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Baker and Liberty Named Athletes of the Week

Baker and Liberty Named Athletes of the Week

Genesee Community College softball pitcher/infielder Shannon Baker and baseball pitcher Tyler Liberty have been named the Female and Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Apr. 25.

Baker collected 15 total hits last week for the GCC softball team, batting .556 in eight games for the Cougars.

She hit safely in all but one game and delivered three extra-base hits, including a homerun, scored nine runs and drove in five.

Baker also threw four complete games on the mound and struck out 38 batters in 38 innings while posting a 2-3 record in five starts.

Genesee will host Erie CC, Tompkins-Cortland CC and Hudson Valley CC this week.

Liberty went 1-0 on the mound last week for the GCC baseball team, throwing a no-hitter on the road at Corning CC.

He took the mound in the second game of a doubleheader after the Cougars lost game one and did not allow a hit to the Red Barons, surrendering just a single walk while striking out four. It was the first no-hitter for GCC since 2012 and the win evened Liberty's season record at 3-3.

The Cougars will play a home-and-home series against Finger Lakes CC and SUNY Broome this week.