Courtesy of Geneseeathletics.com
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.
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.
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.