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Geneva’s Late Offensive Burst Falls Short at Saint Vincent 11-6

Dillon Taggart

Latrobe, Pa. – On Monday, April 3 the Saint Vincent Bearcats defeated the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes to close the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) baseball series. Dillion Taggart’s big day wasn’t enough as Saint Vincent (8-9, 4-2 PAC) handed Geneva (6-16, 0-8 PAC) an 11-6 loss in the single nine-inning game.

Saint Vincent recorded five runs in the second and added three more in the third inning. Down 8-0, Geneva made its mark on the scoreboard with a run in the fifth. The Bearcats answered with another run in the bottom of the fifth.

Top of the seventh, down eight runs (9-1), Geneva’s bats came alive with four hits and help from a Bearcat error to score four runs. Dillon Taggart (Livingston Manor, NY/Livingston Manor Central) started things off with a double to right field. Tyler Pagaduan (Voorhess, NJ/Eastern Regional) kept things going with a RBI double followed by another RBI double by Joey Luciana (Oakmont, PA/St. Joseph). With two outs on the inning, still trailing 9-3, Forrest Beighley (Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk) reached on an error by Saint Vincent’s right fielder, allowing Luciana to add a run to Geneva’s rally. Richie Rowe (Beaver Falls, PA/Blackhawk) brought home Beighley on a single to right field; 9-5.

Despite Geneva’s offensive momentum, the Bearcats continued to find hits adding two more runs in the bottom of the seventh, expanding their lead to 11-5.

Geneva added one more run in the ninth off Rowe’s bat to bring home Luciana for the 11-6 final.

Taggart had a big day going 3-3 at the plate tallying a walk, double and two runs.

The Golden Tornadoes will continue play on the road. Geneva will face Thiel in Greenville on Wednesday, April 5 in a single nine-inning game starting at 4 p.m.

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Apr 3, 2017