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IAC All-Star Joins Pitching Staff

Jeff Cotterill signs his letter of intent with his father at his side

Trumansburg High graduate Jeff Cotterill will pitch for the Panthers. The two-time I.A.C. All Star has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will join the team in the fall.

"Jeff is a tall, strong-armed pitcher who played under a great coaching staff at Trumansburg. He is a big part of the incoming recruiting class," said TC3 Coach Ryan Stevens. "Jeff brings a lot of energy and confidence to the baseball program and shows a lot of promise on the field and in the classroom. We are extremely happy to have Jeff join the Panther family and look for big things in his two years in Dryden."

Cortland High Star Coming to TC3

Andrew Babcock is joined by his parents as he signs his letter of intent

A three-time Section III all star has signed to play for the TC3 Panthers. Cortland High third baseman Andrew Babcock completed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will part of Coach Ryan Stevens' program starting in the fall.

Babcock comes a Cortland High program that has grown into a perennial powerhouse. "Andrew should have a huge impact on our team, both offensively and defensively. I think he can be a real cornerstone for the TC3 program moving forward," said Stevens. "He had a great career at Cortland, hitting over .360 his last two years while showing a good glove. We couldn't be more excited to have him join the Panther family."

Roster Keeps Getting Deeper

Trent Brown signs his letter of intent while surrounded by family and friends

The TC3 baseball team has added a true centerfielder to its recruiting class, signing Trent Brown to an NJCAA National Letter of Intent. Brown played his high school ball at First Coast High in Jacksonville, Florida, and is an American Legion teammate of fellow TC3 recruit Austin Rourke.

"Trent is a speedy, strong-armed centerfielder with a lot of baseball savy and top-of-the-lineup potential," said TC3 Coach Ryan Stevens, calling Brown is a polished player who brings great energy to the field. "He is a free safety on the baseball field and will give us a ton of coverage in the outfield. We look for great things from Trent on the field and in the classroom as we welcome him to the Panther family.”  

Stillwater Star Signs with Panthers

Alexander Evans signs his letter of intent to play at TC3

Stillwater High's Alexander Evans will start his college career at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The 6-0, 175-pound catcher/utility player has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent. Evans hit .315 this year for the Stillwater Warriors.  

"We found Alexander last fall and we fell in love with his intensity," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the field on a daily basis and will fit in nicely with the Panther Baseball family."

Fogg Named NJCAA All-American

June 12, 2015

All-American Malik Fogg

For the first time in the history of its baseball program, Tompkins Cortland Community College has an All-American. Sophomore Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) has been named to the NJCAA Division III All-American First Team. Fogg had previously been named the Player of the Year for both the NJCAA Region III and the Mid-State Athletic Conference.

The honor caps an amazing season for Fogg. He made TC3 history by hitting 11 home runs while batting .477 with a slugging percentage of .908. He finished his TC3 career owning or sharing 11 college records, including most home runs in a season and career, most hits in a game, most doubles in a game, highest batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in a season and career, and most RBI in a career. He also finished in the top three for six other records.

Panthers Add Arm to Pitching Staff

Matt Socola signs his letter of intent to play at TC3, joined by his mother and sister

Matt Socola has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play his college baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The right-handed pitcher just finished his high school career at Bath-Haverling playing for the Rams.

"Matt is a standout pitcher who has had an impressive high school career," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "Matt will be a big part of the Panther pitching staff and the entire baseball program moving forward over the next two years."

Fogg Named Region III Player of the Year

June 5, 2015

Region III Player of the Year Malik Fogg

The honors keep piling up for Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball player Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). The sophomore has been named the NJCAA Region III Baseball Player of the Year, the first Panther ever named the best in the region. Voting was done by the coaches from the 17 Region III teams.

Fogg was among the region leaders in most offensive categories. He led Region III and was third in the nation with 11 home runs, which also set a new TC3 record. His .477 batting average was fourth best in the region and fifth best in the nation, while also setting a new College record. He had the best slugging percentage in the nation at .908, and was seventh in Region III with 44 runs batted in. His on-base percentage of .558 was second in the region and fifth in the nation.

Fogg is the sixth all-region selection in the history of TC3 baseball and just the second named to the first-team. He adds the Region III Player of the Year award to his previously earned Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year award, becoming the first TC3 player in any sport to earn both distinctions in the same season.

All-State Player Signs with Panthers

Collin Pickert with his father and TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens

All-State player Collin Pickert has signed to play his college baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College. A 2014 New York All-State selection as a catcher/utility player, Pickert is likely to earn a repeat selection after hitting over .400 this year while playing for small-school powerhouse McGraw High School.

"We are very excited to have Collin joining the Panther Family, and he will flourish on and off the field here at TC3," said Panthers Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He had a impressive career at McGraw and will look to add to his resume with a strong career in a Panthers uniform."

Florida Pitcher to Join Panthers

Austin Rourke signs his letter of intent to play at TC3

Austin Rourke, a 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher from Terry Parker High in Jacksonville, Florida, has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

"Austin is a standout pitcher who will really boost our Panther pitching staff with his experience and talent," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He also plays first base and is strong at the plate. Austin comes from a good family and baseball program, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him aboard."

Austin Rourke signs his letter of intent to play at TC3

Fogg Named Conference Player of the Year

May 19, 2015

2015 All-MSAC

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) has been named the Mid-State Athletic Conference 2015 Baseball Player of the Year. Freshmen Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) joined Frost on the all-conference team, giving the Panthers three of the 15 players honored. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.  

Fogg is the first TC3 baseball player named the MSAC Player of the Year since Anthony Siracusa in 2010. Among his offensive feats, the infielder shattered the TC3 records for home runs, blasting 11 this year to give him 13 for his career. The previous single-season record was five and the career record was seven. Fogg also set TC3 records for batting average (.477), slugging percentage (.908), and on-base percentage (.558). His 44 RBI and 52 hits each led the team and represent the second most ever in a season by a TC3 baseball player.

If not for Fogg, everyone would have been talking about the year Christian had in the power department. The outfielder hit seven home runs, passing the old single-season record and equaling the old career record. He was second on the team with 30 RBI and a slugging percentage of .545. His 18 walks tied him with Fogg for the team lead and helped give him an on-base percentage of .416.  

Frost led the team with four wins on the mound, appearing in 10 games and throwing a team-high 53 innings. He struck out 45 batters, second most ever by a TC3 pitcher in a single season.  At the plate Frost hit .330 with a .495 slugging percentage and a .440 on-base percentage. He tied with Christian for third on the team in runs scored (29) and tied for third with two home runs.  

