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Five Geneva Softball Players Tabbed PAC All-Conference

Softball First-Team Members

Beaver Falls, Pa.  – On Monday, May 8 the Presidents’ Athletic Conference released its 2017 All-Conference Softball Teams highlighting five Geneva College Golden Tornadoes. Geneva finished the 2017 season fifth in the league with an overall record of 21-16, 10-8 in the PAC. Freshman pitcher Casey Farkasovsky (Beaver, PA/Beaver), freshman shortstop April Lude (Canfield, OH/Western Reserve) and sophomore outfielder Haley Sainato (New Castle, PA/Mohawk) were all named PAC All-Conference First Team members. Sophomore first baseman Ashley Grow (Beaver, OH/Waverly) was honored as second team member and senior third baseman Lucia Fee (Wampum, PA/Mohawk) earned honorable mention.

Casey Farkasovsky dominated on both sides of the game. The cleanup hitter went 38-105 (.362) at bat tallying five doubles, nine home runs, 38 RBIs and 20 runs. In the circle, the rookie pitcher earned a stellar 17-9 record posting a 3.45 ERA. She closed her first season as a Golden Tornado striking out 68 batters of her 148.0 innings pitched.

Transfer April Lude didn’t take anytime transitioning into the Golden Tornado uniform. She took on the shortstop responsibilities with a .895 fielding percentage with 64 putouts, 81 assists and five double plays. With the stick, she went 42-116 (.362) at bat smacking five doubles, a triple and two homers while posting 17 runs, 20 RBIs.  

Haley Sainato led Geneva’s offense posting a .438 batting percentage (53-121). She hit six doubles on her way to posting 39 runs and 11 RBIs. Her patience in the batter’s box drew 18 walks. She stole 26 bases of her 31 attempts. As Geneva’s centerfielder, Sainato earned a .957 fielding percentage after 64 putouts.

Second-Team member, Ashley Grow, went 33-108 (.306) on the season while launching 10 doubles, a home run, 25 RBIs and scoring 15 runs. At first base, Grow showed off a .982 fielding percentage with 250 putouts and 21 assists.

Honorable Mention Lucia Fee finished her career batting .355 percent (44-124). She placed six doubles and sailed a home run over the left field fence at Conrady Field. Her 16 RBI season lifted her into triple-digit career RBIs milestone at 107.


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.


May 8, 2017