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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–2013 Men's Baseball

2013 TC3 Baseball Team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
2 Marcus Chestnut IF Fr. 5-10 190 Camden/Camden
3 Letty McFall IF/P Fr. 5-7 175 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
5 Tyler Cowen P So. 5-7 135 Dryden/Dryden
7 Akeem Vereen IF/P So. 5-8 190 John F. Kennedy/Bronx
8 Tyler Mattoon P Fr. 6-2 210 Lansing/Lansing
10 Jesse Vanlew P Fr. 5-10 210 Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon
11 Matt Jones P/OF So. 6-2 165 Greene/Greene
12 Quincey Vanlew OF Fr. 5-10 195 Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon
13 Juan Balbuena IF So. 5-11 210 George Washington/Harlem
14 Brian Pfund OF Fr. 6-2 190 East Hampton/Montauk
16 Steven Tatich OF/C Fr. 5-7 145 Owego Free Academy/Owego
18 Brandon Swearingen OF/P Fr. 5-7 135 Lansing/Lansing
19 Sean Streb IF/P Fr. 5-11 168 Lansing/Lansing
20 Alex Howland P/IF Fr. 5-8 200 Sandy Creek/Sandy Creek
23 Brandon Pollack C Fr. 6-0 180 Groton/Groton

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–2013 Men's Baseball

Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped its season finale doubleheader Thursday, falling at home to Niagara County Community College by scores of 6-4 and 21-1. The season ends for the Panthers with a record of 7-25 in the West Division and 7-27 overall.

The Panthers fell behind early in both games. In each game, Niagara scored three runs in the top of the first, and in each game the Panthers put one across in the bottom of the frame. But in the opener, Niagara answered with two more in the second inning to lead 5-1. TC3 mounted a rally in the third, scoring three times on consecutive hits by Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx), Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk), and Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) plus an RBI groundout by Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene). The 5-4 score held until the fifth when Niagara scored an insurance run to make it 6-4. The Panthers threatened in the bottom of the fifth but couldn’t narrow the gap.

Game two saw the first inning end with Niagara ahead 3-1 and the visitors add to the lead in each inning before ending the game after five innings and a 21-1 lead.

Streb finished the day 4-for-4 to end the year with a .373 batting average. Pfund went 2-for-6 to end the year at .303. Jones also ended the year over .300, going 1-for-4 Thursday to finish at .337.


Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped its season finale doubleheader Thursday, falling at home to Niagara County Community College by scores of 6-4 and 21-1. The season ends for the Panthers with a record of 7-25 in the West Division and 7-27 overall.

The Panthers fell behind early in both games. In each game, Niagara scored three runs in the top of the first, and in each game the Panthers put one across in the bottom of the frame. But in the opener, Niagara answered with two more in the second inning to lead 5-1. TC3 mounted a rally in the third, scoring three times on consecutive hits by Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx), Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk), and Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) plus an RBI groundout by Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene). The 5-4 score held until the fifth when Niagara scored an insurance run to make it 6-4. The Panthers threatened in the bottom of the fifth but couldn’t narrow the gap.

Game two saw the first inning end with Niagara ahead 3-1 and the visitors add to the lead in each inning before ending the game after five innings and a 21-1 lead.

Streb finished the day 4-for-4 to end the year with a .373 batting average. Pfund went 2-for-6 to end the year at .303. Jones also ended the year over .300, going 1-for-4 Thursday to finish at .337.


Panthers Take One From Alfred State

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a win over Alfred State College Sunday, taking game two the West Division doubleheader. The Panthers dropped game one 4-1 but bounced back to win the nightcap 12-9. TC3 is now 7-23 in the West Division and 7-25 overall.

In game one, the Panthers scored in the first inning on an RBI double from Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing). But by the time the game ended, the Panthers had managed just three hits and one run. Streb took the loss on the mound, despite striking out six and allowing just three earned runs over seven innings.

In game two, TC3 took the lead in the first with three runs, and then stretched the lead to 12-2 after four innings. In the fifth, Alfred State plated six runs, knocking out two TC3 pitchers. Streb returned to the mound in relief, closing out the inning and working the final three innings to secure the win.

Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) led the attack by going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) also went 3-for-4, scoring two times. Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) had a 2-for-3 day at the plate for the winners. Tyler Cowen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) earned the win on the mound, pitching four innings and allowing just two runs and striking out five.

TC3 closes out the season Thursday, hosting Niagara County Community College for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.


Panthers Take One From Alfred State

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a win over Alfred State College Sunday, taking game two the West Division doubleheader. The Panthers dropped game one 4-1 but bounced back to win the nightcap 12-9. TC3 is now 7-23 in the West Division and 7-25 overall.

In game one, the Panthers scored in the first inning on an RBI double from Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing). But by the time the game ended, the Panthers had managed just three hits and one run. Streb took the loss on the mound, despite striking out six and allowing just three earned runs over seven innings.

In game two, TC3 took the lead in the first with three runs, and then stretched the lead to 12-2 after four innings. In the fifth, Alfred State plated six runs, knocking out two TC3 pitchers. Streb returned to the mound in relief, closing out the inning and working the final three innings to secure the win.

Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) led the attack by going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) also went 3-for-4, scoring two times. Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) had a 2-for-3 day at the plate for the winners. Tyler Cowen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) earned the win on the mound, pitching four innings and allowing just two runs and striking out five.

TC3 closes out the season Thursday, hosting Niagara County Community College for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.


Panthers Drop Two at Home

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Saturday was another rough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader to Finger Lakes Community College, 11-0 and 8-2. TC3 is now 6-22 in the West Division and 6-24 overall.

The day opened with Finger Lakes plating eight runs in the first frame. The Panthers were unable to mount any rally, and when Finger Lakes scored three runs in the sixth, the game was ended by the ten-run rule.

