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May 18, 2012 - 1:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, muckdogs, sports.

Press release:

The Dwyer Stadium Box Office will open for the 2012 season at 9 a.m. Monday, May 21. Tickets for Opening Day and ALL regular season games for the 2012 season will be on sale. The box office will be open until 5 p.m.

Normal box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Season seat holders will be able to pick up their season tickets on Monday. Fans interested in season tickets can also stop by the stadium and pick out their seat for the 2012 season.

The Batavia Muckdogs, Genesee County’s only professional sports franchise, have also released their 2012 promotional schedule featuring fireworks, giveaways, special events, theme nights and daily promotions.

The fun will kick off three days prior to Opening Day with an exhibition game vs. the Newark Pilots of the Perfect Game League. The aim of this game is not only to get the players acquainted with the stadium but also to give fans the first opportunity to meet the team. Tickets for the exhibition game will be discounted off the already low box office prices and season tickets holders will receive a free ticket to that evening’s ball game.

The Muckdogs will again offer fans a daily menu of money-saving promotions available throughout the season.

Tuesday features a new addition to the lineup. This year, New York’s 529 College Savings Program presents Kids’ Tuesday Night Tickets. Every Tuesday home game, the first 50 kids accompanied by an adult will receive a free General Admission ticket.

The Family Four Pack will take place on every Wednesday during the 2012 season and is presented by M&T Bank. Fans can purchase four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four 12 oz. sodas and a 2012 program for only $30, a savings of $14.

On Thursday nights, The Williams Law Firm will once again sponsor our Kids Eat Free promotion. At every Thursday home game, the first 100 kids 12 & under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, soda and snack item.

Fireworks will again light up the sky after every Friday night game at Dwyer Stadium, as well as on the annual Independence Day celebration on July 4th.

Every Saturday will feature a pre-game concert in the concourse. These “Rock the Ballpark” events are presented by Tim Horton’s of Batavia and New Buffalo Impact with Papa and Mama Root, an oldies rock 'n' roll tribute band, and original music recording artists. All performances begin at 6 p.m. and are weather permitting.

At Sunday home games, kids can run the bases with Homer after the game courtesy of Denny’s of Batavia. Every child that runs the bases will receive a coupon for a free Kids Meal at Denny’s.

Other games of note on the 2012 promotional schedule include:

  • Opening Day/Magnet Schedule Giveaway                            Monday, June 18th
  • Muckdogs Car Decal Giveaway                                             Wednesday, June 27th
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Day                                           Saturday, June 30th  
  • Independence Day Celebration Fireworks                            Wednesday, July 4th
  • Classic Rock band “The Strikeouts” pregame concert          Sunday, July 8th                      
  • Bark in the Park                                                                    Saturday, July 21st   
  • Synch Backpack Giveaway -- Friday, July 27th 
  • In Plain View pregame concert (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)      Friday, August 10th
  • Team Photo Giveaway                                                          Saturday, August 11th 
  • Genesee Valley Penny Saver Giveaway                               Tuesday, August 21st 
  • 15th Anniversary Poster Giveaway                                        Sunday, September 2nd

Fireworks Nights will be as follows: June 22nd, July 4th, July 6th, July 20th, July 27th, August 10th, and August 24th.

The Muckdogs open their 2012 home schedule on Monday, June 18th vs. the Auburn Doubledays at 7:05 p.m. For a complete 2012 promotional schedule, go to www.muckdogs.com or call the Muckdogs office at (585) 343-5454. Muckdogs season tickets, coupon books, ticket packages and individual tickets are all on sale.

May 12, 2012 - 2:56pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, Men's Lacrosse.

The Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team fell to Onondaga Community College in the semifinals of the NJCAA National Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York.

Genesee, the at-large team in the Final Four, gave up the first goal of the game to the top team in the tournament just seven seconds into the first quarter. Onondaga scored six times in the opening frame and led 6-0 at the start of the second.

Genesee had the man advantage early on in the second period but could not break through. After returning to full strength, Onondaga found the back of the net twice in a span of five seconds to increase their lead to 8-0.

Steven Riamondi (Amherst, NY) got GCC on the board with a goal at the 4:22 mark of the second quarter, and then Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) scored short-handed less than a minute later to get Genesee back to within six at 8-2. Onondaga added a goal with about four minutes remaining in the first half and took a 9-2 lead into the break.

