Joseph Tummino (Homer/Homer H.S.) has been voted the Defensive Player of the Year by coaches in Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). In addition to being the leading vote-getter on the Region’s Glove Team, the freshman was also named to the All-Region second team. All the voting is done by the coaches of the 17 teams in Region III.
Four 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 seven MSAC programs, Alex Babcock (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), Ryan Ballard (Rochester/Greece Athena H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Joseph Tummino (Homer/Homer H.S.) were selected for the 15-player team.
With the results of other West Division games, Panthers baseball has been eliminated from playoff contention. The Panthers were one of the hottest teams at the end of the season, winning 8 of their last 10, but fall just short of making a return postseason trip.
The regular season finale for the Panthers baseball team, a doubleheader against nationally ranked Niagara County Community College, was washed out on Tuesday. The teams made it through three innings of the first game at Cornell University before Mother Nature won out and the games were called. The fate of the Panthers' playoff hopes now rest with the results of other teams' games the res of the week. The final field for the Region III playoffs won't be determined until Thursday, with the playoffs starting Saturday.
The Panthers baseball team picked up a pair of crucial wins Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at Jamestown Community College by the score of 8-7 in each game. The wins improve the Panthers to 19-16 overall and 15-10 in the West Division, and keeps the team alive in the race for the final playoff spot. Jamestown is 7-18 overall and 6-16 in the division.
Bouncing back from a heart-breaking loss in the opener to earn a doubleheader split, the Panthers baseball team gained some ground in the late-season push for a playoff spot. After losing 3-2 to Onondaga Community College in game one, Tompkins Cortland won game two 4-1. The split moves the Panthers to 17-16 overall and 13-10 in the West Division. Combined with Niagara’s sweep of Genesee on Saturday, the Panthers are now one game behind Genesee for fourth place and the final playoff spot in the West Division. Onondaga 12-23 overall and 10-21 in division.