The second game again saw the visitors score first, this time with a single run in the first. TC3 answered with two in the bottom of the inning, but the lead was short-lived as Finger Lakes scored six times in the second. The Lakers scored the game’s final run in the fifth, making it 8-2.

Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) and Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) each had three hits on the day. Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pitched well in defeat in game two, striking out nine, but was betrayed by a defense that allowed seven unearned runs.

TC3 hosts Alfred State College for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.


Panthers Drop Two at Home

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Saturday was another rough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader to Finger Lakes Community College, 11-0 and 8-2. TC3 is now 6-22 in the West Division and 6-24 overall.

The day opened with Finger Lakes plating eight runs in the first frame. The Panthers were unable to mount any rally, and when Finger Lakes scored three runs in the sixth, the game was ended by the ten-run rule.

The second game again saw the visitors score first, this time with a single run in the first. TC3 answered with two in the bottom of the inning, but the lead was short-lived as Finger Lakes scored six times in the second. The Lakers scored the game’s final run in the fifth, making it 8-2.

Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) and Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) each had three hits on the day. Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pitched well in defeat in game two, striking out nine, but was betrayed by a defense that allowed seven unearned runs.

TC3 hosts Alfred State College for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.


TC3 and Broome Goes Extras Again in Baseball Doubleheader

Thursday, May 02, 2013

For the second doubleheader in a row, the Tompkins Cortland Community College and Broome Community College baseball teams opened with an extra-inning game. And for the second straight time, the TC3 Panthers ended up on the wrong end of the final score, losing 3-2. The Panthers also dropped the second game, 5-1, to fall to 6-18 in the West Division and 6-22 overall. Broome is now 9-17 in the West Division and 10-23 overall.

In game one, Broome took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Panthers tied the game with Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) each driving in a run in the fifth. The winning run was scored in the bottom of the eighth, tagging the loss on TC3 pitcher Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg). McFall pitched well in the loss, allowing just one earned run while striking out nine. Streb led the offense by going 3-for-4. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-4 in his return to the lineup.

The nightcap again saw Broome take the lead in the first inning. The Hornets scored single runs in the first and third, two more in the fourth, and another run in the fifth. TC3 finally got on board in the sixth when McFall doubled in Streb for the Panthers lone run. Jones took the loss, going the distance and striking out four.

TC3 returns home Saturday to host Finger Lakes Community College for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.


TC3 and Broome Goes Extras Again in Baseball Doubleheader

Thursday, May 02, 2013

For the second doubleheader in a row, the Tompkins Cortland Community College and Broome Community College baseball teams opened with an extra-inning game. And for the second straight time, the TC3 Panthers ended up on the wrong end of the final score, losing 3-2. The Panthers also dropped the second game, 5-1, to fall to 6-18 in the West Division and 6-22 overall. Broome is now 9-17 in the West Division and 10-23 overall.

In game one, Broome took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Panthers tied the game with Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) each driving in a run in the fifth. The winning run was scored in the bottom of the eighth, tagging the loss on TC3 pitcher Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg). McFall pitched well in the loss, allowing just one earned run while striking out nine. Streb led the offense by going 3-for-4. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-4 in his return to the lineup.

The nightcap again saw Broome take the lead in the first inning. The Hornets scored single runs in the first and third, two more in the fourth, and another run in the fifth. TC3 finally got on board in the sixth when McFall doubled in Streb for the Panthers lone run. Jones took the loss, going the distance and striking out four.

TC3 returns home Saturday to host Finger Lakes Community College for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.


Panthers Snap Skid with DH Split

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team snapped its nine-game losing streak Tuesday, taking game two of a doubleheader with Broome Community College by a final score of 6-3. The win gave the Panthers a split after losing the opener 7-6 in 12 innings. TC3 is now 6-18 in the West Division and 6-20 overall. Broome is 7-17 in the West Division and 8-23 overall.

Both teams brought eight-game losing streaks into game one, so it was no surprise that the game was close the entire way. Scoreless going into the fifth, Broome scored twice in the top of the inning and TC3 scored twice in the bottom, with Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) driving both in with a two-out double. In the sixth, Broome again threatened, but TC3 center fielder Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) kept the game tied by throwing out a Broome runner at home to end the inning. The Hornets did push two across in the seventh to lead 4-2, but TC3 answered in the bottom by scoring two runs on one hit, taking advantage of two Broome errors and two walks.

With both teams into their bullpens, the game remained 4-4 until the 11th. Broome scored on a passed ball in the top of the inning, and TC3 opened the bottom of the inning with a walk and single to put runners on first and second with no outs. After a strikeout, Vereen laced another double to score the tying run, but Broome’s center fielder threw out the would-be winning run at the plate for the second out. A ground out ended the inning, the sixth time the Panthers had ended the inning with a runner in scoring position.

In the 12th, Broome scored twice, but TC3 again answered with Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) scoring on a two-out single by Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem). The rally ended there, sending the Panthers to the 7-6 defeat.

Vereen finished game one 3-for-6 with three RBI. Jones went 3-for-4 and Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) was 2-for-5. Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) started on the mound and went seven innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven. Jesse Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) took the loss in relief despite allowing only one earned run over five innings of work.

The Panthers finally took a lead in game two, scoring twice in the first on a double steal and a double by Jones. Broome scored one in the top of the second, but TC3 scored single runs in the second and third to lead 4-1. A Broome run in the fourth was answered by two from TC3 in the bottom of the frame, giving the home team a 6-2 lead. Broome added a run in the fifth, but it was the end of the scoring as TC3 picked up the win.

Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pitched the complete game for his second win of the year, striking out five and allowing just one earned run. Vereen and Jones again led the offense, with Vereen going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Jones going 2-for-2 with two RBI.

TC3 and Broome square off again Thursday in Binghamton.


