April 2, 2008
CONTACT: Van Zanic
Sports Information Director
Bats Stay Quiet In Sweep at Thomas More
Crestview Hills, KY – Geneva’s opening experience in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference is proving to be quite the offensive struggle. The Golden Tornadoes softball team dropped a pair of games at Thomas More on Wednesday by the scores of 2-0 and 5-3. The losses dropped Geneva back to the .500 mark for the season at 9-9.
Geneva’s offense didn’t show up in game one as it was held to just one hit and suffered 14 strikeouts in a 2-0 loss. Freshman Rebekah Wahl pitched her second solid outing in as many days and for the second straight day got no run support. Thomas More posted two runs in the third inning, which proved to be all it needed. Amy Pearce laced a single to left field in the first inning for Geneva’s only hit. The Golden Tornadoes generated just three base runners in the game and never got a runner into scoring position. Wahl went six innings and struck out four in the loss. She gave up just four hits and fell to 2-3 on the season.
Game two started much better for the Golden Tornadoes, but finished with the same result. Amy Pearce put Geneva on the board in the first inning with a two-run homer, which was her sixth round tripper of the season. The Saints rallied for three runs, including two unearned tallies, to take the lead in the third inning. Michawn Rich’s RBI double in the third tied the score only to see Thomas More plate two runs in the fourth for the eventual two-run victory. Adriane Blake, Michawn Rich and Jackie Anthony each had two hits in the game. Ashley Archer suffered the loss after surrendering three earned runs in seven innings of work. Archer struck out seven and walked just one batter.
Geneva will travel to Thiel on Saturday for another PAC doubleheader before returning home next week for the first home action of the season with doubleheaders against Chatham on Monday and Westminster on Tuesday.
Geneva students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.