Trumansburg High graduate Jeff Cotterill will pitch for the Panthers. The two-time I.A.C. All Star has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will join the team in the fall.
"Jeff is a tall, strong-armed pitcher who played under a great coaching staff at Trumansburg. He is a big part of the incoming recruiting class," said TC3 Coach Ryan Stevens. "Jeff brings a lot of energy and confidence to the baseball program and shows a lot of promise on the field and in the classroom. We are extremely happy to have Jeff join the Panther family and look for big things in his two years in Dryden."
A three-time Section III all star has signed to play for the TC3 Panthers. Cortland High third baseman Andrew Babcock completed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will part of Coach Ryan Stevens' program starting in the fall.
Babcock comes a Cortland High program that has grown into a perennial powerhouse. "Andrew should have a huge impact on our team, both offensively and defensively. I think he can be a real cornerstone for the TC3 program moving forward," said Stevens. "He had a great career at Cortland, hitting over .360 his last two years while showing a good glove. We couldn't be more excited to have him join the Panther family."
The TC3 baseball team has added a true centerfielder to its recruiting class, signing Trent Brown to an NJCAA National Letter of Intent. Brown played his high school ball at First Coast High in Jacksonville, Florida, and is an American Legion teammate of fellow TC3 recruit Austin Rourke.
"Trent is a speedy, strong-armed centerfielder with a lot of baseball savvy and top-of-the-lineup potential," said TC3 Coach Ryan Stevens, calling Brown is a polished player who brings great energy to the field. "He is a free safety on the baseball field and will give us a ton of coverage in the outfield. We look for great things from Trent on the field and in the classroom as we welcome him to the Panther family.”
Stillwater High's Alexander Evans will start his college career at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The 6-0, 175-pound catcher/utility player has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent. Evans hit .315 this year for the Stillwater Warriors.
"We found Alexander last fall and we fell in love with his intensity," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the field on a daily basis and will fit in nicely with the Panther Baseball family."
June 12, 2015
For the first time in the history of its baseball program, Tompkins Cortland Community College has an All-American. Sophomore Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) has been named to the NJCAA Division III All-American First Team. Fogg had previously been named the Player of the Year for both the NJCAA Region III and the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
The honor caps an amazing season for Fogg. He made TC3 history by hitting 11 home runs while batting .477 with a slugging percentage of .908. He finished his TC3 career owning or sharing 11 college records, including most home runs in a season and career, most hits in a game, most doubles in a game, highest batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in a season and career, and most RBI in a career. He also finished in the top three for six other records.
Matt Socola has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play his college baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The right-handed pitcher just finished his high school career at Bath-Haverling playing for the Rams.
"Matt is a standout pitcher who has had an impressive high school career," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "Matt will be a big part of the Panther pitching staff and the entire baseball program moving forward over the next two years."
June 5, 2015
The honors keep piling up for Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball player Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). The sophomore has been named the NJCAA Region III Baseball Player of the Year, the first Panther ever named the best in the region. Voting was done by the coaches from the 17 Region III teams.
Fogg was among the region leaders in most offensive categories. He led Region III and was third in the nation with 11 home runs, which also set a new TC3 record. His .477 batting average was fourth best in the region and fifth best in the nation, while also setting a new College record. He had the best slugging percentage in the nation at .908, and was seventh in Region III with 44 runs batted in. His on-base percentage of .558 was second in the region and fifth in the nation.
Fogg is the sixth all-region selection in the history of TC3 baseball and just the second named to the first-team. He adds the Region III Player of the Year award to his previously earned Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year award, becoming the first TC3 player in any sport to earn both distinctions in the same season.
All-State player Collin Pickert has signed to play his college baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College. A 2014 New York All-State selection as a catcher/utility player, Pickert is likely to earn a repeat selection after hitting over .400 this year while playing for small-school powerhouse McGraw High School.
"We are very excited to have Collin joining the Panther Family, and he will flourish on and off the field here at TC3," said Panthers Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He had a impressive career at McGraw and will look to add to his resume with a strong career in a Panthers uniform."
Austin Rourke, a 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher from Terry Parker High in Jacksonville, Florida, has signed his NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
"Austin is a standout pitcher who will really boost our Panther pitching staff with his experience and talent," said TC3 Head Coach Ryan Stevens. "He also plays first base and is strong at the plate. Austin comes from a good family and baseball program, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him aboard."
