Ft. Pierce, FL – The Geneva College baseball team couldn’t overcome some early defensive miscues against Lebanon Valley on Thursday in a 7-3 loss. The Golden Tornadoes dropped to 3-4 on the season following the single, 9-inning game at Ft. Pierce, FL.
Lebanon Valley opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and eventually opened up a 5-0 lead through four innings. Lebanon Valley took advantage of five Geneva errors to post a pair of unearned runs early in the game. Geneva scored all three of its runs in the sixth inning when Mike Jeffreys launched a three-run homer to cut the lead to two runs. A pair of eighth inning runs for Lebanon Valley put the game away. The Golden Tornadoes finished with six hits including a pair from Garrett Swanson.
Ian Macdonald got the start for Geneva and went 4.1 innings and allowed three earned runs and five hits. Drew Nichols and Doug Sanson pitched the final 3.2 innings and allowed just earned runs while striking out three.
The Golden Tornadoes will have another off day on Friday before playing a doubleheader against Northwestern College 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).
Of Geneva's 96 full-time faculty members, 76% have earned doctorates.