(Members of the GCC men's lacrosse team celebrate #23 Steven Riamondi's first half goal against Onondaga Community College on Saturday afternoon)

 

OCC started strong in the second half, scoring three goals in the first three minutes of the third quarter and opened up a ten-goal, 12-2 lead. Trailing 14-2, Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) assisted Printup on his second goal of the game to make it 14-3.

Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) answered an early fourth quarter OCC goal with his first goal of the game to make it 15-4 with just under eight minutes to play. He added another goal just two minutes later before Printup followed with his third goal of the game to make it 15-6. Both teams would play a scoreless three-minutes to end the game, and Onondaga advances with a 15-6 victory.

Genesee ends the season with a 15-4 overall record after advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament for the second straight season. They were Western New York Athletic Conference Champions and reached the Final Four of the Region III Tournament. Onondaga Community College will play for their fourth straight NJCAA National Title and sixth in the last seven years against the winner of Nassau Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex tomorrow at 1pm.

May 11, 2012 - 7:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, soccer, Batavia Sports Park.

This weekend, nearly 100 spectators will be in at the Batavia Sports Park to watch an anticipated 800 boys and girls high-school soccer players -- the premier players in the region -- display their skills at the 6th Annual Empire Cup College Showcase.

From a press release:

Similar events are held annually in places like Ohio, Florida, Maryland and Nevada.

"It's not something that we invented obviously, but we've been sending teams all over for college showcases, and about five years ago we thought it was time to have one in Western New York," tournament Director Michael Henderson said.

The timing must have been right. Henderson, a high-school coach himself in Rochester, said the recruiter turnout was beyond what was originally expected.

"It's nice for the coaches, because for them, it's relatively local," said Henderson. "They don't have to travel as far either."

Due in part to the tournament's connection to college coaching circles, it has taken major steps in aiding the recruiters ability to see who they want, and when.

Prior to the start of the weekend, each participating player has the option of filling out an online profile. That, in turn, gives the recruiting coaches an idea of each player's personal feelings about school, including what they want to study and what their soccer ambitions are.

Also, the form allows for players to submit GPA numbers and other pertinent test scores such as the SAT or ACT, giving the coaches an advanced screening as to whether or not certain players have the grades to get in.

"It helps tremendously knowing that going into the tournament," Henderson said. "You may see some great players, but at the end of the day, they may not by able to get into your school. Obviously you are looking for good athletic ability and game understanding, but it has to be a fit with your college."

To go with that, tournament organizers were overly stringent on who was going to be playing. As youth soccer goes, this field ended up being extremely competitive and draws teams from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, as well as New York and Canada.

Forty-six premier teams will compete, and many were turned away.

"We didn't accept everybody,"  says Henderson. "This is somewhat an elite tournament. It's for the kids that are serious about going on and playing in college."

"We have the interest, we have the need and we have the facility," Henderson said. "I'm pretty sure we'll do this again next year, and hopefully for many years to come."

May 9, 2012 - 2:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in GCC, sports, lacross.

Press release:

For the second straight year the Genesee Community College Men's Lacrosse Team has been selected to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

The Cougars, the number-four seed, will travel to Nassau Community College in Garden City and play Onondaga Community College, the tournament's number-one seed and the nation's top-ranked team, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

Genesee finished the regular season with a 14-2 record, losing only at Onondaga Community College in their first game of the season and No. 3 Community College of Baltimore County-Essex on the road in April. The Cougars were 1-1 in the Region III playoffs, defeating Finger Lakes Community College 20-0 in the quarterfinals and falling to Monroe Community College 12-11 in the semifinals.

"We've had our best season in school history. We played everyone in the region and took games against some of the top teams in the country," said GCC Head Coach Dave Hoover. "We have a big challenge with Onondaga. They are undefeated but we are going to prepare as hard as we can to give them the best game we can."

Genesee will look to knock off the three-time defending National Champions with an attack that includes two preseason All-Americans and two of the top three scorers in the country.

Sophomores Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) and Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) are second and third respectively in total points. Latimer has scored 66 goals and added 49 assists and Printup has scored 62 goals and assisted on 52 this season.

In their season-opening meeting on March 10th, Onondaga defeated Genesee 24-9. The nine goals however, were the most scored on the Lazers this season.

"When we played them even strength, we played them well," Hoover said. "We need to play a smart, disciplined game and stay out of the penalty box. We are looking forward to the challenge."

