Forgettable Friday in Kentucky

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Crestview Hills, KY - Whatever could go wrong, did go wrong for the Geneva College baseball team on Friday afternoon. The Golden Tornadoes traveled to Kentucky for the first of a three-game weekend series on Friday and when the dust settled the Saints had handed Geneva a 32-0 loss. Geneva dropped its sixth consecutive game, all of which have come against PAC opponents, and watched its overall record dip to 8-10.

The game did not start well and it went downhill quickly. The Saints posted four runs in the first inning off of starter Tad Forsythe. Forsythe was unable to record an out in the second inning as the Saints posted 13 runs in a second frame that featured four Geneva hurlers. Thomas More scored at least one run in every inning but the sixth and seventh and pounded out 30 hits in the victory.

Perhaps the lone bright spot and pitching staff saver came from the work of Doug Sanson. Sanson finished the game by pitching the final five innings and allowing just two earned runs while striking out four. Geneva′s defense did not help the cause with six errors in the game that accounted for 11 unearned runs.

Offensively, the Golden Tornadoes managed only three singles in the nine inning game and only once got a base runner into scoring position.

Geneva will quickly put Friday′s game in the rear view mirror and look to Saturday as it will get two cracks at revenge against Thomas More in a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 11 am. Geneva returns home next Wednesday for a single game against Washington & Jefferson.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).