Slugfest Ends in Disappointment

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Latrobe, PA - The Geneva College baseball team has certainly seen its share of runs of late, both for and against. On Monday, the Golden Tornadoes hooked up with Saint Vincent in another slugfest that ended with Geneva falling 15-9 to the Bearcats despite a late game rally that fell short. The loss dropped Geneva to 9-15 for the season following a split with Saint Vincent on Saturday.

Making up a rain out from last Friday, Geneva and Saint Vincent each got the offense going early. Geneva′s Phil Shallenberger opened the game with a triple and scored the game′s first run on an RBI ground out from Ben Detrow. The Bearcats didn′t waste any time in coming back with a three spot in the bottom of the first inning. In fact, Saint Vincent scored the game′s next 11 runs to open an 11-1 lead heading into the fifth inning. The Golden Tornadoes got one run back in the fifth on an Adam Scheiderer RBI single.

Saint Vincent extended the lead with three more runs in the seventh before Geneva opened up a seven run eighth. RBI singles from Herbie Pegg and Joel Dille opened the scoring in the eighth followed by two run hits from Scheiderer and Noah Medich capped the seven hit, seven run inning. The Bearcats closed out the scoring with another run in the bottom of the eighth for the final score of 15-9.

Geneva banged out 16 hits while Saint Vincent punched out 17 hits in the ball game. Geneva will get back to work on Tuesday when it travels to Westminster College for a single game beginning at 3 pm.

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).