Panthers Snap Skid with DH Split

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team snapped its nine-game losing streak Tuesday, taking game two of a doubleheader with Broome Community College by a final score of 6-3. The win gave the Panthers a split after losing the opener 7-6 in 12 innings. TC3 is now 6-18 in the West Division and 6-20 overall. Broome is 7-17 in the West Division and 8-23 overall.

Both teams brought eight-game losing streaks into game one, so it was no surprise that the game was close the entire way. Scoreless going into the fifth, Broome scored twice in the top of the inning and TC3 scored twice in the bottom, with Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) driving both in with a two-out double. In the sixth, Broome again threatened, but TC3 center fielder Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) kept the game tied by throwing out a Broome runner at home to end the inning. The Hornets did push two across in the seventh to lead 4-2, but TC3 answered in the bottom by scoring two runs on one hit, taking advantage of two Broome errors and two walks.

With both teams into their bullpens, the game remained 4-4 until the 11th. Broome scored on a passed ball in the top of the inning, and TC3 opened the bottom of the inning with a walk and single to put runners on first and second with no outs. After a strikeout, Vereen laced another double to score the tying run, but Broome’s center fielder threw out the would-be winning run at the plate for the second out. A ground out ended the inning, the sixth time the Panthers had ended the inning with a runner in scoring position.

In the 12th, Broome scored twice, but TC3 again answered with Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) scoring on a two-out single by Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem). The rally ended there, sending the Panthers to the 7-6 defeat.

Vereen finished game one 3-for-6 with three RBI. Jones went 3-for-4 and Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) was 2-for-5. Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) started on the mound and went seven innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven. Jesse Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) took the loss in relief despite allowing only one earned run over five innings of work.

The Panthers finally took a lead in game two, scoring twice in the first on a double steal and a double by Jones. Broome scored one in the top of the second, but TC3 scored single runs in the second and third to lead 4-1. A Broome run in the fourth was answered by two from TC3 in the bottom of the frame, giving the home team a 6-2 lead. Broome added a run in the fifth, but it was the end of the scoring as TC3 picked up the win.

Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pitched the complete game for his second win of the year, striking out five and allowing just one earned run. Vereen and Jones again led the offense, with Vereen going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Jones going 2-for-2 with two RBI.

TC3 and Broome square off again Thursday in Binghamton.


Panthers Drop Two at Onondaga

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday was another tough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers lost two games at Onondaga Community College, 10-0 and 12-8. TC3 is now 5-17 in the West Division and 5-19 overall. Onondaga improves to 13-6 in the West Division and 22-13 overall.

Game one saw TC3 record four hits, two coming off the bat of Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk). The second game was much better at the plate for the visitors. TC3 pounded out 12 hits, with Pfund again leading the way. The freshman went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the year. Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) also went 3-for-4, driving in two runs, but it wasn’t enough to make up for serious control problems on the mound for the Panthers. TC3 tried four pitchers, with the quartet combining to issue 10 walks and hitting four batters. The free passes were too much for the Panthers to overcome as TC3 lost despite out-hitting Onondaga 12 to 7.

TC3 is home against Broome Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Drop Two at Onondaga

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday was another tough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers lost two games at Onondaga Community College, 10-0 and 12-8. TC3 is now 5-17 in the West Division and 5-19 overall. Onondaga improves to 13-6 in the West Division and 22-13 overall.

Game one saw TC3 record four hits, two coming off the bat of Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk). The second game was much better at the plate for the visitors. TC3 pounded out 12 hits, with Pfund again leading the way. The freshman went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the year. Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) also went 3-for-4, driving in two runs, but it wasn’t enough to make up for serious control problems on the mound for the Panthers. TC3 tried four pitchers, with the quartet combining to issue 10 walks and hitting four batters. The free passes were too much for the Panthers to overcome as TC3 lost despite out-hitting Onondaga 12 to 7.

TC3 is home against Broome Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Drop Two at Home

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a pair of home game Saturday, losing to Onondaga Community College 8-0 and 9-1. The defeats leave TC3 with a record of 5-15 in the West Division and 5-17 overall. Onondaga moves to 11-6 in the West Division and 20-13 overall.

The Panthers trailed early in game one, with Onondaga scoring in each of the first four innings to lead 7-0. The Lazers tacked on another run in the seventh to make the final 8-0.

Game two was scoreless into the third when Onondaga plated three runs. Both teams scored a run in the fifth, but the visitors scored five times in the sixth blow the game open.

TC3 managed just ten hits in the doubleheader, with Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene), and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) each recording three of them. Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) was the only other Panther to register a hit on the day.

TC3 travels to Onondaga Community College Sunday.


Panthers Drop Two at Home

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a pair of home game Saturday, losing to Onondaga Community College 8-0 and 9-1. The defeats leave TC3 with a record of 5-15 in the West Division and 5-17 overall. Onondaga moves to 11-6 in the West Division and 20-13 overall.

The Panthers trailed early in game one, with Onondaga scoring in each of the first four innings to lead 7-0. The Lazers tacked on another run in the seventh to make the final 8-0.

Game two was scoreless into the third when Onondaga plated three runs. Both teams scored a run in the fifth, but the visitors scored five times in the sixth blow the game open.

TC3 managed just ten hits in the doubleheader, with Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene), and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) each recording three of them. Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) was the only other Panther to register a hit on the day.

TC3 travels to Onondaga Community College Sunday.


Cold Bats Cost Panthers

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cold bats cost the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Thursday as the Panthers were swept in a doubleheader by Jamestown Community College, losing by scores of 3-0 and 12-1. TC3 falls to 5-13 in the West Division and 5-15 overall. Jamestown improves to 14-10 in the West Division and 15-20 overall.