It’s the ninth straight year TC3 has placed a player on the all-conference team, and the sixth time the Panthers have had at least three representatives.  

Panthers Drop Season Finale

Thursday, May 07, 2015

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to a close Thursday, with the Panthers traveling to Jamestown to first complete a suspended game and then play a full doubleheader. The news started bad and got worse, with TC3 first dropping the resumed game 19-14, then getting swept in the doubleheader 8-7 and 11-0. The season ends for TC3 with a NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-20 and an overall record of 15-23.

SUSPENDED GAME FROM 4/21: Jamestown 19, TC3 14 (9 innings)

From first pitch in Dryden 16 days ago to the final out in Jamestown Thursday, three Panthers posted multi-hit games. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) led the way, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) each had two hits in four at bats.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) went 1-for-3, driving in two runs. The two RBI gave Fogg 60 for his career, setting a new TC3 record. He passed Dustin Sandberg, who drove in 59 runs in 2010 and 2011.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 1: Jamestown 8, TC3 7
The Panthers fell short despite rapping out 11 hits and reaching base another eight times via the walk and two more times with a hit by pitch. TC3 left runners on base every inning, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings. The game turned in the fourth inning. After TC3 rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, the Jayhawks answered with a big, four-run bottom of the fourth to jump ahead 8-5. TC3 pushed across two in the sixth but couldn’t come all the way back.

Eight of TC3’s nine starters had a least one hit. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits, with Fogg counting a double among his knocks.

DOUBLEHEADER GAME 2: Jamestown 11, TC3 0
The final game of the year saw TC3 with a pair of this in the first inning, but unable to score a run. In the bottom of the inning, Jamestown combined two hits, a walk, a hit-batsman, and a balk to score twice, taking an early 2-0 lead. Neither team threatened again until the fourth, when Jamestown exploded for nine runs to take control 11-0. For the fifth straight inning TC3 couldn’t advance past first base in the top of the fifth, ending the game by the run rule.

Ferrezza had two of TC3’s five hits, going 2-for-3. Fogg went 1-for-2 to finish the season with 52 hits, one shy of the TC3 season record.

Roster–2014 Men's Baseball

Steven Tatich

16-Steven Tatich

Position: OF
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5-7
High School: Owego Free Academy
Hometown: Owego
Major: Criminal Justice


Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Davyon Dozier 2B Fr. 5-9 171 Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.
2 Rodney Jester SS/2B Fr. 5-8 159 Tri-Valley/Liberty
3 Mickey Beach P/2B Fr. 5-10 226 Newfield/Newfield
4 Malik Fogg 3B/SS Fr. 6-1 189 Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon
5 Sam Allen P/1B Fr. 5-11 190 Moravia/Moravia
7 Wilson Montalvo 2B/3B/SS Fr. 5-10 162 Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx
8 Tyler Mattoon P So. 6-2 232 Lansing/Lansing
9 Shaquan Love OF Fr. 5-9 163 Murry Bergtraum/Bronx
10 Josh Ahearn P/OF Fr. 5-11 181 Downsville/Hancock
11 Aaron Hitt OF Fr. 5-11 167 McGraw/McGraw
12 Jeremy Fredenburg P/OF Fr. 5-6 144 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
13 Vic Jacobsen C Fr. 5-9 179 East Anchorage/Anchorage, Alaska
14 Brian Pfund OF So. 6-1 188 East Hampton/Montauk
16 Steven Tatich OF So. 5-7 141 Owego Free Academy/Owego
21 Bryan Joseph P/3B Fr. 5-9 163 Odessa-Montour/Alpine
23 Brandon Pollack C So. 5-10 177 Groton/Groton
28 Jean Germosen P Fr. 6-4 225 Yonkers/Yonkers
33 Zach Dufel P Fr. 6-0 201 Amsterdam/Amsterdam
44 Jordan Buckley P Fr. 6-1 218 Tuxedo/Greenwood Lake
51 Chris Abreu P/OF Fr. 5-8 162 In-Tech Academy/Bronx

Printable Roster

Statistics–Men's Baseball

Men's Baseball

2015 Season

Overall (15-23)
West Division (8-20)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

20 (2010)
18 (2012)
14 (2011)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.500 (2011)
.474 (2012)
.455 (2010)

Most Runs Scored (Game)

22 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
22 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
21 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

276 (2010)
192 (2012)
171 (2009)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

16 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
14 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
11 (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)
11 (at Allegany College, 3/22/09)

Most Hits (Game)

17 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
16 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
16 (vs. Onondaga CC, 4/1/10)

Most Hits (Season)

364 (2010)
320 (2012)
242 (2009)

Most Doubles (Game)

7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 5/1/10)
6 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)
5 (vs. Corning CC, 4/6/10)
5 (vs. Onondaga CC, 4/1/10)
5 (at Ithaca College JV, 3/27/09)
5 (vs. SUNY Canton, 4/24/07)

Most Doubles (Season)

76 (2010)
49 (2012)
43 (2009)

Most Triples (Game)

2 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/29/10)
2 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 4/25/09)

Most Triples (Season)

12 (2010)
10 (2009)
8 (2011)

Most Home Runs (Game)

3 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
3 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
2 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)
2 (at Allegany College, 3/22/09)

Most Home Runs (Season)

14 (2010)
5 (2011)
5 (2014)

Most RBIs (Game)

20 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
15 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
14 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)

Most RBIs (Season)

235 (2010)
150 (2012)
144 (2009)

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

14 (at Jamestown CC, 4/8/09)
11 (vs. Corning CC, 4/26/11)
11 (at Broome CC, 4/13/10)

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

111 (2010)
98 (2009)
66 (2012)

Most Walks (Game)

13 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
12 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
11 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)

Most Walks (Season)

174 (2010)
146 (2008)
133 (2009)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Game)

11 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
11 (at Jefferson CC, 5/3/07)
11 (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Season)

224 (2010)
154 (2013)
142 (2012)

Individual Records - Hitting

Most Hits (Game)

4 Manny Martinez (at Ithaca College JV, 3/26/12)
4 Tim Smith (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)
4 Kris Catino (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
4 Lane Warner (vs. Ithaca College JV, 3/27/10)
4 Dan Zambito (at Allegany College, 3/16/10)
4 Tatsuya Hagiwara (at CCBC Essex, 3/14/07)
4 Jonathon Concepcion (at CCBC Essex, 3/14/07)

