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COLLEGE BASEBALL: CCC BASEBALL HIRES SKINNER AS NEW COACH (2022-06-02)

Southern Tier Sports report
After not having a baseball team this spring, the Corning Community College Baseball team plans to be back in action next year, and they will have a new coach at the helm.

Dakota Skinner, originally from Tioga Center, was named the head coach of the Red Barons in the Summer of 2022. Skinner previously was the head baseball coach at Broome Community College (2021-2022) and the assistant baseball coach at Keuka College from 2018 until 2021. He helped lead Keuka to two Conference Final Four.

Skinner, a 2018 Keuka College graduate, played four years for the Wolves. He was a standout student-athlete, earning North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete honors all four years. In 2017 Skinner set a new Keuka College record with 58 hits in a season. He also owns a program best 21 game hitting streak, he finished the year with a .436 batting average and was named First Team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference and was named Third-team All-New York from the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings. Skinner concluded his career with another All-NEAC selection as a senior and finished with a.382 batting average, 3rd best in the program's history.. He was the first player for Keuka College to be twice named Academic All-American, receiving third team honors in both 2017 and 2018.

Skinner also succeeded off the field, earning North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete honors all four years. He was also named the NEAC Male SAAC Member of the Year in 2018. Skinner also received the Nancy Wightman Outstanding Leadership Award in 2018 which is awarded to a senior student-athlete that displays the same leadership capabilities of the Keuka College Hall of Fame coach.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE



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