The offense struggled all afternoon. In game one, things looked promising at the start, with Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) reaching on a single and Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) following with a walk. The inning turned with the next batter when Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) lined into a double play, leaving a runner on first with two outs. A strike out ended the inning, and TC3’s best chance to score over the first four innings.

In the fifth, a walk to Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) started the innings. Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) reached on a fielder’s choice and Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) singled to put runners on first and second. A double steal put runners on second and third, but a strike out and fly out ended the rally and TC3’s last real threat.

While TC3 was coming up short on the offensive side, Mattoon was keeping it close on the mound. Jamestown managed single runs in the first, fourth, and fifth, but Mattoon kept the damage to a minimum and kept the Panthers within striking distance until the end.

Game two saw Jamestown jump to an early lead and add to it each inning, finally ending the game after five innings. At the plate, TC3 managed just one hit, a single by Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) in the second inning. Balbuena eventually came around to score the only run of the game for the home team.

TC3 looks to get back on track Saturday against Onondaga Community College. The home doubleheader is set to start at 1 p.m.


Cold Bats Cost Panthers

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cold bats cost the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Thursday as the Panthers were swept in a doubleheader by Jamestown Community College, losing by scores of 3-0 and 12-1. TC3 falls to 5-13 in the West Division and 5-15 overall. Jamestown improves to 14-10 in the West Division and 15-20 overall.

The offense struggled all afternoon. In game one, things looked promising at the start, with Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) reaching on a single and Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) following with a walk. The inning turned with the next batter when Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) lined into a double play, leaving a runner on first with two outs. A strike out ended the inning, and TC3’s best chance to score over the first four innings.

In the fifth, a walk to Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) started the innings. Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) reached on a fielder’s choice and Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) singled to put runners on first and second. A double steal put runners on second and third, but a strike out and fly out ended the rally and TC3’s last real threat.

While TC3 was coming up short on the offensive side, Mattoon was keeping it close on the mound. Jamestown managed single runs in the first, fourth, and fifth, but Mattoon kept the damage to a minimum and kept the Panthers within striking distance until the end.

Game two saw Jamestown jump to an early lead and add to it each inning, finally ending the game after five innings. At the plate, TC3 managed just one hit, a single by Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) in the second inning. Balbuena eventually came around to score the only run of the game for the home team.

TC3 looks to get back on track Saturday against Onondaga Community College. The home doubleheader is set to start at 1 p.m.


Panthers Sloppy in Losses

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Poor defense and wild pitching cost the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Tuesday as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader at Jamestown Community College, losing by scores of 9-5 and 15-4. TC3 is now 5-11 in the West Division and 5-13 overall. Jamestown is 12-10 in the West Division and 13-20 overall.

The defense cost the Panthers in game one. TC3 scored four runs in the third to take a 4-2 lead, but Jamestown scored six times in the fourth to regain the lead. By the time the game ended, TC3 had committed four errors and allowed eight unearned runs. Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) took the loss on the mound, despite allowing just one earned run over four innings. Alex Howland (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) and Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) each went 2-for-3. Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) drove in three runs and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) picked up two RBI.

In game two, the defensive problems started on the mound. In four innings of work, TC3 pitchers allowed 15 runs on just eight hits, thanks largely to ten walks. Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) provided a bright spot on offense, going 2-for-3 with a triple. Pfund picked up two more RBI while going 1-for-3.

TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Thursday at 2 p.m.


Panthers Sloppy in Losses

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Poor defense and wild pitching cost the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Tuesday as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader at Jamestown Community College, losing by scores of 9-5 and 15-4. TC3 is now 5-11 in the West Division and 5-13 overall. Jamestown is 12-10 in the West Division and 13-20 overall.

The defense cost the Panthers in game one. TC3 scored four runs in the third to take a 4-2 lead, but Jamestown scored six times in the fourth to regain the lead. By the time the game ended, TC3 had committed four errors and allowed eight unearned runs. Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) took the loss on the mound, despite allowing just one earned run over four innings. Alex Howland (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) and Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) each went 2-for-3. Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) drove in three runs and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) picked up two RBI.

In game two, the defensive problems started on the mound. In four innings of work, TC3 pitchers allowed 15 runs on just eight hits, thanks largely to ten walks. Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) provided a bright spot on offense, going 2-for-3 with a triple. Pfund picked up two more RBI while going 1-for-3.

TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Thursday at 2 p.m.


Panthers Take One of Two at Niagara

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a big road doubleheader split Sunday at Niagara County Community College, losing the opener 4-1 and taking game two 8-7. TC3 is now 5-11 overall and 5-9 in the West Division. Niagara is 17-13 overall and 8-4 in the West Division.

The day opened slowly for the Panthers, with Niagara scoring in three of the first four innings to lead 4-0. Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) got the Panthers on board in the sixth, scoring on a RBI by Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden). Jesse Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) pitched well in defeat, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings.

Game two saw TC3 score four in the third to take a 4-0 lead. The Panthers would hold the lead the rest of the game, although Niagara made it interesting at the end. TC3 was up 6-1 after four innings, but Niagara scored three in the fifth to make it 6-4. TC3 scored single runs in the sixth and seventh to lead 8-4 going in the last half inning. The home team managed three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t score the equalizer as the Panthers secured the 8-7 win.

Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) earned his third win of the season, tossing five innings and allowing four runs. Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pitched the final two innings for the save, allowing three unearned runs in the last inning. Jones led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Streb and Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) each also went 2-for-4 with each driving in two runs. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) and Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) also had two hits as part of TC3’s 12-hit attack.

TC3 plays at Jamestown Community College Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Panthers Take One of Two at Niagara

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a big road doubleheader split Sunday at Niagara County Community College, losing the opener 4-1 and taking game two 8-7. TC3 is now 5-11 overall and 5-9 in the West Division. Niagara is 17-13 overall and 8-4 in the West Division.

