2018 Baseball News

  • Eight Panthers Honored with Academic All-Region Designation
    July 05, 2018
    Eight Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Region by Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Bridger Carreau (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter H.S.), Nicole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.), Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia), Cecelia Swan (Cassadaga Valley/Cassadaga Valley H.S.), Ridge Walker (Moravia/Moravia), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
  • Two Gold Gloves for Panthers Baseball
    May 30, 2018
    Garret Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox H.S.) and Charlie Hammel (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta H.S.) have made history at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The sophomores were voted to the Region III Gold Glove team, becoming the first two Panthers baseball players ever honored for their defensive skills. Voting on the Gold Glove team was done by coaches from the 17 Region III teams, with the Region III selections now eligible for inclusion on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Team.
  • Babcock and Hunter Named All-MSAC
    May 22, 2018
    Two Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference baseball all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the six MSAC programs, Garret Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox H.S.) and Alex Babcock (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) were selected for the 15-player team.
  • Panthers Baseball Season Ends in NJCAA Region III Playoffs
    May 12, 2018
    The most successful season in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball came to an end Saturday as the Panthers lost its opening round series in the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers, the #3 team in the West Division, traveled to Amsterdam, New York to take on the #2 team from the East Division, Hudson Valley Community College, and got swept 11-5 and 15-7 to lose the series to the Vikings. Tompkins Cortland’s season ends with a record of 22-16; Hudson Valley advances to the Region III Championship tournament next weekend with a record of 24-12.
  • Panthers Baseball Returns to NJCAA Region III Playoffs
    May 10, 2018
    For just the second time in the history of the program, and the first time since 2010, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team has qualified for the postseason. The Panthers finished the regular season in third place in the NJCAA Region III West Division and will now take on the second place finisher in the East Division, Hudson Valley Community College, in the first round of the regional playoffs. The Panthers and Vikings will square off in a best two-out-of-three series this weekend in the Capitol District. The teams will play two nine-inning games on Saturday with a final game on Sunday, if needed. The winner will advance to the regional final four, which is played as a double-elimination tournament starting Friday, May 11 in Little Falls.
  • Panthers Sweep Onondaga to Earn Trip to Baseball Playoffs
    May 08, 2018
    For the first time since 2010, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team is heading to the playoffs. The Panthers qualified for the NJCAA Region III postseason by sweeping Onondaga Community College in the regular season finale Tuesday, 5-1 and 7-6. The wins put the Panthers into third place in the West Division with a record of 15-10 in division. With other teams in the division playing their final games on Thursday, the Panthers could finish either second, third, or fourth in the West, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs. The wins over Onondaga improve the Panthers overall record to 22-14, the most wins in a season in the history of the program.
  • Playoff Hopes Still Alive as Baseball Takes Two from Broome
    May 06, 2018
    The playoff hopes of the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team are alive and well. On Sunday, the Panthers completed a weekend sweep of four games from SUNY Broome Community College, taking both ends of the home doubleheader by scores of 4-2. The wins move the Panthers to 20-14 overall and 13-10 in the West Division. With just two games left, the Panthers are now in position to control their own destiny – a pair of wins over Onondaga Community College on Tuesday would put the Panthers in position to return to the Region III playoffs for the first time since 2010.
  • Baseball Sweeps Broome on the Road
    May 05, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team picked up a pair of big wins Saturday as the Panthers fight to keep their playoff hopes alive. Playing at SUNY Broome Community College, the Panthers won 5-1 and 4-3 to improve to 18-14 overall and 11-10 in the West Division. More importantly, the Panthers moved into fifth place in the West, just one place out of a playoff position heading into the final few days of the regular season. Broome drops to 6-18 overall and 6-14 in the West.
  • Woods Pitches Panthers to Split with Finger Lakes
    May 04, 2018
    A complete game shutout for sophomore pitcher Jake Woods (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a split of a doubleheader with Finger Lakes Community College Friday. The Panthers won the opener 4-0 before dropping the second game 11-7. The Panthers are now 16-14 overall and 8-10 in the West Division. Finger Lakes is 16-22 overall and 12-12 in the West.
  • Thursday Home Baseball Cancelled
    May 03, 2018
    Thursday's home baseball doubleheader with Jamestown has been cancelled due to the threat of bad weather. The Panthers look to return to the field Friday at home vs. Finger Lakes.
  • Panthers Baseball Takes Two at Jamestown
    May 01, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of Jamestown Community College. The Panthers topped the Jayhawks on the road, 4-2 and 9-2 to improve to 15-13 overall and 8-9. Jamestown 7-17 overall and 7-15 in the West Division. The top four teams in the West Division advance to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. With ten games left on the schedule, the Panthers are currently in sixth place in the division, 2.5 games out of fourth place.
