The Genesee Community College baseball team swept visiting Ithaca College (JV) on Thursday afternoon, winning game one in extra innings, 3-2, and winning game two in six innings, 11-6.
In game one, Brandon Collins (Toronto, ON) drove in the first run in the bottom of the first inning with a sacrifice fly to give Genesee an early 1-0 advantage. The Bombers responded with two runs in the top of the second inning to take the lead. Trailing 2-1, Collins led of the bottom of the fourth inning for GCC with a double and came around to score on a hit by Rafael Lozada (Santo Domingo, DR) to tie the game.
The game went into extra innings and the Cougars loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth before Fauchedre Celestijn (Willemstad, Curacao) was hit by a pitch to plate the game-winning run.
Collins was 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI and Tyler Koronas (Naples, FL) was 2-4 with a run scored.
Dylan Grosul (Ontario, Canada) earned the win on the mound, throwing all eight innings allowing just two runs and struck out six.
In game two, Genesee responded to a first inning Ithaca run with two runs of their own to take a 2-1 lead. The Bombers tied the game in the top of the second with a run before GCC scored six times in the bottom of the second to take back the lead for good.
Genesee took an 11-2 lead with three runs in the fourth and allowed Ithaca three runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth before the game was called due to rain.
Shunsuke Sugimoto (Tokyo, Japan) started game two and allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. He recorded one strike out.
Jose Alicea (St. Croix, V.I.) was 3-4 with a run batted in and a run scored, Javier Ledesma (Santo Domingo, PR) was 1-3 with an RBI triple and two runs scored and Bryan Depew (Wellsville, NY) was 2-3 with two runs scored.
Genesee will play the second of four straight days tomorrow afternoon when they host Wilfrid Laurier at 4pm for one nine-inning game.