The day opened slowly for the Panthers, with Niagara scoring in three of the first four innings to lead 4-0. Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) got the Panthers on board in the sixth, scoring on a RBI by Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden). Jesse Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) pitched well in defeat, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings.

Game two saw TC3 score four in the third to take a 4-0 lead. The Panthers would hold the lead the rest of the game, although Niagara made it interesting at the end. TC3 was up 6-1 after four innings, but Niagara scored three in the fifth to make it 6-4. TC3 scored single runs in the sixth and seventh to lead 8-4 going in the last half inning. The home team managed three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t score the equalizer as the Panthers secured the 8-7 win.

Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) earned his third win of the season, tossing five innings and allowing four runs. Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) pitched the final two innings for the save, allowing three unearned runs in the last inning. Jones led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Streb and Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) each also went 2-for-4 with each driving in two runs. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) and Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) also had two hits as part of TC3’s 12-hit attack.

TC3 plays at Jamestown Community College Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Panthers Take One of Two at Corning

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a road doubleheader split at Corning Community College Thursday. After dropping game one 5-4, the Panthers bounced back for a 9-0 win in the nightcap. TC3 is now 4-10 overall and 4-8 in the West Division. Corning is 1-11 overall and 1-9 in the West Division.

TC3 opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first of game one, but Corning responded and led 3-1 after two innings. The Panthers cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the fifth, but two more Corning runs in the bottom of the fifth made it 5-2. Single runs in the sixth and seventh brought the Panthers to within a single run, but TC3 couldn’t plate the tying run.

Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the seven-hit attack. Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) took the loss on the hill, allowing four earned runs while striking out two over six innings.

In game two, the Panthers took advantage of 10 walks to win comfortably. Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) led the way from the top of the lineup, going 3-for-4, and Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) reached base safely in every plate appearance, tying a TC3 record by drawing four walks. Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) tossed the shutout, allowing six hits while striking out six.

TC3 is home Saturday against Niagara County Community College at 1 p.m.


Panthers Take One of Two at Corning

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a road doubleheader split at Corning Community College Thursday. After dropping game one 5-4, the Panthers bounced back for a 9-0 win in the nightcap. TC3 is now 4-10 overall and 4-8 in the West Division. Corning is 1-11 overall and 1-9 in the West Division.

TC3 opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first of game one, but Corning responded and led 3-1 after two innings. The Panthers cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the fifth, but two more Corning runs in the bottom of the fifth made it 5-2. Single runs in the sixth and seventh brought the Panthers to within a single run, but TC3 couldn’t plate the tying run.

Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the seven-hit attack. Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) took the loss on the hill, allowing four earned runs while striking out two over six innings.

In game two, the Panthers took advantage of 10 walks to win comfortably. Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) led the way from the top of the lineup, going 3-for-4, and Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) reached base safely in every plate appearance, tying a TC3 record by drawing four walks. Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) tossed the shutout, allowing six hits while striking out six.

TC3 is home Saturday against Niagara County Community College at 1 p.m.


Panthers Sweep Doubleheader in Walk-Off Fashion

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team a walk-off win and a doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Wednesday. The Panthers won game one 13-3 before taking game two 4-3. TC3 is now 3-9 overall and 3-7 in the West Division while Corning falls to 0-10 overall and 0-8 in the West Division.

Game one had a sloppy start. A pair of outfield errors led to three Corning runs in the top of the first, but TC3 came back in the bottom of the inning to score two runs on two walks and one hit from Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene). The second inning saw TC3 again score a pair of runs on just one hit, this time using a walk and two errors before Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) drove in one with a double. A scoreless third was followed by a seven-run fourth, highlighted by Pfund and Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) each delivering two-run singles to make it 11-3 after four. The game ended in the fifth after Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) and Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) hit back-to-back doubles, and then a pair of wild pitches brought Vereen around to score the 13th run.

Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) overcame the three unearned runs in the first to post the five-inning win. He struck out six while allowing six hits and three walks while improving his record to 2-1 on the season. Jones and Pfund each went 2-for-3 with three RBI while Pollock also finished 2-for-3. Vereen had a perfect game at the top of the order going 1-for-1 with three walks and four runs scored.

As sloppy as game one was, game two featured some sharp defense early. Both teams worked out of trouble in the early innings. After TC3 turned a double play to end the top of the first, the Panthers loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, only to have Corning return the favor and turn two to keep it 0-0. The Red Barons used another double play in the second to keep it scoreless heading into the third, when the visitors broke through. After Streb opened the frame with a strike out, Corning managed to string together four hits over the next five batters to plate three runs. The Panthers couldn’t answer until the fourth, with Jones lifting a one-out double and then scoring on a wild pitch and error to make it 3-1. Another run came around in the fifth, with Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) leading off with a single, moving to third on a double by Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) and scoring on wild pitch. After a scoreless sixth, the stage was set for the final inning dramatics.

Trailing 3-2, Vanlew led off the inning with a single. Pollock laid down a sacrifice bunt, but a Corning error brought Vanlew in to score and left Pollock safe on second. A sacrifice bunt by Vereen moved Pollock to third, and Pfund delivered with a single to score the winner.

Streb pitched out of trouble all game for his first win of the season. He allowed just two earned runs while striking out eight and walking five. Pfund and Vanlew each went 2-for-3 at the plate to pace the nine-hit attack.

TC3 and Corning are scheduled to face off again Thursday at Corning.


Panthers Sweep Doubleheader in Walk-Off Fashion

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team a walk-off win and a doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Wednesday. The Panthers won game one 13-3 before taking game two 4-3. TC3 is now 3-9 overall and 3-7 in the West Division while Corning falls to 0-10 overall and 0-8 in the West Division.