Most Hits (Season)

53 Kris Catino (2012)
53 Dan Zambito (2010)
51 Anthony Siracusa (2010)

Most Hits (Career)

86 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
76 Joey Flores (2011-12)
74 Tim Smith (2011-12)

Highest Batting Average (Season)

.443 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.423 Joey Flores (2011)
.400 Tatsuya Hagiwara (2007)

Highest Batting Average (Career)

.409 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.368 Kris Catino (2011-12)
.367 Joey Flores (2011-12)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Season)

.485 Dustin Quick (2010)
.484 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.473 Cody Rose (2010)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Career)

.476 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
.457 Jacob Newton (2008-09)
.453 Morgan Allis (2007-08)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Season)

.617 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.613 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
.594 Jesse Stiffen (2007)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Career)

.578 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.556 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
.550 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)

Most Doubles (Game)

3 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)
2 Several times (-)

Most Doubles (Season)

17 Dan Zambito (2010)
17 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
12 Dustin Sandberg (2010)

Most Doubles (Career)

27 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
21 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
20 Joey Flores (2011)

Most Triples (Game)

1 Several times (-)

Most Triples (Season)

6 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Juan Balbuena (2013)
2 Drew Seager (2011)
2 Joey Flores (2011)
2 Peter Ahart (2009)

Most Triples (Career)

7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
3 Juan Balbuena (2011, 2013)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
3 Peter Ahart (2008-09)

Most Home Runs (Game)

2 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)

Most Home Runs (Season)

5 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Jesse Stiffen (2007)
2 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
2 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Cody Rose (2010)
2 Dan Zambito (2010)
2 Jesse Stiffen (2008)
2 Brian Pfund (2014)

Most Home Runs (Career)

7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
5 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
3 Brian Pfund (2013-14)

Most RBIs (Game)

7 Dustin Sandberg (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
5 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca Colelge JV, 4/7/10)
5 Dustin Sandberg (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
5 Andrew Foster (4/32/07)
5 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)

Most RBIs (Season)

47 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
35 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
30 Dan Zambito (2010)

Most RBIs (Career)

59 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
52 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
45 Tim Smith (2011-12)

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

5 Brandon Becker (4/18/09)
4 Tim Smith (vs. Corning CC, 4/26/11)
4 Dustin Quick (at Broome CC, 4/13/10)
4 Dustin Quick (5/2/09)

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

29 Dustin Quick (2010)
27 Dustin Quick (2009)
19 Kris Catino (2012)

Most Stolen Bases (Career)

56 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
31 Kris Catino (2011-12)
18 Dan Zambito (2009-10)

Most Walks (Game)

4 Juan Balbuena (at Corning CC, 4/18/13)
4 Dustin Quick (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
4 Jacob Newton (vs. Broome CC, 4/9/09)
3 Several times (-)

Most Walks (Season)

37 Dustin Quick (2010)
25 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
22 Jesse Stiffen (2008)

Most Walks (Career)

52 Stefan Whittenburg (2009-10)
40 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
36 Jacob Newton (2008-09)

Most Runs Scored (Game)

4 Billy Crowe (4/23/11)
4 Joey Flores (4/23/11)
4 Morgan Allis (3/21/08)
4 Gordon Begent (3/21/08)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

48 Dustin Quick (2010)
40 Dan Zambito (2010)
35 Kris Catino (2012)
35 Brandon Becker (2010)

Most Runs Scored (Career)

74 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
56 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
55 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)

Individual Records - Pitching

Most Wins (Season)

5 Anthony Siracusa (2009)
4 Joey Flores (2012)
4 Brandon Watkins (2012)
4 Lane Warner (2010)
4 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
4 Eric Conway (2010)
4 Kevin Mabry (2008)

Most Wins (Career)

9 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
7 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
5 Michael Zick (2007-08)

Best ERA (Season)

1.87 Michael Zick (2007)
2.36 Lane Warner (2010)
2.68 Anthony Siracusa (2009)

Best ERA (Career)

3.74 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
3.93 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
4.26 Michael Zick (2007-08)

Most Strikeouts (Game)

11 Zach Dufel (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)
10 Anthony Graziano (vs. Broome CC, 4/17/11)
10 Eric Conway (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
10 Eric Conway (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)
10 Jorden Updyke (at Broome CC, 5/4/11)

Most Strikeouts (Season)

54 Zach Dufel (2014)
43 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
42 Sean Streb (2013)
42 Eric Conway (2010)

Most Strikeouts (Career)

72 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
66 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
64 Kevin Mabry (2008-09)

Most Shutouts (Season)

2 Michael Zick (2007)

Most Shutouts (Career)

2 Michael Zick (2007-08)

Individual Records - Fielding

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

.995 Billy Crowe (2010)
.990 Joey Flores (2012)
.981 Jonathon Concepcion (2007)

Best Fielding Percentage (Career)

.987 Jonathon Concepcion (2007-08)
.952 Seth Cameron (2009-10)
.949 Peter Ahart (2008-09)

Most Assists (Season)

102 Tony Whitt (2012)
80 Dan Zambito (2009)
68 Dan Zambito (2010)

Most Assists (Career)

148 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
118 Tony Whitt (2011-12)

Most Putouts (Season)

206 Brent Stull (2009)
199 Nixon Pena (2012)
186 Billy Crowe (2010)

Most Putouts (Career)

281 Billy Crowe (2010-11)
256 Brent Stull (2009-10)
241 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)

          

Coaches–Men's Baseball

Ryan Stevens

Head Coach

Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens returns to Tompkins Cortland Community College as the new head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at TC3 from 2006 to 2010, takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 academic year.

Stevens has built an impressive resume since starting his coaching career at TC3. While on the Dryden campus he was the Panthers’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, helping build a brand new program into a playoff team. His time at the College coincides with the best four-year stretch in the program’s history, culminating with an NJCAA regional playoff appearance in his final season.

In 2008 he entered the world of professional baseball, taking a job with the Texarkana Gunslingers of the Independent Professional Continental Baseball league. After two years and a league championship with the Gunslingers, Stevens took his first head coaching job with the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League, an independent professional league based in Texas with teams through the southwest. In five seasons as the manager of the Cowboys, Stevens has led the team to the postseason each year, capturing two league championships and posting an overall record of 208-119. He was named the Pecos League Manager of the Year, and has helped more than 50 players earn promotions to higher levels of professional baseball, including one, Jonathan Edwards, who is on a major league roster (Texas Rangers, pitcher). Two other of his players signed contracts with Major League affiliates: David Valesente (Pittsburgh Pirates organization, catcher) and Andrew Wall (Washington Nationals organization, pitcher).

