Panthers Baseball Head Coach Ryan Stevens has announced the final members of his recruiting class. Combined with previously announced recruits, the Panthers will be bringing in a talented group to build on the progress the program has made over the last two seasons.
Sage Pesesky is a shortstop out of Thomas Edison High in Elmira. "Sage is a well rounded and very polished shortstop who had a very accomplished and impressive high school career," said Stevens. "He will be looked to come in and immediately compete for the starting job."
Garret Hunter is a catcher from Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Va. "Garret is a strong-armed catcher with a lot of offensive weapons to go with the mix. I expect he will come in and be a cornerstone for the Panthers behind the dish," said Stevens.
Charlie Hammel comes from Rush-Henrietta High School near Rochester. "Charlie is a utility player that can play an effective outfield and infield. He will also be counted on to produce on the mound," said Stevens. "Charlie comes from good baseball bloodlines and has been a part of the Grow 2 Pro Club team out of Rochester. With his strong arm and athleticism, you will see him make a big impact for us."
Zavier Andraianarivo comes from Millennium High School in New York City. "Zavier is a crafty pitcher that will come in and provide depth on the mound," said Stevens. "We expect he will really strengthen the staff."
Derek Beeching is out of Brookfield High. "Derek is an all-state pitcher/first baseman we are very excited to have join our program," said Stevens. "We will look for him to contribute on the mound and with the bat."
The Panthers continued to upgrade the pitching staff with the signing of Cornwall High's Ryan Farley to an NJCAA Letter of Intent. The 6-4 hurler is expected to step in and contribute immediately for the Panthers.
"Ryan has pitched for the powerhouse Brooklyn Bombers Baseball Club for the past few years with great success," said Panthers Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He has a great arm and has rapidly developed into a prospect. Look for Ryan to come in and be a big part of our pitching staff over the next two years."
Two Auburn High standouts will join the Panthers for the 2016-17 season. T.J. Baranick and Chris Miccuci have signed NJCAA Letters of Intent to play for the Panthers and coach Ryan Stevens.
"T.J. is a power-hitting infielder as well as a power arm who hails from Auburn High and plays for Baseball U of Syracuse," said Stevens. "We're counting on his bat to provide production in the lineup as well as his arm giving us quality innings on the mound. Look for T.J. to have an impressive career over the next two years in Dryden."
"Chris is a speedy outfielder with a high motor," said Stevens of Maccuci, who also played for Baseball U of Syracuse. Stevens expects Maccuci to fill the centerfield position that was manned by Ty Christian the past two years. "The impact Chris will have in our outfield will be immediate the moment he steps on campus. We are excited to have him come join the Panther family."
The Panthers added a power arm to the pitching staff with the signing of Brookfield High's Justin Barber.
The Section III all-star gives Panthers Head Coach Ryan Stevens options. "Justin is an athlete who can play any position on the field but will mostly be counted on to be a large impact on the mound with his strong arm and work ethic," said Stevens. "He is a high character and well-rounded young man who expect big things from over the next two years for the Panthers."
The 2017 Panthers baseball program will include Christian Castro of North Arlington, N.J. The power-hitting infielder from Northern New Jersey signed his NJCAA Letter of Intent to play for Tompkins Cortland in the 2016-17 academic year.
Christian was an all-league and all-county performer in high school. "After Christian put up impressive power numbers for his North Arlington high school, we look to have him come in and be a force in the middle of our lineup," said Panther Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "We're excited to have him aboard."
May 25, 2016
Three Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. Sophomores Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) were joined by freshman Matt Van Allen (West Genesee H.S./Camillus) on the All-MSAC team, giving the Panthers three of the 15 players honored. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams. The Panthers finished with a record of 12-6 in the MSAC, finishing second in the conference standings.
Ferrezza played in 42 games, all at shortstop. He finished the year with 51 hits, the fourth most in season in Panthers history, and his career total of 91 hits established a new Tompkins Cortland record. His batting average of .383 was second on the team and ranks as the sixth-best in program history, and his career average of .364 is the fifth-best ever for a Panther.
