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FREE ADMISSION to McDonough Park tonight!

Fans – you are all FREE to get into McDonough Park tonight! We want the entire City of Geneva to come out for our last regular season contest before the playoffs. Enjoy not only FREE admission but fireworks after the game and cheer on your Geneva Red Wings as they take on the Elmira Pioneers in a contest to determine Playoff home field advantage!!

7/27/17 Game against Newark is at 7:05

Tonights double header game against the Newark Pilots in Newark is scheduled to start at 7:05pm due to the weather. Come out to Colburn Park and support your Geneva Red Wings! Watch for updates on our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

7/23/17 Today’s Game was Cancelled

Today’s game against the Newark Pilots was cancelled due to inclement weather. We will be in Newark tomorrow night to play a double header. Join us at Colburn Park as the first game starts at 5pm. Come out and cheer on your Geneva Red Wings!

Red Wings Rout Flames 18-7 in Geneva

The Geneva Red Wings (23-15) erupted for 18 runs on 16 hits in an 18-7 victory over the Onondaga Flames (16-20) on Sunday afternoon at McDonough Park.

A sacrifice fly put the Flames up 1-0 in the top of the first inning. The Red Wings responded by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the frame. The first inning would be one of two offensive frames in which Geneva scored eight runs; they also brought home eight runners in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The offensive takeaways from Sunday’s contest for Geneva:

  • Trustin Riley (Tampa) and Jake Evans (Alabama Southern CC) combined for nine walks and six runs. Evans finished the day 1-2 with a two run home run and five walks.
  • Dominic Toso (Bucknell): 4-7, 3 RBI, 2 R.
  • Mikey Arman (Kenyon): 2-5, 3 RBI, 3 R.
  • Justin Barr (Central Alabama CC): 3-6, RBI, R.
  • Justin Etts (NJIT): 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R.
  • Matt Chamberlain (University of New Haven): 2-3, 2 R.

The Flames had a couple players finish with multi hit days. Webb Little (Ithaca) finished 2-4 with a home run. Matt Carey (Ithaca) finished the day 2-5.

The Red Wings now have a couple days off in a row in accordance with the PGCBL All Star Break. They will send eight total members to represent the Geneva ballclub at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam, New York. Additional coverage will come. Their next contest is in Jamestown on Wednesday against the Jammers (27-11).

Red Wings Defeat Jammers 5-4 in Geneva

McDonough Park played host to another one run decision between the top two teams in the Western Division of the PGCBL on Saturday Night. The hosting Red Wings (22-15) beat the visiting Jammers (27-10) by a final tally of 5-4.

Jamestown jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after the fourth inning. Christ Conley (Canisius) finished with a pair of home runs on the night, driving in three RBI and scoring once. He was responsible for all four Jammers runs.

The Wings responded with a solo run in the fifth, a product of a wild pitch to score Matt Smith (UC Davis). The following inning, Geneva plated four runs to take a 5-3 lead. TJ Byrd (Rend Lake) started the inning with a double, and scored on a passed ball. The Red Wings loaded the bases after that, and Jake Evans (Alabama Southern CC) delivered with a two out, two RBI single. Jake Lyle (Volunteer State CC) followed immediately with an RBI single of his own to conclude Geneva’s scoring for the evening.

Jamestown added a single run in the top of the seventh on Christ Conley’s second home run of the game. Following that, there were runners on the corners with only one out, but a line drive double play on a hit and run got reliever Brent Holcombe (Bossier Parish CC) and the Wings out of the inning with the lead.

Reliever Colby Mullins (Andrew College) earned a six out save, pitching scoreless eighth and ninth innings. There were runners on first and second with one out in the top of the ninth, but a flyout and strikeout ended the game. It was Mullins’ sixth save of the season.

Geneva returns to action on Sunday when they host the Flames. It will be their last game before the All Star Break.

Red Wings Topple Pioneers 10-6

On Wednesday night in Geneva, McDonough Park played host to a game which saw the Red Wings (20-15) outscore the Pioneers (17-17) 10-2 following the top of the first inning. This led the hosting Geneva ballclub to walk away with their second consecutive victory by a score of 10-6.

Down 4-0 going into the bottom of the first, the Wings responded with five straight hits to open the frame and four runs of their own. Mikey Arman (Kenyon), William Simoneit (Cornell), and Matt Smith (UC Davis) all had RBI hits in the inning.