May 19, 2015
Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) has been named the Mid-State Athletic Conference 2015 Baseball Player of the Year. Freshmen Ty Christian (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Williamstown) and Jonathan Frost (Alpine H.S./Alpine, Texas) joined Frost on the all-conference team, giving the Panthers three of the 15 players honored. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.
Fogg is the first TC3 baseball player named the MSAC Player of the Year since Anthony Siracusa in 2010. Among his offensive feats, the infielder shattered the TC3 records for home runs, blasting 11 this year to give him 13 for his career. The previous single-season record was five and the career record was seven. Fogg also set TC3 records for batting average (.477), slugging percentage (.908), and on-base percentage (.558). His 44 RBI and 52 hits each led the team and represent the second most ever in a season by a TC3 baseball player.
If not for Fogg, everyone would have been talking about the year Christian had in the power department. The outfielder hit seven home runs, passing the old single-season record and equaling the old career record. He was second on the team with 30 RBI and a slugging percentage of .545. His 18 walks tied him with Fogg for the team lead and helped give him an on-base percentage of .416.
Frost led the team with four wins on the mound, appearing in 10 games and throwing a team-high 53 innings. He struck out 45 batters, second most ever by a TC3 pitcher in a single season. At the plate Frost hit .330 with a .495 slugging percentage and a .440 on-base percentage. He tied with Christian for third on the team in runs scored (29) and tied for third with two home runs.
It’s the ninth straight year TC3 has placed a player on the all-conference team, and the sixth time the Panthers have had at least three representatives.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball season came to a close Thursday, with the Panthers traveling to Jamestown to first complete a suspended game and then play a full doubleheader. The news started bad and got worse, with TC3 first dropping the resumed game 19-14, then getting swept in the doubleheader 8-7 and 11-0. The season ends for TC3 with a NJCAA Region III West Division record of 8-20 and an overall record of 15-23.
SUSPENDED GAME FROM 4/21: Jamestown 19, TC3 14 (9 innings)
From first pitch in Dryden 16 days ago to the final out in Jamestown Thursday, three Panthers posted multi-hit games. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip) led the way, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Rodney Jester (Tri-Valley H.S./Liberty) and Justin Brenner (Rio Rico H.S./Rio Rico, Ariz.) each had two hits in four at bats.
Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) went 1-for-3, driving in two runs. The two RBI gave Fogg 60 for his career, setting a new TC3 record. He passed Dustin Sandberg, who drove in 59 runs in 2010 and 2011.
DOUBLEHEADER GAME 1: Jamestown 8, TC3 7 The Panthers fell short despite rapping out 11 hits and reaching base another eight times via the walk and two more times with a hit by pitch. TC3 left runners on base every inning, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings. The game turned in the fourth inning. After TC3 rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the top of the fourth, the Jayhawks answered with a big, four-run bottom of the fourth to jump ahead 8-5. TC3 pushed across two in the sixth but couldn’t come all the way back.
Eight of TC3’s nine starters had a least one hit. Anthony Ferrezza (East Islip H.S./East Islip), Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), and Dana Scarselletta (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each had two hits, with Fogg counting a double among his knocks.
DOUBLEHEADER GAME 2: Jamestown 11, TC3 0 The final game of the year saw TC3 with a pair of this in the first inning, but unable to score a run. In the bottom of the inning, Jamestown combined two hits, a walk, a hit-batsman, and a balk to score twice, taking an early 2-0 lead. Neither team threatened again until the fourth, when Jamestown exploded for nine runs to take control 11-0. For the fifth straight inning TC3 couldn’t advance past first base in the top of the fifth, ending the game by the run rule.
