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Geneva Soars Past Pilots in 17-4 Win

 GENEVA, N.Y. – New York State Senator Pamela Helming and 1958-1959 Geneva Red Legs Outfielder Harry Panero joined the fans at McDonough Park on June 22nd to throw out a couple of opening pitches to commemorate McDonough Park’s 60th Anniversary and “Senator Pam Helming Night.” Their presence may have unknowingly fueled the Red Wings to a 17-4 dominating win over the Newark Pilots! The Geneva fans that attended “Pam Helming Night” and the 60th Anniversary Celebration gave the Wings the motivation they needed to catch the big win at the end of the night.

The winning pitcher for Geneva was #34 Hayden Seig, who pitched 5 innings and allowed 3 of the Pilots 4 runs, while Pitcher #4 Trace Holder (Southern Alabama) closed the game pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Newark Pilots Pitcher #13 Matthew Walczak (Lincoln Memorial Univ.) took the loss on the mound.

Leading the way for the Red Wings was #6 Nick Carnevale (Brookdale) who had 4 hits, a 2-run home run and a whopping 6 RBI’s. Other key players on the win were #26 Langston Livingston (St. Josephs Univ.) who had a 3-run home run to nab 3 RBI’s, #11 Justin Barr (Central Alabama CC) had 2 hits for 2 RBI’s and #31 Nick LaBrasca (Youngstown State) with 3 RBI’s.

Geneva’s 17 runs in this contest was their highest total offensive production thus far in the 2018 season. The 17-runs were split accordingly: 2 runs in the first inning, 4 runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, 6 runs in the seventh inning and 1 run in the eighth.

Geneva moves to 8-9 with the win tonight against Newark and will play home again against the Pilots on Sunday, June 24th at 4:05pm. The Wings travel to Jamestown to take on the Jammers tomorrow, June 23rd at 7:05pm.

Red Wings Continue Dominance of Pioneers, Win 4-3

GENEVA, N.Y. – The Geneva Red Wings broke their two game winless streak and won their third in a row against Elmira with a 4-3 victory Thursday evening. The Red Wings used a strong outing by starting pitcher Jack Collins (College of Charleston) and smart base running to come away with the victory.

Elmira would open the scoring early in the top of the first inning DH Liam Hibbits hit an RBI single to right field which scored SS Blaine Smith, giving the Pioneers a 1-0 lead. Geneva would answer in the bottom of the second inning when 3B Jesse Hall (LB Wallace College) hit a sacrifice bunt to score Langston Livingston (St. Joseph’s (Pa.), tying the game at one run a piece.

Blaine Smith would hit a single in the top of the 5th, advance on a wild pitch , steal third, and finally score on an error, earning his second run of the game and  giving Elmira back the lead 2-1. The Red Wings would answer right back when catcher Lane Powell (Alabama Southern) reached second on an error, and scored as Trustin Riley (Tampa U) grounded into a fielder’s choice, tying the game at 2-2.

Geneva would take their first lead of the game in the bottom of the sixth when 1B Nick Labrasca (Youngstown State) got on base with a single and driven home by a Jesse Hall triple, giving the Wings a 3-2 lead. Riley would extend the Wing’s lead as he hit an RBI single to score Hall.

Elmira would bring themselves within one in the seventh when Smith hit an RBI single to score Tanner Johnson. Elmira starting pitcher Mason Hazelwood’s night would end after the sixth as he was replaced by 2nd baseman Mason Ruhlman. Hazelwood would finish giving up four runs on eight hits over six innings.

Red Wings starting pitcher Jack Collins would innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, when he replaced by Joey Haas (U of Delaware). Haas would go through a scoreless eighth before being replaced by Trace Holder (Southern Alabama). Holder would retire the side on only eight pitches to earn his second save of the season.

Geneva (6-5) will be on the road until Tuesday June 19, when they return to McDonough Park to take on the Saugerties Stallions, first pitch at 7:05

Geneva Drops Second Meeting with Watertown

GENEVA, N.Y. – The Geneva Red Wings missed their opportunity at revenge as they drop their second meeting with the Watertown Rapids in a 48-hour window. This high-scoring ball game accounted for 31 total runs, but the Wings ultimately drop to 5-5 after a home loss to the Rapids 17-14.

The Watertown Rapids started out hot as they carried a 6-1 lead going into the bottom of the second, but Geneva quickly rallied as they tacked on 9 runs including a 3-run homerun courtesy of #26 Langston Livingston (St. Joseph’s Univ.) and a 2-run homerun from #9 Jared Gillis (Delaware State). But Watertown’s fire wouldn’t stay out for long as they answered Geneva’s 9-run campaign with an 8-run push of their own that the Wings could not overcome.

