned runs.
 
In game two, TC3 opened the scoring in the second inning, but Finger Lakes answered with a run in the third to make it 1-1. The Lakers added a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth to lead 6-1. The Panthers plated a run in the bottom of the fifth, but could get no close as Finger Lakes scored again in the seventh to win 7-2.
 
Michael Elkin (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) went 2-for-2 at the plate while Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) had an RBI double among his three at bats.
 
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Saturday before hosting the Hornets on Sunday. Both days are doubleheaders starting at 1 p.m.


Panthers Earn Split at Finger Lakes
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team went on the road Tuesday and came home with a doubleheader split. The Panthers dropped the first game with Finger Lakes, 11-3, before coming back to take the second game, 8-6. TC3 is now 5-6 overall and 4-1 in Region III, West Division, while Finger Lakes stands at 13-11 overall and 8-2 in Region III, West Division.
 
In the opener, TC3 trailed 1-0 heading into the fourth when Nato Melenciano (George Washington H.S./Harlem) put the Panthers on the board with a two-run homer. The lead disappeared quickly as Finger Lakes scored three in the bottom of the fourth and then added five in the fifth and two in the sixth. TC3 scored a single run to make the final 11-3.
 
The second game again saw TC3 score in five of the first six innings while taking an 8-5 lead. The home team added a run in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as TC3 posted the 8-6 win.
 
Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) earned the win in relief, allowing just a single run over the final two and third innings. Four different Panthers had multi-hit games, with Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each counting a double among his two hits. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) also had two hits, while Flores provided a double at the plate.
 
TC3 and Finger Lakes hook up again Thursday in Dryden, with a doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m.


Panthers Earn Split at Finger Lakes
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team went on the road Tuesday and came home with a doubleheader split. The Panthers dropped the first game with Finger Lakes, 11-3, before coming back to take the second game, 8-6. TC3 is now 5-6 overall and 4-1 in Region III, West Division, while Finger Lakes stands at 13-11 overall and 8-2 in Region III, West Division.
 
In the opener, TC3 trailed 1-0 heading into the fourth when Nato Melenciano (George Washington H.S./Harlem) put the Panthers on the board with a two-run homer. The lead disappeared quickly as Finger Lakes scored three in the bottom of the fourth and then added five in the fifth and two in the sixth. TC3 scored a single run to make the final 11-3.
 
The second game again saw TC3 score in five of the first six innings while taking an 8-5 lead. The home team added a run in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as TC3 posted the 8-6 win.
 
Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) earned the win in relief, allowing just a single run over the final two and third innings. Four different Panthers had multi-hit games, with Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each counting a double among his two hits. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) and Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) also had two hits, while Flores provided a double at the plate.
 
TC3 and Finger Lakes hook up again Thursday in Dryden, with a doubleheader scheduled for 2 p.m.


Panthers Split DH Sunday
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team completed a weekend series with Onondaga Community College by splitting a doubleheader Sunday. After TC3 swept a home doubleheader Saturday, Onondaga won the first game on Sunday 5-1 before TC3 came back to take the second game 11-2. TC3 is now 4-5 overall and 3-1 in Region III, West Division. Onondaga's record is now to 3-11 overall and 2-6 in Region III, West Division.
 
TC3 struggled at the bat in game one, collecting just three hits, with two coming from Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx). Pitcher Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) started strong, keeping Onondaga off the scoreboard while striking out four in two innings. Onondaga broke through with three in the third and then added to the lead with single runs in the fourth and fifth. TC3 scored its lone run in the seventh, but it was too little and too late for game one.
 
Game two opened with Onondaga taking another lead with a run in the bottom of the first. TC3 took the lead with two runs in the third but OCC tied it up in the bottom of the frame. The TC3 offense kept rolling, with two in the fourth, a single run n the fifth, two more in the sixth, and finally four runs in the seventh to post the lopsided win.
 
Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) was strong in his pitching debut, scattering nine hits while allowing just one earned run in seven innings. At the plate, eight Panthers got in on the 12-hit attack. Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) led the way with a 3-for-4 effort that included a triple and two runs batted in. Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) each had two hits, and Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) tripled while driving in two.
 
TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Split DH Sunday
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team completed a weekend series with Onondaga Community College by splitting a doubleheader Sunday. After TC3 swept a home doubleheader Saturday, Onondaga won the first game on Sunday 5-1 before TC3 came back to take the second game 11-2. TC3 is now 4-5 overall and 3-1 in Region III, West Division. Onondaga's record is now to 3-11 overall and 2-6 in Region III, West Division.
 