Stevens, who also worked as an associate scout in the West Texas region for the Washington Nationals, served as an assistant coach at Ithaca College during the 2013-14 school year. He is a Dryden native, graduating from Dryden High before playing collegiate baseball at SUNY Cobleskill and Frostburg State University (Maryland).

Contact: rs049@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4493


Jarrod Surine

Infield Coach

Jarrod Surine

Coach Surine returns to TC3 to direct the infield and outfield. Surine was an All-IAC infielder for the Trumansburg Raiders in high school, then played at SUNY Fredonia before transferring to TC3. He played for the Panthers in 2009, leading the team in assists while sporting a .949 fielding percentage at second base. After TC3 he moved on to play at Ithaca College before joining the Bomber coaching staff as an infield coach with the varsity program and the head coach of the J.V. team. In the summer of 2014, Surrine went to West Texas to join Stevens as part of the staff for the Pecos League Southern Division Champion Alpine Cowboys.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Billy Crowe

Catching Coach/Bench Coach

Billy Crowe

Coach Crowe is TC3's catching coach while also working with the hitters. A conference all star while at Bath-Haverling High, Crowe played two seasons at TC3, earning all-MSAC honors before finishing his collegiate career at Virginia Wesleyan University. He played professionally for two seasons under Coach Stevens with the Alpine Cowboys and coached at Cox High in Virignia Beach before joing the TC3 staff.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Colby Gee

Hitting Coach

Colby Gee

Coach Gee primarily works with the Panther hitters while also serving as the base running coach. Gee was an All-IAC performer for the Dryden Lions in high school before joining the Ithaca College baseball program. While a Bomber, he earned multiple All-Empire 8 Team honors and helped to lead Ithaca to the 2013 NCAA Division III World Series. He played profesionally under Coach Stevens in 2014 for the Alpine Cowboys and is still a member of the Cowboys in 2015.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Corey Hollenbeck

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Coach Hollenbeck serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, combined a broad range of experience with athletics with his physical therapy and personal training background. He played baseball at TC3 before transferring to SUNY Brockport for a year studying kinesiology and pre-physical therapy. Coach Hollenbeck graduated from Pennsylvania State University after studying adventure-based programming. Following graduation he became part owner of Valor Strength and Conditioning in Ithaca, where he has trained over 10 professional baseball players and dozens of college/high school athletes in the offseason.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Alan Kress

Student Assistant

Alan Kress

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2014 Men's Baseball

Panthers Drop Final Doubleheader

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to an end Thursday with the Panthers dropping a doubleheader at SUNY Broome, 4-3 and 8-4. TC3 ends the season with a record of 6-21 in Region III West Division and 6-26 overall.


Panthers Drop Final Doubleheader

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to an end Thursday with the Panthers dropping a doubleheader at SUNY Broome, 4-3 and 8-4. TC3 ends the season with a record of 6-21 in Region III West Division and 6-26 overall.


Panthers Waste Record-Setting Performance

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Despite a record-setting performance on the mound, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a road doubleheader Tuesday, losing to Corning Community College 3-2 and 7-2. TC3’s record is now 6-19 in Region III West Division and 6-24 overall. The final doubleheader of the season is Thursday at SUNY Broome.

The first game is where the record book was rewritten, courtesy of pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam). Dufel entered the game a single strikeout short of the TC3 single-season record for K’s, and he recorded that with the first batter. But the freshman didn’t stop there, going on to strike out 11, a new TC3 single-game record. The effort nearly produced a win, thanks to a two-RBI single by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) in the third inning. Corning scored a single run in the bottom of the third, but the score held at 2-1 into the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, Dufel got the first two batters out on six pitches, but with two outs, the next Corning batter worked a walk, and then came around to score the tying run on a triple that was hit after Corning was down to its last strike. Dufel again got ahead of the final batter, but again the Corning hitter connected with two strikes, driving in the winning run with a single.

Dufel’s final line was 6.2 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, and 11 strikeouts.

The second game saw TC3 score a run in the top of the first inning, but Corning answered with three in the bottom. The anthers plated a run in the second, but Corning added to its lead with a run in the second, two in the third, and a final score in the fourth.

Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) went 2-for-4 as the only Panther with multiple hits. Jordan Buckley (Tuxedo H.S./Greenwood Lake) took the loss despite striking out four over four innings.


Panthers Waste Record-Setting Performance

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Despite a record-setting performance on the mound, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a road doubleheader Tuesday, losing to Corning Community College 3-2 and 7-2. TC3’s record is now 6-19 in Region III West Division and 6-24 overall. The final doubleheader of the season is Thursday at SUNY Broome.

The first game is where the record book was rewritten, courtesy of pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam). Dufel entered the game a single strikeout short of the TC3 single-season record for K’s, and he recorded that with the first batter. But the freshman didn’t stop there, going on to strike out 11, a new TC3 single-game record. The effort nearly produced a win, thanks to a two-RBI single by Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) in the third inning. Corning scored a single run in the bottom of the third, but the score held at 2-1 into the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, Dufel got the first two batters out on six pitches, but with two outs, the next Corning batter worked a walk, and then came around to score the tying run on a triple that was hit after Corning was down to its last strike. Dufel again got ahead of the final batter, but again the Corning hitter connected with two strikes, driving in the winning run with a single.

Dufel’s final line was 6.2 innings, seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, and 11 strikeouts.

The second game saw TC3 score a run in the top of the first inning, but Corning answered with three in the bottom. The anthers plated a run in the second, but Corning added to its lead with a run in the second, two in the third, and a final score in the fourth.

Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) went 2-for-4 as the only Panther with multiple hits. Jordan Buckley (Tuxedo H.S./Greenwood Lake) took the loss despite striking out four over four innings.


Walk-Off Win for Panthers

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The final home game of the season provided plenty of excitement for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers rallied for a 5-4, walk-off win over Finger Lakes Community College Sunday. The visiting Lakers won the opening game of the doubleheader, 7-5, meaning TC3’s record is now 6-17 in Region III West Division and 6-22 overall. Finger Lakes ends the day 12-10 in division and 18-19 overall.

In game one TC3 came up short with its late-inning rally. The Panthers trailed 6-2 after five innings, but scored twice in the sixth to make it a two-run game. Finger Lakes scored in the seventh, but TC3 scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, and had two runners on base when the final out was recorded. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Aaron Hitt (McGraw H.S./McGraw) went 2-for-3 with a double.