In the loss, #26 Langston Livingston nabbed 4 RBI’s and #9 Jared Gillis led the team with 3 hits. The Winning pitcher for Watertown was #17 Robbie Frongello, while the losing pitcher for Geneva was #10 Mark Bobko (Bloomsburg).

Geneva gets back on the road Wednesday, June 13th against the Utica Blue Sox at 7:05pm, this will be their first encounter of the 2018 season. The Wings will be back home on Thursday, June 14th at 7:05 to take on the Elmira Pioneers.

 

Geneva Shuts Out Elmira 4-0 in Second Meeting

 

GENEVA, N.Y. – The Red Wings advance to 5-3 on the 2018 season with another team win over the Elmira Pioneers Sunday afternoon 4-0. Pitcher #19 Sean Lubreski (NJIT) led the way for the Wings with a grand total of 90 pitches, 8 strikeouts, and only 4 hits allowed over the span of 8 full innings. Pitcher #4 Trace Holder (Southern Alabama) came into the game in the ninth to close, accounting for 2 strikeouts and a fly-out.

The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when the Wings scored 2 runs. The Wings raised the score to 3-0 with another run scored in the sixth, and tacked on another in the eighth inning to bring Geneva to their final score of 4-0.

Hit leaders for Geneva were outfielder #8 Sam Fuller (St. Bonaventure), infielder #9 Jared Gillis (Delaware State) and infielder #24 Evan Magidan (Bucknell) all with 2 hits each. Infielder #31 Nick LaBrasca (Youngstown State), Catcher #12 Lane Powell (Alabama Southern) and Outfielder #20 Brennan Smith (MCC) all had 1 hit a piece.

#8 Sam Fuller also notched 2 RBI’s in this contest; his teammates #13 Austin Jackson (Menodocino CC) and #24 Evan Magidan also had 1 RBI each. Geneva ended the day with 9 hits total.

The losing pitcher for Elmira was #24 Collin Lowe (Richmond) who pitched 6 complete innings. The Pioneers had 4 total hits courtesy of #15 Tanner Johnson (Kentucky), #16 Brooks Carlson (Samford), #2 Colin Davis (Wofford) and #27 Tom Henderson (UC Berkeley).

The Geneva Red Wings will take on the Watertown Rapids Monday, June 11th in Watertown at 7:05pm. This matchup will be the first for these two teams this season.

Wings Stomp the Pioneers to Move to 4-1

GENEVA, N.Y. – The Geneva Red Wings move to 4-1 on the 2018 season with a win over the Elmira Pioneers 2-0. Another chilly night at McDonough park had fans piling in to catch the Wings, hoping for another thriller after their home win last night over the Pilots in 10 innings.

The Wings first run was scored after DH #26 Langston Livingston (St. Josephs Univ.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, sending his teammate in to score. Livingston finished the night with 1 hit, and made it to base 3 separate times after being walked. Pitcher #27 Jack Collins (College of Charleston) threw 7 scoreless innings for the win, while #4 Trace Holder (Southern Alabama) closed the game to earn the save on the mound.

For the Pioneers, Pitcher #25 Rhyse Dee (Wake Forest) nabbed the loss as the Pioneers drop to 1-3 on the season.

The Red Wings will be back in action Friday, June 8th as they travel to rival Newark to play the Pilots for the second time this season. Geneva will be back home Saturday, June 9th looking for redemption against the Jamestown Jammers, as this will be their second meeting of the summer.

WINGS WIN THRILLER OVER PILOTS IN 10

GENEVA, N.Y. – A cool summer night in Geneva set the tone for what turned out to be a riveting 10 innings of baseball as the Geneva Red wings prevailed over the Newark Pilots in extra innings.

After having their first two games rained-out and losing to the Elmira Pioneers on Sunday (6/3), the Pilots were looking to get back on track with a win at Geneva. But the Red Wings had other plans in mind.

The Red Wings allowed 5 runs in the first inning of the contest but refused to quit. The Wings, after making some personnel changes, held the Pilots to their 5 runs for the entirety of the game and answered with 6 runs of their own. One after another, Geneva chipped away at the deficit, and maintained their “never say die” demeanor. Stepping onto the diamond late in the game was outfielder #8 Sam Fuller (St. Bonaventure Univ.), who ultimately scored the game winning run after teammate #6 Nick Carnevale (Brookdale Univ.) hit a shot between first and second base to send Fuller home and win the game.

Geneva Pitcher #2 Joey Haass (University of Delaware) came into the game to close and ended up with the win on the mound, while Newark Pitcher #25 Alec Teska (St. John Fisher College) nabbed the loss. Geneva outfielder #26 Langston Livingston (St. Josephs University) had himself quite the game with 3 hits, as did his teammate #31 Nick LaBrasca (Youngstown State) who ended the night with 2 hits.