TC3 struggled at the bat in game one, collecting just three hits, with two coming from Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx). Pitcher Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) started strong, keeping Onondaga off the scoreboard while striking out four in two innings. Onondaga broke through with three in the third and then added to the lead with single runs in the fourth and fifth. TC3 scored its lone run in the seventh, but it was too little and too late for game one.
 
Game two opened with Onondaga taking another lead with a run in the bottom of the first. TC3 took the lead with two runs in the third but OCC tied it up in the bottom of the frame. The TC3 offense kept rolling, with two in the fourth, a single run n the fifth, two more in the sixth, and finally four runs in the seventh to post the lopsided win.
 
Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) was strong in his pitching debut, scattering nine hits while allowing just one earned run in seven innings. At the plate, eight Panthers got in on the 12-hit attack. Drew Seager (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) led the way with a 3-for-4 effort that included a triple and two runs batted in. Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) and Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) each had two hits, and Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica) tripled while driving in two.
 
TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Take Two from Onondaga
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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Playing for the first time in 20 days, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team opened regional play by sweeping a doubleheader from Onondaga Community College Saturday. The Panthers won by scores of 5-1 and 5-2 to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in Region III, West Division. Onondaga drops to 2-10 overall and 1-5 in Region III, West Division.
 
Pitcher Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was the star of game one, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The gem was broken up with an infield single, but by that time the Panthers had a 5-0 lead and the freshman was well on his way to his first win of the season.
 
TC3 opened the game by scoring three runs in the first inning, with the big hit coming off the bat of Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) in the form of an RBI triple. TC3 added two more in the fifth to make it 5-0, and after Onondaga broke the shutout with a run in the sixth, Watkins struck out two of the final three batters in a perfect seventh to seal the win.
 
After leading all of game one, the Panthers fell behind quickly in game two. Onondaga led off with a single and came around to score on a sacrifice, stolen base, and passed ball. The 1-0 lead held into the fifth, as TC3 was held hitless over the first four innings. In the fifth, the Panthers broke through in a big way.
 
After the first out, Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) singled to center. A walk to Nato Melenciano (George Washington H.S./Harlem) and hit-by-pitch for Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) loaded the bases. Kelvin Bautista (In-Tech Academy/Harlem) plated the first run with single, and Tony Whitt (Cortland H.S./Cortland) followed with a two-run single to put the Panthers ahead 3-1. Bautista would come around to score after a fly out and passed ball to make it 4-1 heading into the sixth.
 
On the mound for the Panthers, Smith had kept the Panthers in the game while the offense came around. He allowed four hits and one run over the first five innings before Onondaga reached him for another run in the sixth to make it 4-2. TC3 responded with a run in the bottom, thanks to singles by Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) and Flores, an intentional walk to Melenciano and then a bases-loaded walk to Yunger. Smith preserved the lead by holding Onondaga off the board in the seventh, earning a complete-game win in his collegiate pitching debut.
 
The wins marked the first time the Panthers have played since March 20. TC3 and Onondaga hook up again Sunday for a doubleheader in Syracuse.


Panthers Take Two from Onondaga
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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Playing for the first time in 20 days, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team opened regional play by sweeping a doubleheader from Onondaga Community College Saturday. The Panthers won by scores of 5-1 and 5-2 to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-0 in Region III, West Division. Onondaga drops to 2-10 overall and 1-5 in Region III, West Division.
 
Pitcher Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was the star of game one, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The gem was broken up with an infield single, but by that time the Panthers had a 5-0 lead and the freshman was well on his way to his first win of the season.
 
TC3 opened the game by scoring three runs in the first inning, with the big hit coming off the bat of Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) in the form of an RBI triple. TC3 added two more in the fifth to make it 5-0, and after Onondaga broke the shutout with a run in the sixth, Watkins struck out two of the final three batters in a perfect seventh to seal the win.
 
After leading all of game one, the Panthers fell behind quickly in game two. Onondaga led off with a single and came around to score on a sacrifice, stolen base, and passed ball. The 1-0 lead held into the fifth, as TC3 was held hitless over the first four innings. In the fifth, the Panthers broke through in a big way.
 