Game two again saw Finger Lakes take the lead, scoring three in the top of the second and another in the fourth. The Panthers plated single runs in the second, third, fourth, and fifth to tie the score at 4-4. After a scoreless sixth, Finger Lakes had the potential go-ahead run thrown out at home to end the top of the seventh, setting the stage for the dramatic finish.

In the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) led off by drawing a walk. Pinch-runner Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) stole second with one out, and moved to third on a single by Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty). Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) came through in the clutch, lifting a sacrifice fly to score Joseph with the game winner.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) went 2-for-4. Jordan Buckley (Tuxedo H.S./Greenwood Lake) earned the win, pitching two scoreless innings in relief, striking out two.

TC3 enters the final week of the season, with doubleheaders at Corning Community College on Tuesday and SUNY Broome Thursday.


Walk-Off Win for Panthers

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The final home game of the season provided plenty of excitement for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team as the Panthers rallied for a 5-4, walk-off win over Finger Lakes Community College Sunday. The visiting Lakers won the opening game of the doubleheader, 7-5, meaning TC3’s record is now 6-17 in Region III West Division and 6-22 overall. Finger Lakes ends the day 12-10 in division and 18-19 overall.

In game one TC3 came up short with its late-inning rally. The Panthers trailed 6-2 after five innings, but scored twice in the sixth to make it a two-run game. Finger Lakes scored in the seventh, but TC3 scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, and had two runners on base when the final out was recorded. Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Aaron Hitt (McGraw H.S./McGraw) went 2-for-3 with a double.

Game two again saw Finger Lakes take the lead, scoring three in the top of the second and another in the fourth. The Panthers plated single runs in the second, third, fourth, and fifth to tie the score at 4-4. After a scoreless sixth, Finger Lakes had the potential go-ahead run thrown out at home to end the top of the seventh, setting the stage for the dramatic finish.

In the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Brandon Pollack (Groton H.S./Groton) led off by drawing a walk. Pinch-runner Bryan Joseph (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) stole second with one out, and moved to third on a single by Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty). Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) came through in the clutch, lifting a sacrifice fly to score Joseph with the game winner.

Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) went 2-for-4. Jordan Buckley (Tuxedo H.S./Greenwood Lake) earned the win, pitching two scoreless innings in relief, striking out two.

TC3 enters the final week of the season, with doubleheaders at Corning Community College on Tuesday and SUNY Broome Thursday.


Panthers Upend Finger Lakes

Thursday, May 01, 2014

TC3 baseball

Strong pitching and timely hitting helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a 2-1 win over Finger Lakes Community College Thursday. The second game was rained out in the first inning. TC3 is now 5-21 overall and 5-16 in the Region III West Division. Finger Lakes is now 15-18 overall and 9-10 in the West Division.

TC3 pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam) tossed the complete game, working through trouble most of the way. In the first inning, Finger Lakes put two runners in scoring position, but a pick off took care of one, and the other was stranded on third. The Lakers loaded the bases with one out in the second, but Dufel got out of the jam with back-to-back strikeouts. In the bottom of the second, the Panthers, and Mother Nature, got on the board.

Chris Abreu (In-Tech Academy/Bronx) opened the frame with a walk, and moved to second and third on consecutive groundouts. With Abreu on third, the light rain picked up force, and a 40-minute rain delay followed. Once play resumed, Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) blooped a hit just in front of the left fielder, scoring Abreu and giving the Panthers the 1-0 lead.

In the top of the third, two batters reached base, but Dufel again kept the scoreboard clean. In the bottom, Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) stroked a single and moved to second on with two outs. For the second straight inning, a Panther came through – this time it was Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) driving in the run with a single to right. It would be the last TC3 run, but Dufel would make it stand, setting down the Lakers in order in the fourth and not allowing a runner past first in the fifth and sixth. A 1-2-3 seventh sealed the win for the home team.

Dufel finished the game with six strike outs, scattering six hits and allowing just a single unearned run. Jester went 2-for-3, collecting half of TC3’s hits.

The two teams are scheduled to play again Sunday at TC3, a make-up from Tuesday’s rain out.


PPD to 5/4

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The doubleheader scheduled to be played at Finger Lakes Community College has been rained out. The doubleheader has been changed to Sunday, May 4, and will be played at TC3. The two teams also hope to play their already-schedule doubleheader Thursday in Dryden.


Panthers Upended by Regional Power

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team ran up against one of the top teams in the region this weekend, dropping a pair of games at home Sunday. TC3 fell to Niagara County Community College by scores of 8-3 and 17-0. After dropping four games to Niagara this weekend, TC3 is now 4-21 overall and 4-16 in the Region III West Division. Niagara is and 16-2 in region and 23-11 overall.

In both games the Panthers were done in by bad third innings. Game one saw TC3 give up five runs on four hits and three walks in the third inning, making the score 7-0. TC3 came back with two in the bottom of the inning and another run in the sixth to pull within 7-3, but a final Niagara run in the seventh made the final score 8-3. Game two was scoreless until the third, when Niagara again scored five runs to take control of the game. Two more Niagara runs in the fourth made it 7-0, but the visitors broke the game wide open with 10 runs in the sixth.

TC3 managed eight hits on the day, with Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) going 2-for-3 as part of the six TC3 hits in game one and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) accounting for all of TC3’s hits in game two, going 2-for-3. Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) drove in two runs in the opener.

The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday

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Panthers Upended by Regional Power

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team ran up against one of the top teams in the region this weekend, dropping a pair of games at home Sunday. TC3 fell to Niagara County Community College by scores of 8-3 and 17-0. After dropping four games to Niagara this weekend, TC3 is now 4-21 overall and 4-16 in the Region III West Division. Niagara is and 16-2 in region and 23-11 overall.

In both games the Panthers were done in by bad third innings. Game one saw TC3 give up five runs on four hits and three walks in the third inning, making the score 7-0. TC3 came back with two in the bottom of the inning and another run in the sixth to pull within 7-3, but a final Niagara run in the seventh made the final score 8-3. Game two was scoreless until the third, when Niagara again scored five runs to take control of the game. Two more Niagara runs in the fourth made it 7-0, but the visitors broke the game wide open with 10 runs in the sixth.

TC3 managed eight hits on the day, with Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) going 2-for-3 as part of the six TC3 hits in game one and Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) accounting for all of TC3’s hits in game two, going 2-for-3. Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) drove in two runs in the opener.