Game one had a sloppy start. A pair of outfield errors led to three Corning runs in the top of the first, but TC3 came back in the bottom of the inning to score two runs on two walks and one hit from Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene). The second inning saw TC3 again score a pair of runs on just one hit, this time using a walk and two errors before Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) drove in one with a double. A scoreless third was followed by a seven-run fourth, highlighted by Pfund and Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) each delivering two-run singles to make it 11-3 after four. The game ended in the fifth after Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) and Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) hit back-to-back doubles, and then a pair of wild pitches brought Vereen around to score the 13th run.

Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) overcame the three unearned runs in the first to post the five-inning win. He struck out six while allowing six hits and three walks while improving his record to 2-1 on the season. Jones and Pfund each went 2-for-3 with three RBI while Pollock also finished 2-for-3. Vereen had a perfect game at the top of the order going 1-for-1 with three walks and four runs scored.

As sloppy as game one was, game two featured some sharp defense early. Both teams worked out of trouble in the early innings. After TC3 turned a double play to end the top of the first, the Panthers loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, only to have Corning return the favor and turn two to keep it 0-0. The Red Barons used another double play in the second to keep it scoreless heading into the third, when the visitors broke through. After Streb opened the frame with a strike out, Corning managed to string together four hits over the next five batters to plate three runs. The Panthers couldn’t answer until the fourth, with Jones lifting a one-out double and then scoring on a wild pitch and error to make it 3-1. Another run came around in the fifth, with Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) leading off with a single, moving to third on a double by Quincey Vanlew (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) and scoring on wild pitch. After a scoreless sixth, the stage was set for the final inning dramatics.

Trailing 3-2, Vanlew led off the inning with a single. Pollock laid down a sacrifice bunt, but a Corning error brought Vanlew in to score and left Pollock safe on second. A sacrifice bunt by Vereen moved Pollock to third, and Pfund delivered with a single to score the winner.

Streb pitched out of trouble all game for his first win of the season. He allowed just two earned runs while striking out eight and walking five. Pfund and Vanlew each went 2-for-3 at the plate to pace the nine-hit attack.

TC3 and Corning are scheduled to face off again Thursday at Corning.


TC3 Baseball Drops Twinbill to Nationally-Ranked D-II Team

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Playing host to the 14th-ranked Division II team in the nation Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team came up on the short end of a doubleheader sweep, losing by scores of 15-2 and 5-1. TC3 is now 1-9 overall while Monroe improves to 23-9.

The day opened poorly for the Panthers, with Monroe scoring 10 runs in the first inning of game one. A two-run double by Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) in the third made it 10-2, but Monroe plated three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to make the final 15-2.

Game two was a different game from the opening inning. Monroe put a single run on the board in the top of the inning, but Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) led off the bottom of the frame with a triple and came in to score on a groundout by Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk). Monroe scored an unearned run in the third, but TC3 pitcher Tyler Cowan (Dryden H.S./Dryden) kept the Panthers within one with a strong effort. Over the first six innings, he limited Monroe to just four hits while striking out seven. He started the seventh out with two strikeouts to give him nine for the game, but couldn’t get the last out. After a single and a walk, he gave way to relief pitcher Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene). Jones struggled with his control, walking three, and the defense struggled behind him, allowing Monroe to push the lead to 5-1 before the final out was recorded. The Panthers put a runner on base with a single by Jones in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t do anything to change the final score.

Cowan pitched a great game in defeat, striking out nine over six and two third innings. He walked two, allowed five hits, and four runs to one of the best offensive teams in the country. Jones led the offense by going 2-for-3 with a double.

TC3 returns to Division III play Tuesday, hosting Corning Community College at 2 p.m.


TC3 Baseball Drops Twinbill to Nationally-Ranked D-II Team

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Playing host to the 14th-ranked Division II team in the nation Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team came up on the short end of a doubleheader sweep, losing by scores of 15-2 and 5-1. TC3 is now 1-9 overall while Monroe improves to 23-9.

The day opened poorly for the Panthers, with Monroe scoring 10 runs in the first inning of game one. A two-run double by Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) in the third made it 10-2, but Monroe plated three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to make the final 15-2.

Game two was a different game from the opening inning. Monroe put a single run on the board in the top of the inning, but Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) led off the bottom of the frame with a triple and came in to score on a groundout by Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk). Monroe scored an unearned run in the third, but TC3 pitcher Tyler Cowan (Dryden H.S./Dryden) kept the Panthers within one with a strong effort. Over the first six innings, he limited Monroe to just four hits while striking out seven. He started the seventh out with two strikeouts to give him nine for the game, but couldn’t get the last out. After a single and a walk, he gave way to relief pitcher Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene). Jones struggled with his control, walking three, and the defense struggled behind him, allowing Monroe to push the lead to 5-1 before the final out was recorded. The Panthers put a runner on base with a single by Jones in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t do anything to change the final score.

Cowan pitched a great game in defeat, striking out nine over six and two third innings. He walked two, allowed five hits, and four runs to one of the best offensive teams in the country. Jones led the offense by going 2-for-3 with a double.

TC3 returns to Division III play Tuesday, hosting Corning Community College at 2 p.m.


Canceled

Saturday, April 13, 2013

This contest was canceled.


Postponed

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The field was unplayable, so this contest was postponed and rescheduled for May 5.


Panthers Work Extra Innings for First Win

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

It took extra innings, but the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, topping Alfred State College 7-5 in eight innings in game one of a doubleheader at Alfred. The second game also went into extra frames, this time with the home team pulling out the win, 4-3 in nine innings. TC3 is now 1-7 overall and in the West Division. Alfred State is 6-19 overall and 4-4 the West Division.

TC3 opened the scoring in game one, with Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) doubling and then scoring on a single by Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing). Alfred State answered with five runs in the second, but TC3 scored twice in the third and twice more in the fifth, tying the game at 5-5. The score held until the eighth when Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) singled, Vereen hit another double, and both came in to score on an Alfred State error. Winning pitcher Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) finished the complete game by setting the Pioneers down without scoring in the eighth.

