It was one of those years for the men’s basketball program. That special season came to an end on Saturday in very impressive fashion. The Golden Tornadoes represented Geneva quite well on the national stage with a 2-1 record including a win against NCAA Division II Palm Beach Atlantic in the 5th place game. Rich Colick scored 30 and Bryan Hill knocked in five three-point field goals in the final game to lead the way. Both Colick and Hill were named to the national tournament team. The Golden Tornadoes finished the season with a record of 18-12 for the most wins in a season since 2004-05.
In other action, the Geneva College baseball team won four of five games this week moving to 7-4 on the season. The Golden Tornadoes took two of three from Penn State Beaver before sweeping a doubleheader against Baptist Bible on Saturday. The offensive combination of Adam Scheiderer and Jon Jurinko led an impressive attack. The duo combined for 19 hits in five games and 18 RBI’s along with four home runs. Phil Shallenberger also enjoyed an impressive week and has already scored 19 runs in 11 games on the season. On the mound, Mike Suluva won his third game of the season without a loss with Tad Forsythe picking up his first victory of the year on Friday.
Geneva’s softball team split four games this week including doubleheaders against Point Park and Hiram. Martha Adam’s game tying double and Adriane Blake’s two-run single in extra innings lifted Geneva past Point Park in the second game of the doubleheader on Thursday. On Saturday, the Golden Tornadoes exploded for ten runs in the night cap against Hiram to gain a split and move to 5-9 on the season. Jenny Barrett pitched one inning in relief to claim her first collegiate pitching victory.
The outdoor track and field season is set to kickoff on Tuesday at the Grove City College Invitational. The will also visit Muskingum on Saturday in a very busy first week for new coach Brian Yowler and the Golden Tornadoes.
Following is the athletic schedule for the upcoming week:
|Tues., March 23||Track at Grove City 5 p.m.|
|Wed., March 24||Softball at Penn State Beaver (DH) 3 p.m.|
|Baseball at Grove City (1) 6 p.m.|
|Fri., March 26||Baseball vs Bethany (1) 3 p.m.|
|Sat., March 27||Track at Muskingum 10 a.m.|
|Softball vs Ursuline (DH) 1 p.m.|
|Baseball at Bethany (DH) 1 p.m.|
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