After a nearly three-week layoff, the Genesee Community College softball team will return to action on Thursday when the Cougars travel to Corning Community College for its first doubleheader up north this spring.
Genesee went 3-8 on its trip down south last month in Myrtle Beach, SC and Baltimore, MD and will go into Thursday's twinbill on a four-game losing skid.
Corning (3-2) has split in both of its doubleheaders so far this spring and are winners of its last two games.
Last time out:
Genesee fell in both games of a doubleheader at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville (Division II) on March 16th, losing in game one 12-1 and 9-1 in game two.
Covel took the loss on the mound in the first game, allowing 12 runs (6 earned) on 10 hits while striking out three. Andrea Pursel was the losing pitcher in game two, lasting three innings and allowing nine runs.
Corning defeated Hagerstown Community College via the mercy-rule in a single game on March 29th, 19-7. Morgann Swan went 3-4, scored three runs and drove in two, Brooke Hockeborn was 1-3 with three runs scored and a run batted in and Jamie Cook was 3-4, recorded six runs batted in and scored twice.
Diamond Villegas earned the win on the mound, throwing all five innings allowing seven runs (five earned) on seven hits while striking out eight.
What to watch for:
As a team, Genesee has tallied 75 hits in 11 games and currently holds a team batting average of .301.
GCC pitchers have allowed an average of 6.29 earned runs per game so far this year.
First pitch of game one is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday at Corning Community College. For updates and results, follow Genesee Athletics on Twitter: @GCCSports.