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Bring Out the Brooms; Geneva Swept Grove City 3-1, 4-1

Theiss Pitching

Beaver Falls, PA - The Grove City College Wolverines traveled to Beaver Falls to face off in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference softball doubleheader on Monday, April 17. The Golden Tornadoes were able to pull off a 3-1 victory in game one before repeating the effort in game two for the 4-1 win. The sweep moves Geneva to an overall record to 16-12 allowing them to break even with a 5-5 conference record.

The Golden Tornadoes were able to strike first and early in the bottom of the first inning. Freshman pitcher Casey Farkasovsky sent home Haley Sainato; 1-0. The Wolverines responded immediately with their only run of the game in the top of the second.

After two more scoreless innings, Geneva had a four-hit fourth inning to seal the victory. Freshman Bobbie Ann Theiss connected on a single to send Ashley Grow home (2-1). Sainato’s strong at bat proved prevalent enough to earn the walk which sent home run number three in the form of junior Laura Innocenzi.  

Farkasovsky pitched all seven innings allowing seven hits, one run, three walks, and three strikeouts for her 12th win of the season.

Theiss tallied a complete game in the circle for game two. In her seven innings she allowed only six hits, no earned runs, a walk and three strikeouts. The victory was her fourth win of the season. Theiss was able to battle her way through a two-out rally in the third where Grove City was able to convert for the opening 1-0 score in the second.

Bats exploded in the top of fourth for Geneva scoring two runs on three hits and two walks. Innocenzi connected on a long double to the outfield fence to allow April Lude to round the bases from first to score the tying run. In the same inning, senior Clara Sevy’s patience at the plate allowed the second walk of the inning to result in Hannah Logan crossing the plate (2-1).

Geneva tallied two more runs in the sixth. Sainato’s double to centerfield brought home Hannah Logan. Sevy reached on an error to send home Sainato for the Golden Tornadoes fourth run.

Geneva returns to Conrady Field on Wednesday, April 19 to host Saint Vincent at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 40 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and classroom options, and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva's programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the Top 100 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.


Apr 17, 2017