Beaver Falls, PA - For only the third time in five years, the Geneva College softball team got swept on its home field. The Golden Tornadoes fell to Mt. Aloysius by scores of 5-4 and 9-4 to fall back to the .500 mark at 9-9. Geneva rallied from three run deficits in both games but ultimately fell in both ends of the doubleheader.
Game one featured Julie DiLonardo striking out seven batters in the first three innings of a scoreless tie. The Mounties broke the tie with three runs in the fourth before the Golden Tornadoes rallied back. Geneva posted a run in the fourth on a Martha Adams sacrifice fly. A five-hit sixth inning resulted in three Geneva runs to take the lead 4-3. RBI singles from Ashley Ritchey and Lori Deem gave the Golden Tornadoes the lead. Mt. Aloysius came right back with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to win the game 5-4.
Geneva banged out eight hits in game one including two each from Ashley Davis and Adams. The Golden Tornadoes had nine hits in the night cap but it wasn′t enough to slow down Mt. Aloysius. The Mounties opened game two with three runs in the first. Geneva rallied back again with a run in the second and two more in the third to tie the game. Ashley Ritchey′s two-run double in the third tied the score. Mt. Aloysius rebounded with five runs in the fourth inning to break the game open.
Andrea Hinds started game two and was saddled with the loss allowing seven earned runs in the outing. DiLonardo took the loss in game one despite striking out a total of 19 batters in the two games combined.
Geneva will travel to Hiram on Friday for a doubleheader at 3:30 pm against the Terriors.
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.