For Newark, hit leaders were #11 Dawson Bailey (Niagara Univ.) with 2 hits, and teammate #6 Alexander Hernandez (Nova Southeastern Univ.) also with 2.

Geneva will play Newark again on Friday, June 8th at Colburn park in Newark, NY at 7:05pm.

With the win, the Red Wings move to 3-1, and will play home again tomorrow, June 6th, at 7:05pm against the Elmira Pioneers at McDonough Park.

Red Wings Complete Opening Week Sweep of Trailblazers

 

GENEVA, NY: The Red Wings started their home campaign off strong, defeating the Adirondack Trailblazers 4-1 and earning the two game weekend sweep. Winning pitcher Sean Lubreski (NJIT) pitched five scoreless innings and Center Fielder Brian Knapp (Pomona College) hit a go ahead two run home run in the fifth inning to seal the victory for the Red Wings (2-0). The Trailblazers (0-2) were led by #12 Jon Iadevaia and #5 Bradley Roberto who had two hits apiece in the losing effort.

Starting pitcher Sean Lubreski (NJIT) held the Trailblazers hitless for the first 4 innings until Bradley Roberto hit a single into shallow right field. Geneva was able to solve the Trailblazers starting pitcher Kyle Smith with a single in the first and a few other hits in the early innings, but it wasn’t until the fifth inning that they managed to get on the scoreboard. After Brian Knapp’s (Pomona College) two-run shot the Red Wings were able to tack on two more runs, taking advantage of six walks and two Trailblazer Errors to earn their second win of the season. Adirondack managed to get on the scoreboard late with a run in the ninth inning, but it wouldn’t be enough as they lost their second game in a row to the Geneva Red Wings.

The Wings will travel to Jamestown to take on the Jammers on Sunday June 3 with the first pitch at 4:05. The Red Wings will be back home on Tuesday June 5 to take on their rival Newark Pilots, with first pitch at 7:05.

Geneva Red Wings 2018 Opening Day set for Saturday June 2nd

GENEVA: The Geneva Red Wings are returning in the summer of 2018 for their third season as part of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League at McDonough Park. Opening day is set for Saturday June 2, 2018 against the Adirondack Trailblazers. The game is at 7:05 pm.  McDonough Park, home of the Geneva Red Wings, is celebrating 60 years this season. We have many promotions set for this summer season including a 60th Anniversary celebration on Friday June 22. The has also seen a few upgrades for the 2018 season including a new scoreboard and sound system. The park also has an updated concession stand and will now feature a new “Tiki Hut” serving beer. The full summer schedule can be found on our website at http://genevaredwings.com/schedule/

 

Geneva Red Wings welcomes back Coach Dan Shwam

GENEVA: Coach Dan Shwam will be back at the helm for another season as the head coach for the Geneva Red Wings. Shwam lead the Geneva Red Wings in 2017 to a 29-21 season taking the team to the post season for the first time since joining the PGCBL. Coach Shwam said “It goes without saying that we are very glad to be back. I though we made great strides last season and are very excited to work hard to bring a championship to Geneva. We love the community and the fans are so passionate about their baseball that it makes it a pleasure coming to the park every day.”

With him, he brings over 30 years of coaching and managerial experience and five professional championships. Throughout his 21 seasons in Indy ball, 16 as a manager, he built a legacy as one of independent baseball’s all-time winningest skippers with over 650 victories.

The Salt Lake City, Utah, resident is no stranger to the PGCBL spending 2 seasons coaching the Victor RailRiders. Shwam also coached the Cooperstown Hawkeyes for a year and spent 3 seasons with the Elmira Pioneers.

The Geneva Red Wings will celebrate this summer as McDonough Park turns 60 years old. The Red Wings are set to return on June 2, 2018 for opening day against the Newark Pilots. This is the third season that the Geneva Red Wings are a part of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.

Red Wings Celebrate the 1958 Geneva Redlegs on June 22, 2018

McDonough Park is honored to be celebrating the  60th Anniversary of the 1958 team on June 22, 2018 as the Geneva Red Wings take on the Newark Pilots.

We will have some of the 1958 team players on hand during the game and other festivities planned.

The Geneva Redlegs were part of the New York-Penn League from 1958-1962. Notable Geneva Redlegs that went on to play in Major League Baseball include Hall of Famer Tony Perez (1960/61) and MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose (1960) as well as Cesar Tovar (1961), and Art Shamsky (1960).

See our entire seasons schedule at http://genevaredwings.com/schedule/