Beaver Falls, PA– The Geneva offense came alive Wednesday afternoon and pounded out 18 hits but St. Vincent made more efficient use of its eight hits and won 12-7.
Aaron Witman (Shalom Christian Academy, PA) led the Geneva attack with four singles and Ryan McGonigle (Apollo-Ridge) added three. Garrett Swanson (Blackhawk) had Geneva’s only extra base hit – a triple- and drove home two runs. Swanson also had a single and joined three other Golden Tornadoes with four hits – Dan Jeffreys (Moon), Tyler Damazo (Blackhawk), and Jeremy Herzog (Freedom). Caleb Metzler (Warwick., PA) took the loss for Geneva.
“We dug too big of a hole to start the game but fought back well,” said coach Alan Sumner. “We’ve got to learn to start games stronger.”
Geneva, now 7-18 overall and 3-9 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, will next play Saturday against Bethany.
St. Vincent 12, Geneva 7
St. Vincent 0 2 0 3 6 1 0 0 0 – 12 8 0
Geneva 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 – 7 18 2
Winner: Patsch (6 1/3 inns.) 3 strikeouts, 2 walks. Loser: Caleb Metzler (4 1/3 inns.) 1 strikeout, 2 walks. 2B: Fearor (SV), Webb (SV), Master (SV). 3B: Garrett Swanson (G). HR: Williams (SV). Multiple hits: Aaron Witman (G) 4, Ryan McGonigle (G) 3, Dan Jeffreys (G), Tyler Damazo (G), Garrett Swanson (G), Jeremy Herzog (G), Master (SV), Webb (SV) 2.
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