In the top of the third, the Pioneers regained the lead with a two out bloop RBI single from Devon Adams (Old Dominion). Geneva answered back in the bottom of the frame with three runs of their own, and they would keep the lead for good at that point. Jake Evans (Alabama Southern CC) singled home a run to tie the game, and Matt Chamberlain (University of New Haven) followed with a two out, two RBI double to push the Red Wings on top, 7-5.

In the top of the seventh, a bases loaded walk brought the Pioneers within one of the Red Wings. Geneva added three runs of insurance in the bottom of the eighth, ultimately concluding scoring for the evening. The Pioneers stranded a couple runners in the top of the ninth, and the Wings walked away winners, 10-6.

Starter Jordan Murphy (UT Dallas) earned the win, going 5.0 innings and allowing four hits. Reliever Domenic Nardone (Siena) provided 3.0 solid innings of relief, surrendering only a single run and keeping the lead intact in a wet contest. Garrett Swanson (Kalamazoo) closed things out for the ballclub, pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

Elmira starter Parker Ford (Mississippi State) got slated with the loss on the game, throwing 3.0 innings.

Geneva earned, debatably, their biggest two wins of the season in the past two nights. A pair of home wins against Jamestown and Elmira has pushed their lead for second place up to 2.5 games in the East. They return to action on Thursday on the road against the Flames.

Red Wings Walk Off on Jammers in 14 Innings

After 14 innings of play last night at McDonough Park in Geneva, what separated the Red Wings (19-15) from the Jammers (26-7) was a Dominic Toso (Bucknell) RBI single to left.

In the bottom of the third inning, scoring started with a Matt Collins (Cornell) solo home run over the left field fence. The Wings tacked on another single run in the bottom of the fourth, when a two out rally included an RBI single from Jake Lyle (Volunteer State CC) to score Matt Smith (UC Davis). To cap a third consecutive inning of scoring, Dominic Toso hit a two run opposite field home run in the bottom of the fifth to score himself and TJ Byrd (Rend Lake). Following the home run, the Wings lead 4-0.

Jamestown came roaring back in the top of the sixth. A pair of singles from Chris Estra (UTSA) and John Conti (Canisius) were complemented by a sacrifice fly Ben Brookover (UTSA) to tack on four runs in the inning and tie the game.

The Jammers added their fifth and sixth unanswered runs in the top of the eighth. A pair of errors allowed Brookover and Skyler Valentine (UTSA) to score on sacrifice flies.

The Wings scored two of their own in the bottom of the frame. Toso scored on an RBI groundout from Jake Evans (Alabama Southern CC), and Mikey Arman was plated by a 1 out Matt Smith double.

At this point, scoring ceased until the 14th. Five and a half frames of baseball were played without a run, as the contest between the top two teams in the West dove deeper into extra innings. The main event of this stretch was undoubtedly the battle between the single relievers for either team. Colin Johnston (Monroe CC) gave his team 6.0 innings of one run baseball, and that lone run proved to be the difference. He came on in the bottom of the eighth inning to kill the Wings momentum, and proved effective through an inning count matching that of a starting pitcher’s.

Colby Mullins (Andrew College) earned the victory, in every sense of the verb. 6.0 innings of shutout relief paved the way for Geneva to eventually walk off in the bottom of the 14th inning.

The offensive half started with a Matt Collins bloop single down the left field line. Following that at bat, Matt Chamberlain (University of New Haven) sacrifice bunted him over the second. The next batter, Yohei Ishiyama (Nihon University, Japan) reached with an infield single off the pitcher’s glove. This allowed Collins to race to third. Dominic Toso sealed the deal with a laced single through the left side, and the celebration began when Matt Collins crossed home plate.

Andy Reed (Elmira College) started the game for the Red Wings, tossing 6.0 innings and surrendering four runs. He retired 11 Jammers batters in a row at one point. Michael Ginther (Canisius) was the starter for Jamestown, and he finished with 6.2 innings while giving up four.

The Red Wings return to action against the Elmira Pioneers (17-16) at McDonough Park in Geneva on Wednesday, July 12.

Movie Night at McDonough Park and So Much More!

It’s Movie Night at McDonough Park tonight! The Arbor Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the movie “The Sandlot” after our game against Newark. Come enjoy free popcorn and autographs from the Geneva Red Wings!

But wait … There’s more!

We are also having a giveaway to the first 120 fans through the gates! Receive a FREE autographed Red Wings baseball card, part of our “MVP Series”. After the 120 cards are given out, they can be purchased for $2 each at the Team Store while supplies last!

But wait… Even More!!!

It is also “Youth Baseball Night” at the Park! Wear your youth baseball organizations shirt and get in for FREE!

It’s going to be a great time so come join us at the park!!