  • Rough Day for Panthers
    April 29, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team’s worst day of the year came Sunday at nationally ranked Niagara County Community College as the Panthers lost 20-2 and 10-0. The Panthers are now 13-13 overall and 6-9 in the West Division. Niagara, ranked fifth in the current NJCAA National Poll, is now 22-4 overall and 10-2 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Win Streak Snapped By Nation's #5 Team
    April 28, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team’s season-best five game winning streak came to an end Saturday as the Panthers lost to Niagara County Community College 8-3 in the opener of a scheduled doubleheader. The second was called due to rain, but the result of the first game leaves the Panthers with a record of 13-11 overall and 6-7 in the West Division. Niagara, ranked fifth in the current NJCAA National Poll, is now 20-4 overall and 8-2 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Sweep with Walk-Off and Pitching Gem
    April 26, 2018
    A walk-off in game one and a record-setting pitching performance from Ridge Walker (Moravia/Moravia H.S.) in game two powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Thursday. The Panthers won by scores of 6-5 and 4-0 to extend their current winning streak to five games, including four straight over Corning. The Panthers improve to 13-10 overall and 6-6 in the West Division. Corning is now 5-18 overall and 4-11 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Baseball Sweeps Corning on the Road
    April 24, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team never trailed in sweeping a doubleheader 5-3 and 8-3 at Corning Community College Tuesday. The Panthers improve to 11-10 overall and 4-6 in the West Division. Corning is now 5-15 overall and 4-8 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Bounce Back to Earn Doubleheader Split at Erie
    April 22, 2018
    After losing the opener in the home team’s final at bat, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team bounced back to win game two to earn a doubleheader split at Erie Community College Sunday. The Panthers lost 4-3 before winning 5-1, leaving the team’s record at 9-10 overall and 2-6 in the West Division. Erie is now 13-11 overall and 5-3 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Open Home Schedule with Split with Erie
    April 21, 2018
    Playing on their home field for the first time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team earned a doubleheader split with Erie Community College, winning game one 5-4 before dropping game two 5-0. The Panthers are now 8-9 overall and 1-5 in the West Division. Erie stands at 12-10 overall and 4-2 in the West Division.
  • Tuesday Baseball and Softball Postponed
    April 16, 2018
    The baseball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at Genesee Community College and the softball doubleheader scheduled to be played at Fulton-Montgomery Community College have been postponed due to the weather and field conditions. The softball team will look to play on Wednesday, April 18 at FMCC. No makeup date has been set for baseball.
  • Panthers Get Work In for Pitching Staff at Ithaca
    April 15, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team entered its non-region game Sunday against Ithaca College JV as a good opportunity for the pitching staff to get in some work. The result was eight pitchers seeing time on the mound in a 6-2 loss to the Bombers.
  • Thursday Baseball and Softball Postponed
    April 12, 2018
    The baseball and softball games scheduled for Thursday, April 12 have been postponed due to the weather and field conditions.
  • Panthers Swept at Finger Lakes
    April 10, 2018
    Despite a very promising start to the day, the end results were disappointing for the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team Tuesday. Playing at Finger Lakes Community College, the Panthers lost both ends of the doubleheader, 5-4 and 16-6. The Panthers are now 7-8 overall and 0-4 in the West Division on the year while Finger Lakes is 8-6 overall and 4-0 in the West Division.
  • Panthers Swept on the Road at Onondaga
    April 08, 2018
    After a week of games postponed due to the weather, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team finally got on the field Sunday. Playing in wintry conditions on the turf at Onondaga Community College, the Panthers struggled to find any rhythm while getting swept by scores of 4-2 and 7-6, with the second game going 12 innings. The Panthers are now 7-5 overall and 0-2 in the West Division on the year while Onondaga is 9-8 overall and 3-1 in the West Division.
  • Baseball Home DH with Onondaga Postponed
    April 06, 2018
    The home doubleheader with Onondaga Community College scheduled for Saturday, April 7 has been postponed due to the weather and field conditions. The home games are rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8 starting at 2 p.m.. The Panthers still hope to take on the Lazers Sunday in Syracuse in the scheduled doubleheader.
  • Another Postponement for Panthers Baseball
    April 05, 2018
    Tompkins Cortland's doubleheader against SUNY Broome scheduled for Thursday, April 5 has been postponed due to the weather. Lingering snow showers, air temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the low teens forced the games to be rescheduled. The games will be made up - the date has yet to be set.
  • Baseball Home Opener Postponed - Schedule Revised
    April 03, 2018
    The baseball home opener against SUNY Broome scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 has been postponed due to the weather.
  • Panthers Take Two Behind Dominating Pitching and Timely Hitting
    March 28, 2018
    Dominating pitching and timely hitting helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Jefferson Community College Wednesday. The Panthers rallied for wins by scores of 3-2 and 2-1 to win both games played at Cornell University’s Hoy Field.
  • Panthers End Spring Break with DH Sweep
    March 20, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team closed out its Spring Break trip in fine fashion Tuesday, taking both ends of a doubleheader against Monroe College JV The Panthers topped the D-I school’s JV team by scores of 7-2 and 12-10. The Panthers are now 5-3 while Monroe JV is 5-5-1.
  • Panthers Split Twinbill with Queensborough
    March 19, 2018
    The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Queensborough Community College during its Spring Break trip Monday, winning 9-4 and losing 8-6. The Panthers are now 3-3 while Queensborough is 6-2.
  • Pitchers Combine for 19 Ks as Panthers Even Record with Win
    March 18, 2018
    Three pitchers combined to toss a school-record 19 strikeouts Sunday to help the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team to a 10-2 win over Monroe College-Bronx. The win evens the Panthers’ record at 2-2 while the Express falls to 0-3.
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