Sweet Sweep, Geneva Takes Two From Myers

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March 30, 2007

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Sweet Sweep, Geneva Takes Two from Myers

Beaver Falls, PA - On a perfect day to play two, Geneva′s baseball team picked up a pair of victories against Myers University on Friday. The Golden Tornadoes scored in their final at bat in game to win 3-2. The night cap was not as dramatic as it took Geneva just five innings to dispatch Myers 11-1. The doubleheader sweep improved Geneva′s record to 12-11.

Mike Bruno lashed a two-out, bases loaded single through the right side of the infield to break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth. After watching teammate Dan DeMarco receive an intentional walk one batter earlier, Bruno took it upon himself to end the game. Geneva led the game 2-0 with single tallies in the first and second innings. DeMarco′s first inning double plated Matt Colella, while Geneva then added a second run by taking advantage of a pair of Myers miscues. Matt Colella started and picked up a complete game victory with seven strong innings. Colella allowed just one earned runs, while he struck out seven in the victory. Colella and DeMarco each had a pair of doubles in game one.

Game two came a bit easier for the Golden Tornadoes in an 11-1 victory in five innings. Each team traded solo homers in the first two innings. Colella connected in the first inning for Geneva and Myers then answered with a solo shot of its own in the top of the second. That run, however, would be all starter Derek Sumner would allow in his five innings of work. Sumner picked up his third victory of the season by allowing just four and striking out eight. Geneva banged out ten hits in the night cap, including from Colella and Andy Lubich. Lubich, Joel Dille and Justin Montgomery each accounted for a pair of RBI′s in the victory.

Geneva will travel to Cleveland, OH on Saturday for a doubleheader rematch against Myers University beginning at 1 pm.