Ferrezza had two of TC3’s five hits, going 2-for-3. Fogg went 1-for-2 to finish the season with 52 hits, one shy of the TC3 season record.
|1||Davyon Dozier||2B||Fr.||5-9||171||Brooks Debartolo Collegiate/Tampa, Fla.|
|4||Malik Fogg||3B/SS||Fr.||6-1||189||Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon|
|7||Wilson Montalvo||2B/3B/SS||Fr.||5-10||162||Newburgh Free Academy/Bronx|
|9||Shaquan Love||OF||Fr.||5-9||163||Murry Bergtraum/Bronx|
|12||Jeremy Fredenburg||P/OF||Fr.||5-6||144||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|13||Vic Jacobsen||C||Fr.||5-9||179||East Anchorage/Anchorage, Alaska|
|14||Brian Pfund||OF||So.||6-1||188||East Hampton/Montauk|
|16||Steven Tatich||OF||So.||5-7||141||Owego Free Academy/Owego|
|44||Jordan Buckley||P||Fr.||6-1||218||Tuxedo/Greenwood Lake|
|51||Chris Abreu||P/OF||Fr.||5-8||162||In-Tech Academy/Bronx|
West Division (8-20)
22 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
22 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
21 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
16 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
14 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
11 (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)
11 (at Allegany College, 3/22/09)
17 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
16 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
16 (vs. Onondaga CC, 4/1/10)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 5/1/10)
6 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/21/12)
5 (vs. Corning CC, 4/6/10)
5 (vs. Onondaga CC, 4/1/10)
5 (at Ithaca College JV, 3/27/09)
5 (vs. SUNY Canton, 4/24/07)
2 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/29/10)
2 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 4/25/09)
3 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
3 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
2 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)
2 (at Allegany College, 3/22/09)
20 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
15 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
14 (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
14 (at Jamestown CC, 4/8/09)
11 (vs. Corning CC, 4/26/11)
11 (at Broome CC, 4/13/10)
13 (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 3/21/08)
12 (at Ithaca College JV, 4/11/09)
11 (at Alfred State, 4/23/11)
11 (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
11 (at Jefferson CC, 5/3/07)
11 (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)
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)
53 Kris Catino (2012)
53 Dan Zambito (2010)
51 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
86 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
76 Joey Flores (2011-12)
74 Tim Smith (2011-12)
.443 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.423 Joey Flores (2011)
.400 Tatsuya Hagiwara (2007)
.409 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.368 Kris Catino (2011-12)
.367 Joey Flores (2011-12)
.485 Dustin Quick (2010)
.484 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.473 Cody Rose (2010)
.476 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
.457 Jacob Newton (2008-09)
.453 Morgan Allis (2007-08)
.617 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
.613 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
.594 Jesse Stiffen (2007)
.578 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
.556 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
.550 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
3 Jonathon Concepcion (3/14/07)
2 Several times (-)
17 Dan Zambito (2010)
17 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
12 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
27 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
21 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
20 Joey Flores (2011)
1 Several times (-)
6 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Juan Balbuena (2013)
2 Drew Seager (2011)
2 Joey Flores (2011)
2 Peter Ahart (2009)
7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
3 Juan Balbuena (2011, 2013)
3 Joshua Boyd (2010)
3 Peter Ahart (2008-09)
2 Dustin Sandberg (at Ithaca College JV, 4/7/10)
5 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
3 Jesse Stiffen (2007)
2 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
2 Joshua Boyd (2010)
2 Cody Rose (2010)
2 Dan Zambito (2010)
2 Jesse Stiffen (2008)
2 Brian Pfund (2014)
7 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
5 Jesse Stiffen (2007-08)
3 Brian Pfund (2013-14)
7 Dustin Sandberg (at Camden CC, 3/7/10)
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)
47 Dustin Sandberg (2010)
35 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
30 Dan Zambito (2010)
59 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
52 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
45 Tim Smith (2011-12)
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)
29 Dustin Quick (2010)
27 Dustin Quick (2009)
19 Kris Catino (2012)
56 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
31 Kris Catino (2011-12)
