VALHALLA April 13, 2007 Liberty Central School graduate Mike Cook pitched a complete game six-hitter on Tuesday as the Sullivan County Community College Generals pasted the Bronx Community College Broncos, 17-5, in a non-league baseball game at Westchester Community College.
Corey Van Keuren, who is also a Liberty Central School alum, hit a three-run homer, and Chris Gonzalez added a two-run round tripper to lead the Generals’ offensive attack.
Four others SCCC players Chris Daniels, Eddie Pagan, Lenny Sepluveda and Jonathan Valerio had a big game at the plate.
Daniels drove in three runs with two hits, Valerio drove in four runs with a pair of doubles, Pagan knocked in two runs with two hits and Sepluveda had two hits and scored two runs.
“Cookie gave us an outstanding effort on the bump today,” SCCC Coach Mike Marra said. “He dominated the bottom of the strike zone, which gave us a lot of groundball outs. When he keeps the ball down, it’s tough to center the baseball as a hitter.”
With the victory, the Generals improved to 8-13 on the season.
SCCC is scheduled to travel to Suffern tonight to face Rockland Community College in a Region XV game. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
The Generals will return to Suffern at 4 p.m. tomorrow to face Rockland CC in a Region XV doubleheader. The twinbill was supposed to be played at the new SCCC field on the Loch Sheldrake campus. But due to yesterday’s rainfall, the two games were moved to Suffern.
SCCC Coach Mike Marra said yesterday that the Generals’ scheduled Sunday afternoon doubleheader with Monroe College might be moved to another Sullivan County baseball field or postponed.
Marra said that the Generals hope to open their new on-campus field next Saturday, April 21 with a doubleheader against Orange Community College.