After the first out, Tim Smith (Auburn H.S./Auburn) singled to center. A walk to Nato Melenciano (George Washington H.S./Harlem) and hit-by-pitch for Kyle Yunger (Groton H.S./Groton) loaded the bases. Kelvin Bautista (In-Tech Academy/Harlem) plated the first run with single, and Tony Whitt (Cortland H.S./Cortland) followed with a two-run single to put the Panthers ahead 3-1. Bautista would come around to score after a fly out and passed ball to make it 4-1 heading into the sixth.
 
On the mound for the Panthers, Smith had kept the Panthers in the game while the offense came around. He allowed four hits and one run over the first five innings before Onondaga reached him for another run in the sixth to make it 4-2. TC3 responded with a run in the bottom, thanks to singles by Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) and Flores, an intentional walk to Melenciano and then a bases-loaded walk to Yunger. Smith preserved the lead by holding Onondaga off the board in the seventh, earning a complete-game win in his collegiate pitching debut.
 
The wins marked the first time the Panthers have played since March 20. TC3 and Onondaga hook up again Sunday for a doubleheader in Syracuse.


Panthers Drop Pair
Game 1 Boxscore
Game 2 Boxscore

Sunday, March 20, 2011

After a lopsided loss in game one, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team came within two outs of earning a doubleheader split with perennially strong Division II Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Sunday. The Panthers lost the opener 11-2 before letting game two slip away 5-4. TC3 is now 1-4 on the year while Catonsville improves to 13-5.
 
In game one, the Panthers opened the scoring with a single run in the top of the first, but Catonsville responded by scoring in each of the first six innings to cruise to the 11-2 win. The second game again saw the visitors take the early lead, this time scoring in the top of the second to led 1-0. TC3 added another run in the top of the fifth, but the home team tallied a pair in the bottom of the fifth to tie it at 2-2. After keeping TC3 off the board in the top of the sixth, Catonsville took the lead with a run in the bottom of the inning. In the seventh and final inning, the Panthers rallied for a pair of runs to take a 4-3 lead in the home half of the frame. Unfortunately, the Panthers couldn't close out the win as Catonsville scored the game winning run with one out in the seventh to pull out the 5-4 decision.
 
For the day, TC3 managed nine hits, led by Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) with a single in each game. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) collected TC3's lone extra-base hit, a double in game two.
 
TC3 hopes to open the home portion of the schedule Saturday with a twinbill against the Ithaca College J.V.


Panthers Drop Pair
Game 1 Boxscore
Game 2 Boxscore

Sunday, March 20, 2011

After a lopsided loss in game one, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team came within two outs of earning a doubleheader split with perennially strong Division II Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Sunday. The Panthers lost the opener 11-2 before letting game two slip away 5-4. TC3 is now 1-4 on the year while Catonsville improves to 13-5.
 
In game one, the Panthers opened the scoring with a single run in the top of the first, but Catonsville responded by scoring in each of the first six innings to cruise to the 11-2 win. The second game again saw the visitors take the early lead, this time scoring in the top of the second to led 1-0. TC3 added another run in the top of the fifth, but the home team tallied a pair in the bottom of the fifth to tie it at 2-2. After keeping TC3 off the board in the top of the sixth, Catonsville took the lead with a run in the bottom of the inning. In the seventh and final inning, the Panthers rallied for a pair of runs to take a 4-3 lead in the home half of the frame. Unfortunately, the Panthers couldn't close out the win as Catonsville scored the game winning run with one out in the seventh to pull out the 5-4 decision.
 
For the day, TC3 managed nine hits, led by Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) with a single in each game. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) collected TC3's lone extra-base hit, a double in game two.
 
TC3 hopes to open the home portion of the schedule Saturday with a twinbill against the Ithaca College J.V.


Panthers Drop Pair
Game 1 Boxscore
Game 2 Boxscore

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team completed its first road trip of the season Saturday with a pair of close losses at Camden County College (N.J.). The Panthers lost by scores of 6-3 and 5-4 to fall to 1-2 on the season while Camden evens its record at 3-3.
 
Despite the two losses, there were plenty of positive notes for the Panthers. In both games on Saturday, TC3 fought back from early deficits to take the lead in the middle innings. For the weekend, the Panthers hit over .333 as a team, despite having not been outside to face live pitching of any type before Friday's game. The team played strong defense, committing just three errors over three games, and a pitching staff led by two sophomores who totaled just 27 innings between them last year showed the ability to eat up innings and keep the team in the game.
 
On Saturday, Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) led the offense by going 4-for-8 over the two games, including a double in the first game. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each had three hits, with Crowe scoring a run in each game. Pitchers Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) and Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) each tossed complete games for the Panthers.
 