Nassau Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex represent the other NJCAA Final Four matchup, with the winner advancing to take on the winner of Genesee vs. Onondaga for the National Championship on Sunday, May 13th.

For further information and pictures go to Genesee's Athletic Web page, which is updated regularly with game results, team rosters, photographs and information about Genesee's overall athletic program. http://www.genesee.edu/athletics.

May 7, 2012 - 12:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Downs, business, sports.

Press release:

Officials at Western Regional Off-Track (WROTB), owner of Batavia Downs Casino, announced today record handle on the 2012 Kentucky Derby and at the casino.

Through its 32 branches and 18 EZ-Bet locations, WROTB handled $1,913,108 on the Run for the Roses, a 16-percent increase over 2011, which was a record year. In addition, WROTB paid out $1.6 million in winning wagers, its most ever.

“We are very pleased with the results of the derby,” said William White, vice president of administration said. “We look forward to serving our customers' needs for the Preakness.”

“We are thrilled with the turnout for the derby,” said Todd Haight, OTB’s handicapper and the GM of Batavia Downs Racetrack. “It seems that the people of Western New York did their handicapping homework, too, as we paid out more winners than ever before.

"At the downs, people enjoyed meeting and greeting our Ambassador Thurman Thomas inside Grandstands Bar and Grille.”

Batavia Downs Casino recorded its biggest week ever with record revenues. New York State Lottery and the state education fund benefited by receiving over $520,000 when more than $12 Million in credits played were wagered through 640 slot machines.

Western OTB expects the excitement to continue with the Preakness Stakes on May 19 when "I’ll Have Another" tries to etch his name in the record books in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. All OTB branches will open at 10 a.m. on Preakness Day.

Batavia Downs in owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting, a public benefit corporation. Municipalities that own Batavia Downs Casino include: the cities of Buffalo, Batavia and Rochester, and these counties: Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Wyoming.

The track is also home to Batavia Downs Casino, featuring more than 600 video slot machines. Batavia Downs Casino is located less than one mile from Thruway Exit 48 and is open daily from 8 to 4 a.m.

May 6, 2012 - 7:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, track & field.

Submitted by Diana Anderson Radley:

Batavian, Max Radley, junior at SUNY Fredonia, a member of theSUNY Fredonia Mens track and Field since a freshmen and a former member of the Batavia HS Track and Field Team competed in State University of New York Athletic Competitions in Oneoneta this past weekend.  Max finished 2nd in the state competition  in Hammer throwing with a with a distance of 47.74 meters.

Max plans on studying and competing in the Netherlands next semester.  Max is the son of Diana Anderson Radley, a licensed Massage Therapist and Herbalist, owner of Massage by Diana and copartner in a new business called Scientific Edge, Health and Wellness trainings and education for the Professional Community and general community   Carl Radley, formerly of Batavia

Like other throwing events, the competition is decided by who can throw the ball the farthest. The men's hammer weighs 16 pounds (7.257 kg) and measures 3 feet 11 3⁄4 inches (121.5 cm) in length and the women's hammer weighs 8.82 lb (4 kg) and 3 feet 11 inches (119.5 cm) in length.[1] Competitors gain maximum distance by swinging the hammer above their head to set up the circular motion. Then they apply force and pick up speed by completing one to four turns in the circle. In competition, most throwers turn three or four times. The ball moves in a circular path, gradually increasing in velocity with each turn with the high point of the ball toward the sector and the low point at the back of the circle. The thrower releases the ball from the front of the circle. The two most important factors for a long throw are the angle of release (45° up from the ground) and the speed of the ball (the highest possible).

While the men's hammer throw has been in the Olympic Games since 1900, the IAAF did not start ratifying women's marks until 1995. Women's hammer throw was first included in the Olympics at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, after having been included in the World Championships a year earlier.

May 5, 2012 - 11:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, sports.

Batavia baseball fans may have been denied a chance to see Andy Pettitte pitch in Dwyer Stadium, but on Saturday, two other pitchers with major league experience graced the mound.

Nelson Figueroa, 38 years old, with nine seasons of MLB experience and a career record of 20-35 to go along with his 4.55 ERA, was the Empire Yankees starter.

Figueroa, whose nine seasons were spent with seven different teams, surrendered seven earned runs over 3 2/3 innings, which made the Red Sox fans at the game happy.

Boston's farm club from Pawtucket won the game 9-3 behind the pitching of Brandon Duckworth, a 34-year-old right-hander who has been out of the majors since 2008.

