Beaver Falls, PA – The Geneva College softball team continues to look for ways to sweep a doubleheader. Since returning from Florida, the Golden Tornadoes have split five of six doubleheaders including a split on Tuesday against Chatham. After winning game one by the score of 8-3, the Golden Tornadoes dropped a 3-1 decision in the night cap. The split moved Geneva’s overall record to 10-12.
Geneva watched Chatham jump on top 2-0 in game one of the doubleheader with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. The Golden Tornadoes quickly responded with a three-spot in the bottom of the inning. Julie DiLonardo doubled in a pair and third scored on an RBI ground out by Lori Deem. Geneva plated four more runs in the fifth highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Samantha Bautista. DiLonardo made the lead stand as she picked up her ninth win of the season. Going the distance, DiLonardo allowed four hits in the victory while striking out nine batters. Samantha Michetti and Bautista each had a pair of hits in the victory.
The Golden Tornadoes saw their offense shut off in the night cap with only two hits in the 3-1 loss. Chatham again jumped on top with a run in the first and two more in the third before Geneva scored its only run in the fifth inning. Samantha Michetti knocked in Lori Deem with the only tally of the game. Ariel Lilly was the hard luck loser allowing just two earned runs in six innings.
Geneva will host Pitt-Greensburg on Friday before getting back into PAC action with a home doubleheader against Westminster on Saturday.
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).
Washington Monthly ranks Geneva among the nation’s top ten “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck” baccalaureate colleges for providing students the highest chance of graduating with an affordable degree that has marketplace value.