Scarselletta led the team in hitting with a .396 batting average, the fifth-best in program history. He played in 39 games and had two of the longest hit-streaks in program history; a nine-game streak in the middle of the season and a 10-game streak to end the year. The ten-game streak ranks as the seventh-longest in program history. He also was second on the team with two home runs.
Van Allen tied the program record with four hits in one game, led the team with 29 RBI, finished second on the team with 44 hits, and second with nine doubles. His .373 batting average was third-best on the team and his .517 slugging percentage was tops. As the team’s first baseman, he set a program record with 259 putouts in 39 games.
It’s the tenth straight year Tompkins Cortland has placed a player on the all-conference team, and the seventh time the Panthers have had at least three representatives.
|1||Davyon Dozier||2B||Fr.||5-9||171||Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.|
|4||Malik Fogg||3B/SS||Fr.||6-1||189||Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon|
|7||Wilson Montalvo||2B/3B/SS||Fr.||5-10||162||Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx|
|9||Shaquan Love||OF||Fr.||5-9||163||Murry Bergtraum/Bronx|
|12||Jeremy Fredenburg||P/OF||Fr.||5-6||144||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|13||Vic Jacobsen||C||Fr.||5-9||179||East Anchorage/Anchorage, Alaska|
|14||Brian Pfund||OF||So.||6-1||188||East Hampton/Montauk|
|16||Steven Tatich||OF||So.||5-7||141||Owego Free Academy/Owego|
|44||Jordan Buckley||P||Fr.||6-1||218||Tuxedo/Greenwood Lake|
|51||Chris Abreu||P/OF||Fr.||5-8||162||In-Tech Academy/Bronx|
West Division (0-0)
22 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
22 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
22 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
17 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
16 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
14 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
20 (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
19 (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
17 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
10 (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 5/1/10)
6 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)
2 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/29/10)
2 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 4/25/09)
2 (at Jamestown CC, 4/23/13)
2 (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
3 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
3 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
3 (vs. SUNY Broome, 4/16/15)
20 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
20 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
15 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
15 (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
14 (at Jamestown CC, 4/8/09)
11 (vs. Corning CC, 4/26/11)
11 (at Broome CC, 4/13/10)
13 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
13 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
12 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
15 (vs. Bronx CC, 3/16/15)
15 (vs. Queensborough CC, 3/17/15)
12 (vs. Corning CC, 4/12/15)
4 Rodney Jester (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
4 Malik Fogg (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
4 Anthony Ferrezza (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
4 Paul Brenner (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
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)
53 Kris Catino (2012)
53 Dan Zambito (2010)
52 Malik Fogg (2015)
86 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
76 Joey Flores (2011-12)
75 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.477 Malik Fogg (2015)
.443 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.423 Joey Flores (2011)
.417 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.409 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.368 Kris Catino (2011-12)
.558 Malik Fogg (2015)
.485 Dustin Quick (2010)
.484 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.502 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.476 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
.457 Jacob Newton (2008-09)
.908 Malik Fogg (2015)
.617 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.613 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
.739 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.578 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.556 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
4 Malik Fogg (4/14/15)
3 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)
3 Rodney Jester (4/14/15)
17 Dan Zambito (2010)
17 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
12 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
12 Malik Fogg (2015)
27 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
21 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
20 Joey Flores (2011)
1 Several times (-)
6 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Juan Balbuena (2013)
2 Drew Seager (2011)
2 Joey Flores (2011)
2 Peter Ahart (2009)
7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
3 Juan Balbuena (2011, 2013)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
3 Peter Ahart (2008-09)
2 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)
11 Malik Fogg (2015)
7 Ty Christian (2015)
5 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
13 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
7 Ty Christian (2015)
7 Dustin Sandberg (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
6 Malik Fogg (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
5 Jonathan Frost (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
