The Panthers baseball team continued to get ready for Region III West Division play with another non-region game Wednesday. Despite losing to the Ithaca College J.V., the Panthers were able to get some valuable work in for every pitcher that dressed for the game. The result drops the Panthers record to 2-6, but hopefully better positions the team for the long regional schedule ahead.
Trailing 7-0 midway through Sunday’s game, the Panthers rallied, pulling within one run two different times before running out of time in a 14-13 loss to Middlesex County College (N.J.). Tompkins Cortland Community College is now 2-5 while Middlesex is 7-1.
The offense came alive for the Panthers baseball team Saturday as the team picked up its first two wins of the season, sweeping a doubleheader from Kingsborough Community College, 19-6 and 10-5. Tompkins Cortland Community College is now 2-4 this year while Kingsborough drops to 0-5.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team ended 2018 by winning nine of the last ten regular season games to earn the program’s first playoff appearance in eight years. The Panthers won more games than ever before (22) and set program records in several categories. That team set a high bar for the program, one that future teams will try to reach and push even higher.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team dropped the final two games of its season-opening weekend trip to Maryland, losing to Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville 15-4 and 8-2 on Sunday. The Panthers went winless in four games against the Cardinals to start the season 0-4. Catonsville, a Division II team, is now 6-5 overall.
With snow still covering the fields back home, the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team opened its 2019 season on the road Saturday, heading to Maryland to play a doubleheader with Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville. While it was the first time outside for the Panthers, the Cardinals came in with seven games under their belt, and it showed as the host team won both games in convincing fashion, 16-1 and 24-0. The Panthers are now 0-2 while CCBC-Catonsville, a Division II team, is 4-5 overall.
The 2018 Fall Ball schedule will include a scrimmage at Wells College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. The three-way scrimmage will feature the Panthers, the Wells Express, and Cayuga Community College.
An information meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the Panthers baseball team will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Athletics Facility Field House. This meeting is for all returning players as well as any student interested in playing for the Panthers this year. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, get in touch with Coach Stevens in the athletics office.
Seven Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence by 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.), Liam Moneypeny Hall (Dryden/Dryden H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.