Beaver Falls, PA - The Geneva College baseball team was back on its home turf on Saturday afternoon looking to salvage the final game of a three-game weekend series against Washington & Jefferson. The Golden Tornadoes put Fridays′ doubleheader loss behind them and picked up a 6-2 victory for their first conference win of the young season. Geneva improved to 6-9 overall and 1-2 in the PAC while handing the Presidents their first conference loss at 5-1.
After spotting W & J a first inning run, the Golden Tornadoes took the lead for good with a three-run third. Highlighted by a two-run single from TJ Lambert, the Golden Tornadoes got all the runs they would need. Lambert struck again with a run scoring single in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 4-1. In the sixth inning, Tyler Damazo came through with a run scoring single and Geneva posted its sixth run on a bases loaded walk the Jeremy Herzog. The defensive play of the game came in the fifth inning when left fielder Shane Wingard made a diving catch to save two runs and keep Geneva in the lead.
Caleb Kilgore got more support than he would need at the bat rack as he picked up his second win of the season with six solid innings of work. Kilgore allowed six hits and just one earned run in his outing. Tanner Propst came on to work three scoreless innings of relief to register his first career save.
Geneva banged out ten hits in the victory including three from Mike Jeffreys and a pair for Aaron Witman and TJ Lambert to go along with his three RBI′s.
The Golden Tornadoes will welcome Saint Vincent to 33rd Street Field on Tuesday for a 1 pm doubleheader. Geneva will return the favor and head to Latrobe for a single game on Wednesday. Geneva will also meet up with Thiel next weekend for a three-game set.
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).