To Duckworth's credit, his 2012 record is now 4-0 to go with a 3.34 ERA.

Attendance for the game was 1,838.

May 5, 2012 - 7:49pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in baseball, GCC, sports.

The Genesee Community College baseball season came to an end on Saturday afternoon after the Cougars fell to Mercyhurst North East 8-3 in the first elimination game of the Region III Playoffs.

Genesee took an early lead after Shakeel Newton (Christiansted, V.I.) singled to lead off the bottom of the first, stole second and then scored on a fielders choice to give GCC a 1-0 lead. Starting pitcher Ruben Medina (Maracaibo, VEN) kept the lead safe until the fourth inning when the Saints broke through with a solo homerun by Tim Denman to tie the game at one.

Mercyhurst NE took the lead in the fifth, scoring three times on a walk, an error, a double and a sacrifice fly to take a 4-1 lead. The Cougars responded in the bottom of the fifth, scoring two runs on an RBI single from Fauchedre Celestijn (Willemstad, Curacao) and a sacrifice fly from Rafael Lozada (Santo Domingo, DR) to make it a 4-3 game, but GCC could not close the gap any further.

The Saints added two runs in the sixth, a run in the seventh and a run in the ninth and set GCC hitters down in order in three out of the final four innings to earn the victory.

(Tyler Koronas (white) slides in safely to third against Mercyhurst North East on Saturday afternoon)

 

Medina went six innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits while striking out one.

Newton finished the game 1-4 with a single and two runs scored, Tyler Koronas (Naples, FL) was 1-3 with a single, two walks and a run scored and Lozada was 1-3 with a single and a run batted in.

With the win, Mercyhurst North East advanced to the championship round and defeated Monroe Community College 9-5 in the 4pm game on Saturday. The two teams will play at noon on Sunday, with the winner being crowned Region III Champion.

Genesee finishes the season 28-15.

May 5, 2012 - 7:46pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, Men's Lacrosse.

(Herkimer, NY) The Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team fell to Monroe Community College in the Region III Final Four on Saturday afternoon, 12-11.

Both teams played to a 2-2 tie after the first quarter before the Tribunes outscored the Cougars 5-2 in the second period to take a 7-4 lead into the half.

Genesee scored the first two goals of the second half to get to within one, and from then on it was a back-and-forth game. Trailing 12-9 in the fourth quarter, GCC scored two quick goals to draw within one once again, but could not get the equalizer on their final possession during the final thirty seconds of the game.

Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) scored four times on the afternoon, Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) scored two goals and also added three assists and Jon Gill (Cattaraugus Territory) chipped in a goal and an assist.

At midfield, Marcus Palvino (Spencerport, NY) had three goals and an assist, Tom Owen (Clarence, NY) added a goal and an assist and Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) had two assists.

With the loss, Genesee is eliminated from the Region III Playoffs and will now wait until the selections are made for the NJCAA National Tournament to see if their season continues.

May 5, 2012 - 4:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, sports.
Event Date and Time: 
May 5, 2012 -
7:05pm to 9:30pm

The Empire State Yankees will take on the Pawtucket Red Soxs tonight at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

May 5, 2012 - 4:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, sports, Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army announces its Spring 2012 Community Center Schedule. It begins Monday, May 21. The Salvation Army Community Center is located at 529 E. Main St. in the City of Batavia.           

Open Gym and Game Room                                    Ages 13 and up

            Mondays & Thursdays  6 to 8 p.m.               Cost: $1 per hour

 

Men’s Pick Up Basketball                                          Ages: 18 and up

            Tuesdays 6 to 8 p.m.                                       Cost: $1 per hour

 

Youth Open Gym                                                       Grades 1-8

            Thursdays 3 to 5 p.m.                                    Cost: Free

 

Teen Open Gym                                                        Ages 13 and up

            Saturdays 7 to 9 p.m.                                    Cost: Free                                   

For more information contact: Major Patty at 343-6284 or email at [email protected]

May 5, 2012 - 12:24am
posted by Andrew Crofts in baseball, GCC, sports.

The Genesee Community College baseball team will face elimination on Saturday after falling to Monroe Community College 5-0 in their opening round game of the Region III Playoffs on Friday afternoon.