Mattoon scattered nine hits over eight innings, striking out two and allowing three earned runs. Streb led the offense with a 3-for-5 game. Vereen, Mattoon, and Chestnut each had a pair of hits as the Panthers pounded out a season-high 12 hits.

The nightcap again saw TC3 score first, Alfred State take the lead, and the Panthers come back to tie it late. The Panthers scored a single run in the third, thanks to a two walks and a pair of errors, but Alfred State scored three in the bottom of the inning. The score remained 3-1 until the sixth when Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) drove in Streb and Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) to even the score at 3-3. Neither team could break the deadlock until the ninth, when Alfred State managed a run on a two-out RBI single after the leadoff hitter reached on a catcher’s interference.

Streb was the hard-luck loser, striking out eight over 8.2 innings of work. Vereen led the TC3 attack with a 2-for-4 performance.

The two teams will face off again Thursday at TC3.


Panthers Work Extra Innings for First Win

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

It took extra innings, but the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, topping Alfred State College 7-5 in eight innings in game one of a doubleheader at Alfred. The second game also went into extra frames, this time with the home team pulling out the win, 4-3 in nine innings. TC3 is now 1-7 overall and in the West Division. Alfred State is 6-19 overall and 4-4 the West Division.

TC3 opened the scoring in game one, with Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) doubling and then scoring on a single by Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing). Alfred State answered with five runs in the second, but TC3 scored twice in the third and twice more in the fifth, tying the game at 5-5. The score held until the eighth when Marcus Chestnut (Camden H.S./Camden) singled, Vereen hit another double, and both came in to score on an Alfred State error. Winning pitcher Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) finished the complete game by setting the Pioneers down without scoring in the eighth.

Mattoon scattered nine hits over eight innings, striking out two and allowing three earned runs. Streb led the offense with a 3-for-5 game. Vereen, Mattoon, and Chestnut each had a pair of hits as the Panthers pounded out a season-high 12 hits.

The nightcap again saw TC3 score first, Alfred State take the lead, and the Panthers come back to tie it late. The Panthers scored a single run in the third, thanks to a two walks and a pair of errors, but Alfred State scored three in the bottom of the inning. The score remained 3-1 until the sixth when Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) drove in Streb and Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) to even the score at 3-3. Neither team could break the deadlock until the ninth, when Alfred State managed a run on a two-out RBI single after the leadoff hitter reached on a catcher’s interference.

Streb was the hard-luck loser, striking out eight over 8.2 innings of work. Vereen led the TC3 attack with a 2-for-4 performance.

The two teams will face off again Thursday at TC3.


Panthers Swept at Erie

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader at Erie Community College Sunday, losing by scores of 16-0 and 13-5. The losses drop TC3 to 0-6 on the season, both overall and in the West Division. Erie improves to 15-10 overall and 6-0 in division.

After struggling with the bats at home Saturday, the Panthers stayed cold at the plate in game one Sunday. TC3 could manage just three hits in the opener, and when Erie exploded for 12 runs in the fourth inning, the game was stopped after the fifth inning with the score 16-0.

The nightcap opened with the Panthers plating four runs in the first inning, equaling the total runs the team had scored in the first five games of the year combined. Erie responded with three in the bottom of the inning, but TC3 held the 4-3 lead into the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth, Erie plated two runs to lead 5-4, but TC3 answered with a run in the top of the fifth to tie the score at 5-5. Erie broke the tie in the home half, scoring five runs to lead 10-5. Three more runs in the bottom of the sixth, and a scoreless seventh made the final 13-5.

Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) went 3-for-6 on the day with a double and an RBI. Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) picked up a pair of RBI with a triple in three at bats.

TC3 plays at Alfred State College Tuesday.


Panthers Swept at Erie

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader at Erie Community College Sunday, losing by scores of 16-0 and 13-5. The losses drop TC3 to 0-6 on the season, both overall and in the West Division. Erie improves to 15-10 overall and 6-0 in division.

After struggling with the bats at home Saturday, the Panthers stayed cold at the plate in game one Sunday. TC3 could manage just three hits in the opener, and when Erie exploded for 12 runs in the fourth inning, the game was stopped after the fifth inning with the score 16-0.

The nightcap opened with the Panthers plating four runs in the first inning, equaling the total runs the team had scored in the first five games of the year combined. Erie responded with three in the bottom of the inning, but TC3 held the 4-3 lead into the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth, Erie plated two runs to lead 5-4, but TC3 answered with a run in the top of the fifth to tie the score at 5-5. Erie broke the tie in the home half, scoring five runs to lead 10-5. Three more runs in the bottom of the sixth, and a scoreless seventh made the final 13-5.

Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) went 3-for-6 on the day with a double and an RBI. Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Juan Balbuena (George Washington H.S./Harlem) picked up a pair of RBI with a triple in three at bats.

TC3 plays at Alfred State College Tuesday.


Panthers Swept at Home

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team played its home opener Saturday, welcoming Erie Community College on a beautiful spring afternoon. Unfortunately for the home team, the weather was the only thing beautiful as the Panthers lost by scores of 11-1 and 16-2. TC3 is now 0-4 overall and in the West Division while Erie is 13-10 overall and 4-0 in division.

In both games, all of TC3’s offense came in the first inning. In game one, Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) drove in Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) with a sacrifice fly. That run made it 2-1, but Erie added three in the second, a single run in the fourth, three more in the fifth, and a pair in the sixth. When TC3 couldn’t answer, the game ended after the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule.

