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Baseball Cougars Drop Pair to FLCC

Coach Skip Sherman talks to his baseball team

The Genesee Community College baseball team lost a pair of road games to Finger Lakes Community College in the team's first game action in almost three weeks. In the opening game the Cougars couldn't hold their 3-1 lead before falling 6-3, and in the matinee the team produced a nice rally that got the teams even before giving up the deciding run in a 7-6 contest.

Justin Taveras tied the game at 1-1 with a home run in the third, as one of three hitters and the only player to record a batted-in run, a hit, and score a run.

Shannon Folkes upped Genesee's lead to 2-1 before Jakob MacLeod crossed the plate for a 3-1 lead. Other Cougar hitters included Nate Darwin and Justin Baly, while Bryant Fontabez also had an RBI.

The Cougars didn't display their finest play in the field where three different players were charged with a pair of errors apiece. Zachery Zink was solid from the hill in allowing just three runs – two unearned – with eight strikeouts and only allowing three hits as the starter.

Heading into the next to last inning of the second game, Finger Lakes appeared to be in control with a 6-2 lead. The Cougars plated four runs in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6, before a single run in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the game winner for Finger Lakes.

Genesee's top players offensively were Harrison Lourens with a pair of hits, and Jayson Libert with a pair of RBI.

The Cougars get a chance at redemption with their home-opening games against the same Finger Lakes team April 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for their next starts.