Genesee, the number one seed in the tournament, managed only four hits on the day and only once had multiple runners on base. Brandon Collins (Toronto, Ontario) was 2-4 and was one of only two Cougars to reach scoring position in the game. Jose Alicea (St. Croix, V.I.) was 1-3 with a single and Fauchedre Celestijn (Willemstad, Curacao) was 1-3 with a single.

(GCC head coach Skip Sherman makes a mound visit in Genesee's 5-0 loss to Monroe CC in the opening round of the Region III Playoffs on Friday afternoon)

 

Starting pitcher Dan Sharpe (Youngstown, NY) threw well, going all nine innings allowing five runs (one earned) on seven hits and struck out four.

Monroe took the lead in the top of the second with a run on two hits and a walk. The Tribunes added a run in the fourth and three runs in the ninth to earn the win.

Genesee will play Mercyhurst North East on Saturday at noon. The Saints lost to Monroe CC 8-0 to start the afternoon on Friday and the loser of the game will be eliminated from the Region III Playoffs.

May 3, 2012 - 5:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, sports.

It's true, one of New York's premier pitcher's will make a final rehab start with the Empire Yankees on Sunday against the Red Sox farm club.

Unfortunately for Batavia baseball fans, the game has been shifted to Frontier Field in Rochester.

UPDATE: Additional information about tickets just in:

All fans holding tickets to the regularly scheduled Yankees--PawSox game in Batavia on Sunday may exchange their tickets for the same game at Frontier Field. The exchange must be made by 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Dwyer Stadium Box Office in Batavia or the Frontier Field Box Office in Rochester. If any ticket holder can not attend Sunday’s game at Frontier Field, they can exchange their ticket for the Yankees game on June 12 in Batavia or any regular season Muckdogs game.

May 3, 2012 - 12:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Downs, Announcements, sports.

Press release:

The staff of Western Regional Off-Track Betting & Batavia Downs Casino are going through final preparations for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby festivities at each OTB and EZ Bet Location in the Western New York Area.  Batavia Downs Casino will host a radio remote and enjoy a visit from their Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas.  Locations of OTB Branches and EZ Bets can be found at www.westernotb.com.

“Staff members will be in each branch to help those unfamiliar with horse betting pick their horses for a chance to hit a big payday, “said OTB Director of Branch Operations, Sean Schiano.  “Prize drawings for Derby shirts and glasses will go on at every OTB Branch.  We’ll also be drawing a winner for a trip to the Belmont Stakes.”

Batavia Downs Casino will host its own Derby Party with a live radio remote from WGR Sports Radio 550 AM.  “We’re thrilled to have a sports talk show live on site as we count down the minutes to the Derby” said Ryan Hasenauer, Director of Marketing. “With the added presence of our ambassador Thurman Thomas, the atmosphere here will surely be one of excitement.”

Batavia Downs in owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting, a public benefit corporation. Municipalities that own Batavia Downs Casino include: City of Buffalo, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Chautauqua County, Erie County, Genesee County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Niagara County, Orleans County, Oswego County, City of Rochester, Schuyler County, Seneca County, Steuben County, Wayne County, and Wyoming County. The track is also home to Batavia Downs Casino, featuring over 600 video slot machines. Batavia Downs Casino is located less than one mile from Thruway Exit 48 and is open daily from 8AM-4AM.

May 3, 2012 - 12:30am
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, Men's Lacrosse.

The Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team opened up the Region III Playoffs with a 20-0 shutout win over visiting Finger Lakes Community College on Wednesday night.

The matchup was the second meeting between the two teams this season, with GCC notching a 23-8 victory on the road against FLCC in early March.

Pat McMahon (Amherst, NY) was brilliant in net, turning aside all 18 shots he faced to record Genesee's second shutout win of the season.

The game was scoreless until the 6:37 mark in the first quarter when a Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) goal gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead. Marcus Palvino (Spencerport, NY) followed with his first of six goals on the night to increase the lead to 2-0, which GCC took into the second quarter.

(Gaehnew Printup #16 fires a shot in the first quarter of the Region III Quarterfinals against Finger Lakes CC)

 

GCC managed three goals in the second period which saw almost an hour delay due to weather. Goals by Jason Harasimowicz (Batavia, NY) , Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) and Joe Pedro (Batavia, NY) gave the Cougars a 5-0 lead at the half.

The Genesee offense got rolling in the second half with five goals in the third quarter and ten goals in the fourth to cruise to the quarterfinals victory.