It's back to practice for the Panthers. TC3's next game is scheduled for March 20 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Panthers Drop Pair
Game 1 Boxscore
Game 2 Boxscore

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team completed its first road trip of the season Saturday with a pair of close losses at Camden County College (N.J.). The Panthers lost by scores of 6-3 and 5-4 to fall to 1-2 on the season while Camden evens its record at 3-3.
 
Despite the two losses, there were plenty of positive notes for the Panthers. In both games on Saturday, TC3 fought back from early deficits to take the lead in the middle innings. For the weekend, the Panthers hit over .333 as a team, despite having not been outside to face live pitching of any type before Friday's game. The team played strong defense, committing just three errors over three games, and a pitching staff led by two sophomores who totaled just 27 innings between them last year showed the ability to eat up innings and keep the team in the game.
 
On Saturday, Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) led the offense by going 4-for-8 over the two games, including a double in the first game. Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath) and Dustin Sandberg (Lambrick Park H.S./Victoria, B.C.) each had three hits, with Crowe scoring a run in each game. Pitchers Jorden Updyke (Candor H.S./Candor) and Brandon Watkins (Cortland H.S./Cortland) each tossed complete games for the Panthers.
 
It's back to practice for the Panthers. TC3's next game is scheduled for March 20 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Panthers Take Season Opener
Boxscore

Friday, March 04, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team opened the 2011 season with a 7-6 win at Camden County College (N.J.). Camden, which spent much of the 2010 season ranked in the top ten in the nation, drops to 1-3 so far this year.
 
Friday's game was the first time TC3 has been able to get outside this season, but the Panthers showed few signs of the typical early-season rust. The Panthers played error-less baseball over the entire game, which was shortened to eight innings due to darkness. TC3 got the offense going early, plating a run in the second, four in the third and another two in the fourth to lead 7-0 before the home team could respond. Camden cut it to 7-4 in the bottom of the fourth and then added two more in the fifth but could get no closer. TC3 was threatening to add to its lead in the top of the ninth with two runners in scoring position when the game was halted.
 
Kelvin Bautista (In-Tech Academy/Harlem) had a strong debut, going 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, and a run scored while adding solid defense at shortstop. Matt Cornmire (Whitesboro H.S./Utica), Billy Crowe (Bath-Haverling H.S./Bath), and Joseph Flores (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Bronx) each collected two hits, including a double.
 
Anthony Graziano (Valley Stream North/Valley Stream) started the game on the mound, working into the fifth inning before giving way to Jim Burns (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs). Burns earned the win, allowing just one run while tossing three and third innings. Flores took the ball in the eighth, recording the final two outs to get the save.
 
TC3 and Camden hook up again Saturday for a doubleheader before the Panthers return home.


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2011 Men's Baseball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Fri 03/04
3 p.m.
Camden County College (N.J.)
Blackwood, N.J.
Sat 03/05
12 p.m.
Camden County College (N.J.)
Blackwood, N.J.
Sat 03/05
1 p.m.
Camden County College (N.J.)
Blackwood, N.J.
Sun 03/20
12 p.m.
CCBC Catonsville (Md.)
Catonsville, Md.
Sun 03/20
1 p.m.
CCBC Catonsville (Md.)
Catonsville, Md.
Sat 04/09
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sat 04/09
3 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sun 04/10
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sun 04/10
2 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Tue 04/12
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Tue 04/12
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Thu 04/14
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 04/14
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sat 04/16
1 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Sun 04/17
1 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Sun 04/17
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Tue 04/19
Monroe CC
Home
Thu 04/21
Ithaca College JV
Home
Fri 04/22
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Sat 04/23
5 p.m.
Alfred State College
Bolivar-Richburg HS
Sat 04/23
6 p.m.
Alfred State College
Bolivar-Richburg HS
Tue 04/26
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Tue 04/26
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Thu 04/28
Corning CC
Corning
Sat 04/30
1 p.m.
Erie CC
Home
Sat 04/30
3 p.m.
Erie CC
Home
Sun 05/01
1 p.m.
Erie CC
Buffalo
Sun 05/01
2 p.m.
Erie CC
Buffalo
Tue 05/03
Alfred State College
Home
Wed 05/04
SUNY Broome
Home
Thu 05/05
Niagara County CC
Home
Thu 05/05
Niagara County CC
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