March 7, 2009
CONTACT: Van Zanic
Sports Information Director
OFFENSIVE HELPS BAIL OUT DEFENSE TO GAIN DAY TWO SPLIT
Toccoa Falls, GA – After a difficult start to day two of the 2009 season on Saturday, Geneva College turned things around as the offense came to life in game two against Toccoa Falls to gain its second split in as many days. The Golden Tornadoes dropped game one of the doubleheader by the score of 6-3, but responded with a 10-3 victory in the night cap. Saturday’s doubleheader marked the end of a brief two day stop in Georgia for a Geneva club on its way to Ft. Pierce, Fla for the remainder of its spring trip.
Game one of Saturday’s twin bill did not start well as the Geneva defense suffered through eight errors in allowing four unearned runs. The Golden Tornadoes squandered a three run lead as Toccoa rallied for six unearned runs. Geneva opened the scoring with three runs in the second inning highlighted by a run scoring single from Adam Scheiderer and a two run knock from Justin Acosta. Sheiderer’s RBI single was his first collegiate hit and RBI. The three run inning was the only offense Geneva could muster for the entire game. Toccoa posted three runs in the bottom of the second and then single tallies in the fourth, fifth and sixth to take control of the game. Chris Slick, who struggled with his control early in the game, allowed three earned runs in suffering his first loss of the season.
Game two was dominated by a Geneva offense that banged out 12 hits. Jon Jurinko, Derek Sumner, Joel Dille and Justin McGurgan each had two hits in the victory. Dylan Viehdorfer scattered eight hits in four innings to pick up the victory while teammate Mike Trn pitched three innings to register his first collegiate save.
The Golden Tornadoes will begin their Florida portion of their southern trip with a doubleheader against Northwestern, Mn on Tuesday as they put their 2-2 overall record on the line.
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.