The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday

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Two Saturday Losses at Niagara

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday was a rough day for the TC3 baseball team as the Panthers dropped a pair at Niagara County Community College, 10-0 and 16-2. The sweep leaves TC3 with a record of 4-19 overall and 4-14 in the West Division. Niagara, one of the top teams in the nation, is now 21-11 overall and 14-2 in the West.

The two teams square off again Sunday in Dryden. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.


Two Saturday Losses at Niagara

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday was a rough day for the TC3 baseball team as the Panthers dropped a pair at Niagara County Community College, 10-0 and 16-2. The sweep leaves TC3 with a record of 4-19 overall and 4-14 in the West Division. Niagara, one of the top teams in the nation, is now 21-11 overall and 14-2 in the West.

The two teams square off again Sunday in Dryden. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.


Another Doubleheader Split for Panthers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the third straight doubleheader, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team finished the day with a 1-1 record. Thursday at home, the Panthers won the first game against Jamestown Community College, 4-1, but lost the second game 17-5. TC3 is now 4-17 overall and 4-12 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown is 7-20 overall and 3-13 in division.

In all three of the doubleheader splits, the Panthers have won the first game. In Thursday’s opener, pitcher Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) gave the Panthers a quality outing, allowing just two hits while striking out four over seven innings. The offense made it stand up, with four runs on nine hits. TC3 scored twice in both the first and second innings, led by Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) recording hits and scoring runs in each frame. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) each also had two hits in game one.

The defense faltered badly in game two, with the Panthers committing six errors that led to 14 unearned runs. The big blow came in the fourth inning, when the visitors scored nine runs, all unearned. Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.) finished the game 3-for-3 while Jester went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

The Panthers play at Niagara County Community College Saturday before returning home to host the Thunder Wolves Sunday.


Another Doubleheader Split for Panthers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the third straight doubleheader, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team finished the day with a 1-1 record. Thursday at home, the Panthers won the first game against Jamestown Community College, 4-1, but lost the second game 17-5. TC3 is now 4-17 overall and 4-12 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown is 7-20 overall and 3-13 in division.

In all three of the doubleheader splits, the Panthers have won the first game. In Thursday’s opener, pitcher Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) gave the Panthers a quality outing, allowing just two hits while striking out four over seven innings. The offense made it stand up, with four runs on nine hits. TC3 scored twice in both the first and second innings, led by Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) recording hits and scoring runs in each frame. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) each also had two hits in game one.

The defense faltered badly in game two, with the Panthers committing six errors that led to 14 unearned runs. The big blow came in the fourth inning, when the visitors scored nine runs, all unearned. Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.) finished the game 3-for-3 while Jester went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

The Panthers play at Niagara County Community College Saturday before returning home to host the Thunder Wolves Sunday.


Panthers Win Extra-Innings Thriller

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team earned a doubleheader split at Jamestown Community College Tuesday, winning a thrilling opener 8-4 in eight innings before dropping the second game 10-0 in five innings. TC3 is now 3-16 overall and 3-11 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown stands at 6-19 overall and 2-12 in division.

Game one opened with the first four TC3 batters reaching base and coming around to score. Jamestown chipped away with single runs in the bottom of the first and second, and completed the comeback with two runs in the fourth to tie the score at 4-4. Neither team could cross the plate over the next three innings, but in the first extra frame, the top of the TC3 lineup came through again. In the eighth, Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk), Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty), Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.), and Chris Abreu (In-Tech Academy/Bronx) went each scored for the second time, giving the Panthers an 8-4 lead. Pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam) capped the game with a scoreless eighth, his fourth straight scoreless inning. Dufel pitched the complete game, striking out seven along the way.

The timely offense and strong pitching disappeared in game two, as the home team scored early and often. Jamestown tallied three in the first and five in the second, and then ended the game with single runs in the fourth and fifth. The Panthers managed just five hits, with no player recording more than a single knock.

The Panthers and Jayhawks are scheduled for another doubleheader Thursday in Dryden.


Panthers Win Extra-Innings Thriller

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team earned a doubleheader split at Jamestown Community College Tuesday, winning a thrilling opener 8-4 in eight innings before dropping the second game 10-0 in five innings. TC3 is now 3-16 overall and 3-11 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown stands at 6-19 overall and 2-12 in division.

Game one opened with the first four TC3 batters reaching base and coming around to score. Jamestown chipped away with single runs in the bottom of the first and second, and completed the comeback with two runs in the fourth to tie the score at 4-4. Neither team could cross the plate over the next three innings, but in the first extra frame, the top of the TC3 lineup came through again. In the eighth, Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk), Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty), Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.), and Chris Abreu (In-Tech Academy/Bronx) went each scored for the second time, giving the Panthers an 8-4 lead. Pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam) capped the game with a scoreless eighth, his fourth straight scoreless inning. Dufel pitched the complete game, striking out seven along the way.

The timely offense and strong pitching disappeared in game two, as the home team scored early and often. Jamestown tallied three in the first and five in the second, and then ended the game with single runs in the fourth and fifth. The Panthers managed just five hits, with no player recording more than a single knock.

The Panthers and Jayhawks are scheduled for another doubleheader Thursday in Dryden.


Panthers Snap Skid with Win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team snapped its eight-game skid Thursday with a 5-4 win over SUNY Broome in the first game of a home doubleheader. The visiting Hornets took game two 19-8 to earn the split. TC3 is now 2-15 overall and 2-10 in the Region III West Division. Broome stands at 8-8 overall and 6-2 in division.

The Panthers did all their game-one scoring in the second inning, erasing an early 2-0 deficit. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) delivered the big blow, a bases-loaded triple that scored three of the team’s five runs. Freshman pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam) made the runs stand, tossing the complete game, striking out nine and allowing just five hits and one earned run. Pfund finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate while Chris Abreu (In-Tech Academy/Bronx) went 3-for-3 with a double.

Things didn’t go as well in game two, as Broome scored eight in the first and three in the second to take a big lead. TC3 did respond, scoring twice in the bottom of the second, five times in the third and another in the fourth to pull within three at 11-8 heading into the fifth. The fifth proved to be the end, however, as Broome took advantage of control problems on the mound to score eight runs. A scoreless bottom of the fifth for the Panthers ended the game with a final score of 19-8. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Pfund went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) also finished with two hits, going 2-for-3.