The second game saw TC3 take a lead after the first inning and hold it until the fourth. After Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) set Erie down in order in the top of the first, TC3 combined two walks, two double steals, and an RBI single from Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) to take a 2-0 lead. Erie cut the lead in half with a run in the third and then moved ahead with five-run fourth and another run in the fifth. Despite putting runners on base in each inning, TC3 couldn’t plate another run and trailed 7-2 after five. Vereen came in relief of Jones on the mound and held Erie off the board in the sixth, but everything fell apart in the sixth as Erie scored nine runs to put the game out of reach.

TC3 hopes for a better outcome Sunday, as the two teams square off at Erie.


Panthers Swept at Home

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team played its home opener Saturday, welcoming Erie Community College on a beautiful spring afternoon. Unfortunately for the home team, the weather was the only thing beautiful as the Panthers lost by scores of 11-1 and 16-2. TC3 is now 0-4 overall and in the West Division while Erie is 13-10 overall and 4-0 in division.

In both games, all of TC3’s offense came in the first inning. In game one, Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) drove in Akeem Vereen (John F. Kennedy H.S./Bronx) with a sacrifice fly. That run made it 2-1, but Erie added three in the second, a single run in the fourth, three more in the fifth, and a pair in the sixth. When TC3 couldn’t answer, the game ended after the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule.

The second game saw TC3 take a lead after the first inning and hold it until the fourth. After Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) set Erie down in order in the top of the first, TC3 combined two walks, two double steals, and an RBI single from Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) to take a 2-0 lead. Erie cut the lead in half with a run in the third and then moved ahead with five-run fourth and another run in the fifth. Despite putting runners on base in each inning, TC3 couldn’t plate another run and trailed 7-2 after five. Vereen came in relief of Jones on the mound and held Erie off the board in the sixth, but everything fell apart in the sixth as Erie scored nine runs to put the game out of reach.

TC3 hopes for a better outcome Sunday, as the two teams square off at Erie.


Panthers Open Season on Road

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The season finally got underway for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers travelled to Finger Lakes Community College Thursday for a doubleheader originally scheduled to be played at TC3 but moved due to unplayable field conditions at TC3. Playing against a Finger Lakes team with 16 games under its belt, the Panthers dropped both games by scores of 5-0 and 2-1.

In game one, the Panthers struggled at the plate, recording just three hits. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) had the lone extra base hit with a double while pitcher Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) was victimized by five errors in the field behind him, allowing no earned runs among the five Lakers to cross the plate.

The nightcap saw Finger Lakes take the lead in the fourth before TC3 scored its first run of the season. With Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) on base, Mattoon delivered a pinch-hit RBI single to tie the score. TC3 pitcher Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) worked in and out of trouble the whole game, but kept the score tied at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Finger Lakes pulled out the walk-off win with an unearned run, giving Streb the loss despite allowing no earned runs.

Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) was the lone Panther with multiple hits on the day, going 1-for-3 in each game.

TC3 hopes to get on its home field for the first time Saturday against Erie Community College. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.


Panthers Open Season on Road

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The season finally got underway for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers travelled to Finger Lakes Community College Thursday for a doubleheader originally scheduled to be played at TC3 but moved due to unplayable field conditions at TC3. Playing against a Finger Lakes team with 16 games under its belt, the Panthers dropped both games by scores of 5-0 and 2-1.

In game one, the Panthers struggled at the plate, recording just three hits. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) had the lone extra base hit with a double while pitcher Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) was victimized by five errors in the field behind him, allowing no earned runs among the five Lakers to cross the plate.

The nightcap saw Finger Lakes take the lead in the fourth before TC3 scored its first run of the season. With Matt Jones (Greene H.S./Greene) on base, Mattoon delivered a pinch-hit RBI single to tie the score. TC3 pitcher Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) worked in and out of trouble the whole game, but kept the score tied at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Finger Lakes pulled out the walk-off win with an unearned run, giving Streb the loss despite allowing no earned runs.

Letty McFall (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) was the lone Panther with multiple hits on the day, going 1-for-3 in each game.

TC3 hopes to get on its home field for the first time Saturday against Erie Community College. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.


Postponed

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This game was not played due to field and weather conditions. It was rescheduled for May 4.


Canceled

Saturday, March 30, 2013

This game was canceled due to field and weather conditions. No makeup date was scheduled.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Canceled

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This game was canceled due to field and weather conditions.


Canceled

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This game was canceled due to field and weather conditions.


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2013 Men's Baseball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sat 03/16
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Randolph, N.J.
Sun 03/17
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Randolph, N.J.
Tue 03/26
Ithaca College JV
Ithaca
Sat 03/30
Jefferson CC
Home
Tue 04/02
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 04/04
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Thu 04/04
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Sat 04/06
1 p.m.
Erie CC
Home
Sat 04/06
3 p.m.
Erie CC
Home
Sun 04/07
1 p.m.
Erie CC
Buffalo
Sun 04/07
2 p.m.
Erie CC
Buffalo
Tue 04/09
2 p.m.
Alfred State College
Alfred
Tue 04/09
2 p.m.
Alfred State College
Alfred
Thu 04/11
Alfred State College
Home
Sat 04/13
12 p.m.
Ithaca College JV
Home
Sun 04/14
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Home
Sun 04/14
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Home
Wed 04/17
1 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Wed 04/17
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Thu 04/18
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Thu 04/18
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Sun 04/21
1 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sanborn
Sun 04/21
1 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sanborn
Tue 04/23
3 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Tue 04/23
3 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Thu 04/25
2 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Home
Thu 04/25
2 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Home
Sat 04/27
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sat 04/27
2 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sun 04/28
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sun 04/28
2 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Tue 04/30
2 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Tue 04/30
2 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Thu 05/02
2 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Thu 05/02
2 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Sat 05/04
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sat 05/04
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sun 05/05
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Sun 05/05
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Thu 05/09
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Thu 05/09
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