5 Malik Fogg, at SUNY Broome, 4/1415)
5 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca College 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)
47 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
44 Malik Fogg (2015)
35 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
61 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
59 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
52 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
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)
29 Dustin Quick (2010)
27 Dustin Quick (2009)
19 Kris Catino (2012)
56 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
31 Kris Catino (2011-12)
18 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
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 (-)
37 Dustin Quick (2010)
25 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
22 Jesse Stiffen (2008)
52 Stefan Whittenburg (2009-10)
40 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
36 Jacob Newton (2008-09)
4 Billy Crowe (4/23/11)
4 Joey Flores (4/23/11)
4 Morgan Allis (3/21/08)
4 Gordon Begent (3/21/08)
48 Dustin Quick (2010)
42 Malik Fogg (2015)
40 Dan Zambito (2010)
74 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
56 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
55 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
5 Anthony Siracusa (2009)
4 Jonathan Frost (2015)
4 Joey Flores (2012)
4 Brandon Watkins (2012)
4 Lane Warner (2010)
4 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
4 Eric Conway (2010)
4 Kevin Mabry (2008)
9 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
7 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
5 Michael Zick (2007-08)
1.87 Michael Zick (2007)
2.36 Lane Warner (2010)
2.68 Anthony Siracusa (2009)
3.74 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
3.93 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
4.26 Michael Zick (2007-08)
12 Sam Allen (vs. Queensborough CC, 3/17/15)
12 Jonathan Frost (vs. Corning CC, 4/12/15)
11 Zach Dufel (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)
54 Zach Dufel (2014)
45 Jonathan Frost (2015)
43 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
72 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
66 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
64 Kevin Mabry (2008-09)
2 Michael Zick (2007)
2 Michael Zick (2007-08)
.995 Billy Crowe (2010)
.990 Joey Flores (2012)
.981 Jonathon Concepcion (2007)
.987 Jonathon Concepcion (2007-08)
.952 Seth Cameron (2009-10)
.949 Peter Ahart (2008-09)
102 Tony Whitt (2012)
81 Rodney Jester (2015)
80 Dan Zambito (2009)
148 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
137 Rodney Jester (2014-15)
118 Tony Whitt (2011-12)
206 Brent Stull (2009)
199 Nixon Pena (2012)
186 Billy Crowe (2010)
281 Billy Crowe (2010-11)
256 Brent Stull (2009-10)
241 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
Ryan Stevens has finished two seasons as head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at Tompkins Cortland from 2006 to 2010, took over as head coach for the 2014-15 academic year. His teams have shown steady progress and the program is poised to take the next step.
Stevens has built an impressive resume since starting his coaching career during his first stint at Tompkins Cortland. 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).
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2016 was Crowe's second year on the coaching staff, working with the catchers and infielders. A conference all star while at Bath-Haverling High, Crowe played two seasons at Tompkins Cortland, 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 Virginia Beach before joining the Panthers staff.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
The final home game of the season provided plenty of excitement for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers rallied for a 5-4, walk-off win over Finger Lakes Community College Sunday. The visiting Lakers won the opening game of the doubleheader, 7-5, meaning Tompkins Cortland’s record is now 6-17 in Region III West Division and 6-22 overall. Finger Lakes ends the day 12-10 in division and 18-19 overall.
In game one Tompkins Cortland came up short with its late-inning rally. The Panthers trailed 6-2 after five innings, but scored twice in the sixth to make it a two-run game. Finger Lakes scored in the seventh, but Tompkins Cortland scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, and had two runners on base when the final out was recorded. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Aaron Hitt (McGraw H.S./McGraw) went 2-for-3 with a double.
Game two again saw Finger Lakes take the lead, scoring three in the top of the second and another in the fourth. The Panthers plated single runs in the second, third, fourth, and fifth to tie the score at 4-4. After a scoreless sixth, Finger Lakes had the potential go-ahead run thrown out at home to end the top of the seventh, setting the stage for the dramatic finish.
In the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) led off by drawing a walk. Pinch-runner Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) stole second with one out, and moved to third on a single by Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty). Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) came through in the clutch, lifting a sacrifice fly to score Joseph with the game winner.
Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) went 2-for-4. Jordan Buckley (Tuxedo H.S./Greenwood Lake) earned the win, pitching two scoreless innings in relief, striking out two.
Tompkins Cortland enters the final week of the season, with doubleheaders at Corning Community College on Tuesday and SUNY Broome Thursday.