18 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
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 (-)
37 Dustin Quick (2010)
25 Dustin Sandberg (2011)
22 Jesse Stiffen (2008)
52 Stefan Whittenburg (2009-10)
40 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
36 Jacob Newton (2008-09)
4 Billy Crowe (4/23/11)
4 Joey Flores (4/23/11)
4 Morgan Allis (3/21/08)
4 Gordon Begent (3/21/08)
48 Dustin Quick (2010)
40 Dan Zambito (2010)
35 Kris Catino (2012)
35 Brandon Becker (2010)
74 Dustin Quick (2009-10)
56 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
55 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
5 Anthony Siracusa (2009)
4 Joey Flores (2012)
4 Brandon Watkins (2012)
4 Lane Warner (2010)
4 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
4 Eric Conway (2010)
4 Kevin Mabry (2008)
9 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
7 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
5 Michael Zick (2007-08)
1.87 Michael Zick (2007)
2.36 Lane Warner (2010)
2.68 Anthony Siracusa (2009)
3.74 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
3.93 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
4.26 Michael Zick (2007-08)
11 Zach Dufel (at Corning CC, 5/6/14)
10 Anthony Graziano (vs. Broome CC, 4/17/11)
10 Eric Conway (at Onondaga CC, 4/26/10)
10 Eric Conway (at CCBC-Dundalk, 3/17/10)
10 Jorden Updyke (at Broome CC, 5/4/11)
54 Zach Dufel (2014)
43 Anthony Siracusa (2010)
42 Sean Streb (2013)
42 Eric Conway (2010)
72 Anthony Siracusa (2009-10)
66 Brandon Watkins (2011-12)
64 Kevin Mabry (2008-09)
2 Michael Zick (2007)
2 Michael Zick (2007-08)
.995 Billy Crowe (2010)
.990 Joey Flores (2012)
.981 Jonathon Concepcion (2007)
.987 Jonathon Concepcion (2007-08)
.952 Seth Cameron (2009-10)
.949 Peter Ahart (2008-09)
102 Tony Whitt (2012)
80 Dan Zambito (2009)
68 Dan Zambito (2010)
148 Dan Zambito (2009-10)
118 Tony Whitt (2011-12)
206 Brent Stull (2009)
199 Nixon Pena (2012)
186 Billy Crowe (2010)
281 Billy Crowe (2010-11)
256 Brent Stull (2009-10)
241 Dustin Sandberg (2010-11)
Ryan Stevens returns to Tompkins Cortland Community College as the new head baseball coach. Stevens, who was an assistant at TC3 from 2006 to 2010, takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 academic year.
Stevens has built an impressive resume since starting his coaching career at TC3. 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@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4493
Coach Surine returns to TC3 to direct the infield and outfield. Surine was an All-IAC infielder for the Trumansburg Raiders in high school, then played at SUNY Fredonia before transferring to TC3. He played for the Panthers in 2009, leading the team in assists while sporting a .949 fielding percentage at second base. After TC3 he moved on to play at Ithaca College before joining the Bomber coaching staff as an infield coach with the varsity program and the head coach of the J.V. team. In the summer of 2014, Surine went to West Texas to join Stevens as part of the staff for the Pecos League Southern Division Champion Alpine Cowboys.
Coach Crowe is TC3's catching coach while also working with the hitters. A conference all star while at Bath-Haverling High, Crowe played two seasons at TC3, 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 TC3 staff.
Coach Gee primarily works with the Panther hitters while also serving as the base running coach. Gee was an All-IAC performer for the Dryden Lions in high school before joining the Ithaca College baseball program. While a Bomber, he earned multiple All-Empire 8 Team honors and helped to lead Ithaca to the 2013 NCAA Division III World Series. He played professionally under Coach Stevens in 2014 for the Alpine Cowboys and is still a member of the Cowboys in 2015.
Coach Hollenbeck serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, combined a broad range of experience with athletics with his physical therapy and personal training background. He played baseball at TC3 before transferring to SUNY Brockport for a year studying kinesiology and pre-physical therapy. Coach Hollenbeck graduated from Pennsylvania State University after studying adventure-based programming. Following graduation he became part owner of Valor Strength and Conditioning in Ithaca, where he has trained over 10 professional baseball players and dozens of college/high school athletes in the offseason.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball team continued its spring break trip Thursday with a game against Division II at Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville. After weather changed the scheduled doubleheader into a single game, the home team handed TC3 a 10-0 defeat, dropping the Panthers to 0-3 on the year. Catonsville improves to 4-7.
The Panthers couldn’t get any offense going against the ace of the home team’s pitching staff. Josh Ahearn (Downsville H.S./Downsville) picked up TC3’s lone hit. Three others reached base via walks, and Brian Pfund (East Hampton H.S./Montauk) registered a stolen base.
The two teams are scheduled to face off again Friday with a doubleheader.