by Connor Griffin
Thursday night’s game at McDonough Park had 27 combined runs as Geneva defeated Newark 17-10. The Wings scored in four different innings, three of which consisted of four or more runs.
Newark got on the board first when Tate Ballestero grounded out but managed to knock in a runner from third.
In the 3rd inning, a sacrifice fly by Harrison Treble, an RBI single by Alex Gow and a two-RBI double by Tyler Holmes gave Geneva a 4-1 lead.
A sacrifice fly by Over Torres would make it a two-run game in the top of the 5th.
In the bottom half of the inning, Gow hit a sacrifice fly of his own to get that run back for Geneva.
Newark pulled within one in the 6th, as a double by Bayley Jamanis and a single by Kameron Reynolds would knock in a run each.
The Wings then had a huge 6th inning, putting up seven runs, starting with an RBI single by Brandon Cooper.
With the bases loaded, Gow was hit by a pitch to walk in another run. A two-RBI double by Daniel Sperling, followed by an RBI triple by Mike Magnanti made it 12-4 Geneva.
Newark would respond with a four-run inning of their own. Jordan Fiedor started it with an RBI single. A wild pitch by Jordan Brown and an error by Holmes, allowed two baserunners to score. During the next at-bat, Brown threw another wild pitch for a run, making it a 12-8 game.
The 7th was another big inning for Geneva. An RBI triple by Trevor Rogers would be followed by an RBI single by Treble. Sperling then hit a two-RBI double. Magnanti brought him home with a single to right field, as Geneva lead 17-8.
In the 8th, a double by Logan Stirr and a single by Fiedor knocked in a run each to make it 17-10.
Geneva heads to Elmira on Thursday night and will be home Friday and Saturday!