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Panthers Complete Sweep with Walk Off

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A walk-off RBI single by Alex Evans (Stillwater H.S./Stillwater) in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team a doubleheader sweep of Jefferson Community College Wednesday. Playing at Hoy Field on the Cornell University campus, Tompkins Cortland took game one 4-3 before winning the nightcap 6-5. The Panthers are now 5-4 while Jefferson falls to 0-4.

Both games provided plenty of excitement. In the opener, Jefferson took leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but both times the Panthers answered to tie the game. In the bottom of the fourth the Panthers finally took the lead, with Chris Miccuci (Auburn H.S./Auburn) driving in Joel Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with two outs to make the score 3-2. A triple by Andrew Babcock (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to start the bottom of the fifth led to what proved to be an important insurance run, making the score 4-2 heading into the sixth.

In the sixth starter Matt Morgan (McGraw H.S./McGraw) turned the ball over the bullpen after a solid five innings of work. Derek Beeching (Brookfield H.S./Waterville) worked a scoreless sixth to set things up for closer Justin Barber (Brookfield H.S./Waterville) working with a two-run lead, Barber got two quick outs before allowing back-to-back singles. A balk plated a run and moved the potential tying run to third, but Barber was able to induce an infield pop out to end the game.

Morgan earned the win, allowing two earned runs while striking out six. Babcock’s triple was the lone extra-base hit of the game for the Panthers, as the winners played opportunistic baseball: three of the four runs came with two-outs.

Given the drama of game one, it should have come as no surprise that the result of game two would come down to the final batter. But it didn’t seem like it would early on.

In the top of the first inning, Jefferson took advantage of a hit batter, a walk, a triple, and a groundout to score three runs. A single by the next batter kept the Cannoneers on the attack, but a big double play turned by shortstop Manny Rojas (Santo Domingo, D.R.) and second baseman Justin Perez (RHAM/Hebron, Conn.) kept the damage to just three runs. In the bottom of the first, the first two Panthers struck out before a huge two-out rally. A single by Charlie Hammel (Rush-Henrietta H.S./Rochester) started the rally, followed by a hit batter and a RBI single by Garret Hunter (Cox H.S./Virginia Beach, Va.) made the score 3-1. After another single loaded the bases, Rojas came through with a long drive to the right-center gap, clearing the bases and giving the Panthers a 4-3 lead. After the rocky first, both starting pitchers settled down. From the second through fifth innings, Panthers starter Curtis Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) cruised, striking out six and only allowing one runner to reach second base. For Jefferson, their starter worked in and out of trouble, stranding six Panthers on the bases over three innings. Tompkins Cortland finally pushed a cross another run in the fifth to make the lead 5-3. In the sixth, Wilk recorded the first two outs before hitting a batter and giving up an RBI double that forced him from the game. With the potential tying run on second base, Ryan Farley (Cornwall H.S./Cornwall) came in got the last out on a pop up, ending the threat and preserving the 5-4 lead. After the Panthers again put a runner on base but couldn’t score in the bottom of the sixth, the game moved to the final inning. A lead-off single worked couple with a walk and another single helped move the tying run across the plate before a ground out and a strike out ended the Jefferson rally and set the stage for the day’s final dramatics.

The bottom of the inning started with Benedy Santos (Bronx) opened the inning by working a walk. A pair of wild pitches moved him to third, and after a strikeout, Evans came up as a pinch hitter. The sophomore came through, driving a 1-1 pitch over the left fielders head and scoring Santos with the game winner.

Wilk finished his day with 5.2 innings of work, striking out six and allowing four earned runs. Barber was credited with the win after Evans’ clutch hit. Hammel led he way at the plate going 3-for-4. Hunter and Rojas each finished 2-for-4 in game two.

After the win it was announced that Thursday’s scheduled game at Ithaca College has been postponed, leaving Tuesday at Finger Lakes Community College as the next game on the schedule.