The Panthers are off for the holiday weekend before hosting Jamestown Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Snap Skid with Win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TC3 baseball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team snapped its eight-game skid Thursday with a 5-4 win over SUNY Broome in the first game of a home doubleheader. The visiting Hornets took game two 19-8 to earn the split. TC3 is now 2-15 overall and 2-10 in the Region III West Division. Broome stands at 8-8 overall and 6-2 in division.

The Panthers did all their game-one scoring in the second inning, erasing an early 2-0 deficit. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) delivered the big blow, a bases-loaded triple that scored three of the team’s five runs. Freshman pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam) made the runs stand, tossing the complete game, striking out nine and allowing just five hits and one earned run. Pfund finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate while Chris Abreu (In-Tech Academy/Bronx) went 3-for-3 with a double.

Things didn’t go as well in game two, as Broome scored eight in the first and three in the second to take a big lead. TC3 did respond, scoring twice in the bottom of the second, five times in the third and another in the fourth to pull within three at 11-8 heading into the fifth. The fifth proved to be the end, however, as Broome took advantage of control problems on the mound to score eight runs. A scoreless bottom of the fifth for the Panthers ended the game with a final score of 19-8. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Pfund went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) also finished with two hits, going 2-for-3.

The Panthers are off for the holiday weekend before hosting Jamestown Community College Tuesday.


PPD to 5/8

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday's baseball doubleheader at SUNY Broome had been postponed. The games will be made up the last week of the regular season.


Panthers Drop Home Doubleheader

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The struggles continued for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Sunday as the Panthers dropped two to Erie Community College, 11-6 and 13-2. TC3 drops to 1-14 overall and 1-9 in Region III.

Game one was a two-run game heading into the fifth, but Erie scored six times to blow it open. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) paced the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had a good game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) also went 2-for-4, scoring twice from the leadoff spot.

In the nightcap, a nine-run third inning broke open what had been a one-run game. Pfund had another strong game, going 3-for-3 with a solo home run. Steven Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-3 for the Panthers.

TC3 plays at SUNY Broome Tuesday.


Panthers Drop Home Doubleheader

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The struggles continued for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Sunday as the Panthers dropped two to Erie Community College, 11-6 and 13-2. TC3 drops to 1-14 overall and 1-9 in Region III.

Game one was a two-run game heading into the fifth, but Erie scored six times to blow it open. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) paced the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had a good game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) also went 2-for-4, scoring twice from the leadoff spot.

In the nightcap, a nine-run third inning broke open what had been a one-run game. Pfund had another strong game, going 3-for-3 with a solo home run. Steven Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego) went 2-for-3 for the Panthers.

TC3 plays at SUNY Broome Tuesday.


Panthers Swept at Erie

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The road was rough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Saturday as the Panthers were swept in a doubleheader against Erie Community College. The losses, 13-3 and 4-2, leave TC3’s record at 1-12 overall and 1-7 in Region III.

The game one final score was misleading, as the Panthers led most of the way. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead. The Panthers held the lead until the bottom of the fifth when Erie moved ahead with a five-run rally. The Kats ended the game with another rally in the sixth.

Game two saw Erie take a 2-0 lead in the first, but the Panthers answered with two in the second. The home team broke the tie in the third and added another run in the fifth to make the final 4-2. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) had a good game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) pitched well in defeat, striking out three while going the distance.

TC3 plays host to the Kats Sunday.


Panthers Swept at Erie

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The road was rough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Saturday as the Panthers were swept in a doubleheader against Erie Community College. The losses, 13-3 and 4-2, leave TC3’s record at 1-12 overall and 1-7 in Region III.

The game one final score was misleading, as the Panthers led most of the way. Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead. The Panthers held the lead until the bottom of the fifth when Erie moved ahead with a five-run rally. The Kats ended the game with another rally in the sixth.

Game two saw Erie take a 2-0 lead in the first, but the Panthers answered with two in the second. The home team broke the tie in the third and added another run in the fifth to make the final 4-2. Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) had a good game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) pitched well in defeat, striking out three while going the distance.

TC3 plays host to the Kats Sunday.


Panthers Drop Home Doubleheader

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games at home Thursday, falling to Onondaga Community College 11-1 and 8-4. The Panthers are now 1-5 in Region III and 1-9 overall. Onondaga, the top ranked team in Region III, is now 16-6 overall and 6-0 in regional play.

Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) drove in the lone TC3 run in the opener, singling to score Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) in the second inning. The score brought the Panthers to within 4-1 at the time, but the Lazers extended the lead over the next two innings, and then capped the scoring with three runs in the seventh.

The second game provided more action for the home fans, as a home run by Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) in the second inning tied the score at 2-2. Both teams scored twice in the third, and after a scoreless fourth, the game remained knotted at 4-4. Onondaga reclaimed the lead with two runs in the fifth, and then scored twice more in the seventh to secure the win.

Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) led the attack in game two by going 2-for-4.

TC3 plays at Erie Community College Saturday before returning home to host the Kats Sunday.


Panthers Drop Home Doubleheader

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games at home Thursday, falling to Onondaga Community College 11-1 and 8-4. The Panthers are now 1-5 in Region III and 1-9 overall. Onondaga, the top ranked team in Region III, is now 16-6 overall and 6-0 in regional play.

Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) drove in the lone TC3 run in the opener, singling to score Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) in the second inning. The score brought the Panthers to within 4-1 at the time, but the Lazers extended the lead over the next two innings, and then capped the scoring with three runs in the seventh.

The second game provided more action for the home fans, as a home run by Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) in the second inning tied the score at 2-2. Both teams scored twice in the third, and after a scoreless fourth, the game remained knotted at 4-4. Onondaga reclaimed the lead with two runs in the fifth, and then scored twice more in the seventh to secure the win.

Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) led the attack in game two by going 2-for-4.

TC3 plays at Erie Community College Saturday before returning home to host the Kats Sunday.


Panthers Swept at Onondaga

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team had a rough day Tuesday, getting swept at Onondaga Community College by scores of 13-0 and 14-4. The losses drop TC3 to 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Onondaga, the top ranked team in Region III, improves to 14-6 overall and 4-0 in the West Division.

The Panthers and Lazers will hook up again for another doubleheader Thursday in Dryden.


Panthers Swept at Onondaga

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team had a rough day Tuesday, getting swept at Onondaga Community College by scores of 13-0 and 14-4. The losses drop TC3 to 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the NJCAA Region III West Division. Onondaga, the top ranked team in Region III, improves to 14-6 overall and 4-0 in the West Division.

The Panthers and Lazers will hook up again for another doubleheader Thursday in Dryden.


