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Folts and Baker Named Athletes of the Week

Folts and Baker Named Athletes of the Week

Genesee Community College golfer Alex Folts and softball pitcher/infielder Shannon Baker have been named the Male and Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Apr. 20.

Folts finished in the top-10 twice last week for the GCC golf team, which included a first place finish.

He earned medalist honors with a low round of 73 at the SUNY Adirondack golf tournament on Sunday. Alex beat the field by two strokes and helped the Cougars to a team win, with a total round of 306, the lowest total in school history.

Folts also finished 7th at the Onondaga CC golf tournament (79) and shot an 81 at the Cayuga CC golf tournament.

Genesee will compete at the Mohawk Valley CC, Broome CC and Tompkins-Cortland CC golf tournaments this week.

Baker went 3-0 on the mound last week for the GCC softball team.

She totaled 26 strikeouts and a 2.47 ERA in three games, all of which were complete-game efforts. She held Cayuga CC to no runs on just four hits and struck out 12 and kept Corning CC to four runs while striking out five.

Genesee will host Mercyhurst North East, Niagara County CC, Monroe CC and Herkimer College this week.