Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Bailey Rose (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) has been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference softball all-conference team. A total of 16 players were selected to the all-conference team by the coaches from the six MSAC programs.
Sophomore Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) moved up one place on the final day of the NJCAA Region III Tournament, finishing in second place with a two-day score of 158 (80-78), two strokes behind the regional champion, Bob Davenport of Mohawk Valley Community College. As a team, the Panthers also moved up one place, finishing in seventh place with a score of 763 (382-381). SUNY Adirondack won the event with a score of 667 (334-333).
Day one of the NJCAA Region III Tournament was a rough one, with hard greens leading to difficult scoring conditions. As a result, scores at the halfway of the championship tournament are substantially higher than expected for most teams, including for Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Panthers struggled to a team score of 382, eighth out of the eight teams at the tournament. On a positive note, Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) remains in contention for the individual title, despite posting his second worst 18-hole score of the year with an 80. The sophomore stands tied for third place, two strokes behind the tournament leader.
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.
Two Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the NJCAA Region III all-region team after helping the Panthers advance to the District A championship game for the second straight season. In voting by the coaches in the region, Anthony Irizarry (Middletown/Middletown H.S.) and Nick Smith (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were each voted to the second team.
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.