Panthers Open Region Play with Split

Sunday, April 06, 2014

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team opened up Region III pay Sunday with a doubleheader split with Corning Community College. The Panthers dropped game one 5-1 before winning the second game by a final score of 14-6. TC3 is now 1-1 in Region III and 1-5 overall. Corning stands at 3-7 overall and 1-1 in regional play.

The opener was scoreless until the third, when Corning took advantage of a pair of errors to score three times. The Panthers got one back in the bottom of the fourth when Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) singled with two outs, and eventually came around to score on a wild pitch. The score remained 3-1 until Corning tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh. The Panthers put runners on in each of the final three innings, but couldn’t score, making the final 5-1.

Pitcher Zach Dufel (Amsterdam H.S./Amsterdam) was the hard-luck loser, allowing four hits and just two earned runs while striking out eight. Offensively, TC3 managed just three hits in game one. Game two saw the Panthers pass that total in the first inning.

After pitcher Tyler Mattoon (Lansing H.S./Lansing) set Corning down in order in the top of the first, the home team went to work. The first four batters had hits, and all would come around and score. A walk, a hit batsman, and a wild pitch contributed to a fifth run scoring, making it 5-0 after the first inning. Corning scored an unearned run in the second, but TC3 went back on the offensive in the bottom of the second, scoring five more runs on four hits and three Corning errors to put the game away. The visitors would score three in the third and another in the fourth, but TC3 cemented the win with a run in the third and three in the fifth. Corning scored the game’s final run in the sixth, making the final score 14-6.

Mattoon earned the win, striking out five while allowing four earned runs. All nine Panthers in the lineup had hits, with Chris Abreu (In-Tech Academy/Bronx), Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), Steve Tatich (Owego Free Academy/Owego), and Sam Allen (Moravia H.S./Moravia) each collecting two hits. Fogg and Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) each drove in three runs, and Dozier led the team with four runs scored.

TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Tuesday.


PPD to 5/6

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Saturday's doubleheader at Corning Community College has been postponed. The doubleheader is now scheduled for Tuesday, May 6 at 2 p.m.


Canceled

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The game with Ithaca College JV scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 has been canceled due to field conditions.


Canceled

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, March 30 vs. Ithaca College J.V. has been canceled due to weather/field conditions.


Panthers End Spring Trip Winless

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team wrapped up its spring break trip Friday with two more games against Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville. The Panthers showed positive signs both offensively and defensively, but couldn’t stop the Division II Cardinals from handing TC3 a pair of defeats, both by the score of 12-2. TC3 ends the spring break trip 0-5, with three losses against Division II Catonsville.

The Panthers had five hits in each game, with Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) leading the way by going 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI on the day. Seven other Panthers collected a hit, with Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) driving in two.

On the mound, TC3 pitchers struggled with control, but managed to limit Catonsville to just seven hits in the opener and six in the nightcap. Ultimately control issues (19 walks) and shaky defense (eight errors that contributed to 13 unearned runs) did in the Panthers, but the team showed signs of improvement over the three day road trip.

TC3 returns to Dryden, hoping to start the home schedule Sunday, March 30 vs. Ithaca College JV.


Panthers End Spring Trip Winless

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team wrapped up its spring break trip Friday with two more games against Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville. The Panthers showed positive signs both offensively and defensively, but couldn’t stop the Division II Cardinals from handing TC3 a pair of defeats, both by the score of 12-2. TC3 ends the spring break trip 0-5, with three losses against Division II Catonsville.

The Panthers had five hits in each game, with Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) leading the way by going 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI on the day. Seven other Panthers collected a hit, with Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) driving in two.

On the mound, TC3 pitchers struggled with control, but managed to limit Catonsville to just seven hits in the opener and six in the nightcap. Ultimately control issues (19 walks) and shaky defense (eight errors that contributed to 13 unearned runs) did in the Panthers, but the team showed signs of improvement over the three day road trip.

TC3 returns to Dryden, hoping to start the home schedule Sunday, March 30 vs. Ithaca College JV.


Panthers Shut Out by D-II Ace

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team continued its spring break trip Thursday with a game against Division II at Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville. After weather changed the scheduled doubleheader into a single game, the home team handed TC3 a 10-0 defeat, dropping the Panthers to 0-3 on the year. Catonsville improves to 4-7.

The Panthers couldn’t get any offense going against the ace of the home team’s pitching staff. Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Downsville) picked up TC3’s lone hit. Three others reached base via walks, and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) registered a stolen base.

The two teams are scheduled to face off again Friday with a doubleheader.


Panthers Open Season in New Jersey

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday saw the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team step on a baseball field for the first time this season, as the Panthers traveled to New Jersey to take on Cumberland County College. In addition to the home field advantage, Cumberland had the advantage of having played 15 games prior to today, winning ten of them against high level opponents. Not surprisingly, the result was a pair of losses for TC3, as Cumberland won 10-0 and 12-2. Cumberland is now 12-5 while TC3 is 0-2.

Each game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule. In the opener, Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) had the lone hit for TC3, leading off the fourth with a single and getting stranded at second after picking up the team’s first stolen base.

In the second game, Dozier again provided offensive highlights, but he wasn’t alone. Dozier went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run batted in. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) also went 2-for-3, Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) drove in a run and Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) doubled while going 1-for-1 with a walk.

TC3 continues its spring break trip by playing at Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Thursday and Friday. The Panthers are scheduled to play doubleheaders against the Division II team both days.


Panthers Open Season in New Jersey

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday saw the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team step on a baseball field for the first time this season, as the Panthers traveled to New Jersey to take on Cumberland County College. In addition to the home field advantage, Cumberland had the advantage of having played 15 games prior to today, winning ten of them against high level opponents. Not surprisingly, the result was a pair of losses for TC3, as Cumberland won 10-0 and 12-2. Cumberland is now 12-5 while TC3 is 0-2.

Each game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule. In the opener, Davyon Dozier (Brooks Debartolo Collegiate H.S./Tampa, Fla.) had the lone hit for TC3, leading off the fourth with a single and getting stranded at second after picking up the team’s first stolen base.

In the second game, Dozier again provided offensive highlights, but he wasn’t alone. Dozier went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run batted in. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) also went 2-for-3, Wilson Montalvo (Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx) drove in a run and Jeremy Fredenburg (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) doubled while going 1-for-1 with a walk.

TC3 continues its spring break trip by playing at Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Thursday and Friday. The Panthers are scheduled to play doubleheaders against the Division II team both days.


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