Latrobe, PA - The Geneva College baseball team didn′t let a lopsided loss in game one of Friday′s doubleheader at Saint Vincent get itself down. The Golden Tornadoes dropped game one 12-0 but rallied behind Jon Bushmire′s sudden power surge in the night cap to game a split by the score of 9-5. Geneva moved to 9-8 overall including a 3-2 mark in conference play.
Game one was all about Saint Vincent College as the Bearcats battered Geneva starter Mike Jeffreys to the tune of eight hits and nine earned runs. Jeffreys entered Friday′s action with a perfect 3-0 record and a team best ERA. Saint Vincent scored in every inning beginning with the second to take control of the game early. Geneva′s offense provided seven hits including two each from Bushmire, T.J. Lambert and Joel Gatti.
Game two proved to be a different story for the Golden Tornadoes. On the mound, Caleb Kilgore went the distance to earn the victory in allowing five earned runs on seven hits and a pair of strikeouts. The story for Geneva in game two, however, was the power surge supplied by Bushmire. Connecting on a pair of home runs, Bushmire finished the game 2-3 with those two solo shots. RBI singles from Gatti and Lambert in the first inning got the Golden Tornadoes off and running. Geneva opened up a 6-0 lead after two innings before the Bearcats tried to make a comeback. The Golden Tornadoes had 11 hits in the night cap with two each coming from Bushmire, Gatti and Ryan McGonigle.
Geneva and Saint Vincent will complete the three-game series with a single game at Geneva scheduled for Monday at 3:30 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.