The GCC defensive unit made up of Vin Pedro (Batavia, NY), Jordan McElligot (Spencerport, NY), Dylan Hickey (Hilton, NY), Dave Lehman (Edmonton, AB) and Aaron Hayward (Hilton, NY) combined for 12 takeaways and 33 ground balls.

(Members of the GCC men's lacrosse team celebrate with goalie Pat McMahon after a 20-0 win over Finger Lakes CC on Wednesday night)

 

Printup led the offense with four goals and three assists, Jon Gill (Cattaraugus Territory) finished with three goals and an assist and Latimer chipped in a goal and two assists.

Palvino paced the midfield with six goals and an assist and Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) added a goal and six assists.

Genesee advances to the Region III Semifinals and will play Monroe Community College on Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm at Herkimer County Community College.

May 2, 2012 - 9:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, sports.

Yankees ace Andy Pettitte, rehabbing from an injury, is going to make one more start for one of the Yankees' minor league teams before returning to the big club, probably on Saturday or Sunday.

Which team Pettitte will start for hasn't been announced, but one possibility is the Empire Yankees.

The Triple A farm club is playing three games at Dwyer Stadium this weekend against Pawtucket, the farm team of the Boston Red Sox.

So ... there is some chance, perhaps a good chance, that one of the premier pitchers in baseball and a likely Hall of Famer, will be pitching in Batavia on Saturday or Sunday.

Yankees -- Red Sox, maybe Pettitte, warmer weather ... it could be a very good weekend for baseball in Batavia.

April 29, 2012 - 6:34pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in baseball, GCC, sports.

The Genesee Community College baseball team locked up the number one seed in next weekend's Region III tournament by splitting a double header with Monroe Community College on Sunday afternoon.

Genesee needed to win only one of the two games on the afternoon and earned the clinching victory in game one, 11-0.

Dylan Grosul (Ontario, Canada) pitched well for the Cougars, throwing a complete game shutout. He did not allow a hit until the fifth inning.

Jean Rodriguez (Caguas, Puerto Rico) scored three runs for GCC and also added a double. Tyler Koronas (Naples, FL) drove in a run and also scored a run.

(Rafael Lozada (yellow jersey) tries to avoid the tag during a play at the plate in game one against Monroe Community College on Sunday afternoon)

 

In game two, Monroe took advantage of a seven-run third inning to overcome a 3-0 deficit and take a lead they would not let up. The Tribunes sent ten batters to the plate in the third inning and went on to win the second game 8-3.

Jose Alicea (St. Croix, V.I.) was 1-3 with a run scored, Brandon Collins (Toronto, Ontario) was 2-3, Bryan Depew (Wellsville, NY) was 1-3 with a run scored and Yuya Osawa (Tokyo, Japan) was 2-3 with a run scored.

Genesee finishes the regular season with the best record in the Western New York Athletic Conference. They will host the Region III tournament, which begins on May 4th, and play at 4pm on Friday. Mercyhurst North East will be the second seed and Monroe Community College will be the third seed in the double-elimination tournament.

April 29, 2012 - 6:30pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, softball.

The Genesee Community College softball team dropped a pair of games to #3 Tompkins-Cortland Community College on Sunday afternoon, falling 4-0 in game one and 11-0 in game two.

The Lady Cougars only managed four hits in game one, all of which were singles. Chelsea Lynch (Attica, NY) was 2-3 in the game with two infield singles. Miki Kawaguchi (Japan) was 1-3 and Abbey Rocque was 1-3.

Alishia Foss (Medina, NY) pitched well, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits and struck out one.

(#6 Alishia Foss pitched both games in Sunday's afternoon double header against Tompkins-Cortland Community College)

 

In game two, Tompkins-Cortland built a 3-0 lead early and then blew the game open with an eight-run fifth inning to win via the mercy rule.

Genesee managed only three hits in the second game as Lynch delivered a double and was 1-2. Kawaguchi was 1-2 as well and Alex Miller (Attica, NY) added a single and was 1-2.

GCC finishes the regular season 12-18 and will wait until seedings are announced to see if they advance to the Region III tournament.

April 29, 2012 - 8:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, track and field.

Saturday, athletes from throughout the region converged on Batavia HS to compete in the annual invitational track and field event. These photos were submitted by Bare Antolos.

Here's a link to the results.

April 29, 2012 - 12:17am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, soccer.

Soccer players from throughout the region were in Batavia on Saturday for an Olympic soccer clinic. These photos are from a session held at Genesee Community College in the afternoon.

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