Director of Sports Information
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2009
GENEVA SET FOR NCCAA NATIONALS, OPEN
WITH PALM BEACH ATLANTIC
Beaver Falls, PA – It has been nearly 2 ½ weeks since Geneva College’s baseball team last took the field. The wait is almost over for the Golden Tornadoes as they are set to open the NCCAA national tournament on Wednesday against Palm Beach Atlantic. Geneva (22-16) drew the eighth seed in the ten team field and will open with ninth seeded Palm Beach Atlantic (7-34). PBA made a surprising run through the NCCAA Southern Regional to capture its automatic bid to the tournament two weeks ago.
Should the Golden Tornadoes get past the first round game, they would come back on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm to face top seeded Malone University (44-14). A first-round loss for Geneva would force a loser’s bracket game on Thursday at 10 am against the loser of a game between Oklahoma Wesleyan and Colorado Christian.
The double elimination tournament is scheduled to conclude with the championship round beginning on Saturday afternoon. This tournament, although officially hosted by Geneva College, will be held at Prasco Park in Mason, Oh.
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).
Geneva graduates have an 80% acceptance rate when applying for entrance to medical school–well above the national average.