Roster–

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown

Statistics–Men's Baseball

Men's Baseball

2017 Season

Overall (5-4)
West Division (0-0)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2016    

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

20 (2010)
18 (2012)
15 (2015)

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)
22 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

276 (2010)
238 (2015)
192 (2012)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

17 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
16 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
14 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)

Most Hits (Game)

20 (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
19 (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
17 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)

Most Hits (Season)

364 (2010)
320 (2012)
312 (2015)

Most Doubles (Game)

10 (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 5/1/10)
6 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)

Most Doubles (Season)

76 (2010)
67 (2015)
49 (2012)

Most Triples (Game)

2 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/29/10)
2 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 4/25/09)
2 (at Jamestown CC, 4/23/13)
2 (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)

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)
3 (vs. SUNY Broome, 4/16/15)

Most Home Runs (Season)

27 (2015)
14 (2010)
5 (2011)
5 (2014)

Most RBIs (Game)

20 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
20 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
15 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
15 (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)

Most RBIs (Season)

235 (2010)
196 (2015)
150 (2012)

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)
13 (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
12 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)

Most Walks (Season)

174 (2010)
146 (2008)
139 (2015)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Game)

15 (vs. Bronx CC, 3/16/15)
15 (vs. Queensborough CC, 3/17/15)
12 (vs. Corning CC, 4/12/15)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Season)

224 (2010)
198 (2015)
154 (2013)

Individual Records - Hitting

Most Hits (Game)

4 Rodney Jester (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
4 Malik Fogg (at SUNY Broome, 4/14/15)
4 Anthony Ferrezza (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
4 Paul Brenner (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
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)
52 Malik Fogg (2015)

Most Hits (Career)

86 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
76 Joey Flores (2011-12)
75 Malik Fogg (2014-15)

Highest Batting Average (Season)

.477 Malik Fogg (2015)
.443 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.423 Joey Flores (2011)

Highest Batting Average (Career)

.417 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.409 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.368 Kris Catino (2011-12)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Season)

.558 Malik Fogg (2015)
.485 Dustin Quick (2010)
.484 Anthony Siracusa (2010)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Career)

.502 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.476 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
.457 Jacob Newton (2008-09)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Season)

.908 Malik Fogg (2015)
.617 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.613 Dustin Sandberg (2010)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Career)

.739 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
.578 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.556 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)

Most Doubles (Game)

4 Malik Fogg (4/14/15)
3 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)
3 Rodney Jester (4/14/15)

Most Doubles (Season)

17 Dan Zambito (2010)
17 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
12 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
12 Malik Fogg (2015)

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)

11 Malik Fogg (2015)
7 Ty Christian (2015)
5 Dustin Sandberg (2010)

Most Home Runs (Career)

13 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
7 Ty Christian (2015)

Most RBIs (Game)

7 Dustin Sandberg (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
6 Malik Fogg (vs. Borough of Manhattan, 3/19/15)
5 Jonathan Frost (vs. Globe Institute, 3/18/15)
5 Malik Fogg, at SUNY Broome, 4/1415)
5 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca College 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)
44 Malik Fogg (2015)
35 Anthony Siracusa (2010)

Most RBIs (Career)

61 Malik Fogg (2014-15)
59 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
52 Dan Zambito (2009-10)

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)
42 Malik Fogg (2015)
40 Dan Zambito (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 Jonathan Frost (2015)
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)

12 Sam Allen (vs. Queensborough CC, 3/17/15)
12 Jonathan Frost (vs. Corning CC, 4/12/15)
11 Zach Dufel (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)

Most Strikeouts (Season)

54 Zach Dufel (2014)
45 Jonathan Frost (2015)
43 Anthony Siracusa (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)
81 Rodney Jester (2015)
80 Dan Zambito (2009)

Most Assists (Career)

148 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
137 Rodney Jester (2014-15)
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 has finished two seasons as head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at Tompkins Cortland from 2006 to 2010, took over as head coach for the 2014-15 academic year. His teams have shown steady progress and the program is poised to take the next step.

Stevens has built an impressive resume since starting his coaching career during his first stint at Tompkins Cortland. 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@tompkinscortland.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4493


Billy Crowe

Assistant Coach

2017 is Crowe's third year on the coaching staff, working with the catchers and infielders. A conference all star while at Bath-Haverling High, Crowe played two seasons at Tompkins Cortland, 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 Virginia Beach before joining the Panthers staff.

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Jacob Pittman

Assistant Coach

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Justin Penrose

Assistant Coach

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Alan Kress

Baseball Operations

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Alex Sanford

Student Assistant

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


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