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Red Wings Takedown Trailblazers with Solid Pitching

 

By Connor Griffin

The Geneva Red Wings defeated the Adirondack Trail Blazers 3-1 on Friday on Sons/Daughters of Italy Night at McDonough Park thanks in part to a great outing from starting pitcher Kobie Punchard (Brockport).  Punchard pitched five innings allow just one run while striking out six.

The Red Wings also provided just enough offense to back up the stellar pitching. It started in the 3rd when Trevor Rogers (San Francisco St) hit a solo homer in giving Geneva a 1-0 lead.

The very next inning, the Trail Blazers  tied it up, as Jarrett Hall hit an RBI double.  Geneva would regain the lead in the 7th, as Brock Kauffman(East Stroudsburg)  hit an RBI single.

The Wings would then add an insurance run in the 8th  as Jason Dumount’s base hit would send home Brandon Cooper (Adrian College) to make it 3-1.

Tim Blaisdell (Hartford) and Jacob Maser (LeMoyne) came in relief for Geneva  and finished the game strong, shutting out the Trail Blazers.

Geneva’s has two games on the road against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs and the Adirondack Trailblazers but returns home on Monday June 17 to face the Elmira Pioneers.

 

Strong Pitching and Offense Leads Red Wings to Win Over Blue Sox

The Geneva Red Wings won 7-2 over the Utica Blue Sox on Tuesday night, showing strong performances both on the mound and at the plate.

Alexander Gow (Kenton) started for Geneva and gave up just four hits and one earned run while striking out five.

Gow was able to get early support from his offense as in the 2nd inning Daniel Sperling (McHenry County Col) singled to bring home Harrison Treble (Pace Univ).

The Wings opened it up more in the 4th as they put up three runs, starting with Kross Grundy (Georgia Southern) scoring on a passed ball. A few batters later, Sperling would come through again as the third basemen hit a two-RBI double, making it 4-0 Geneva.

The Blue Sox would answer back next inning, as Malik Spratling hit a solo shot to deep center field. Aaron Previsky would then reach first base on an error that would score Ben Montenegro.

The Wings would add some insurance runs in the 6th as Brock Kauffman (East Stroudsburg) knocked in two more with a single. Trevor Rogers (San Francisco St) then hit an RBI double, making it 7-2.

From there Geneva’s relief pitchers Tim Geissel (SJFC) and Jacob Land (Adrian College) would hold Utica scoreless.

The Red Wings next game is Thursday, as they travel to Elmira to take on the Pioneers.

Red Wings’ Offense Leads Way in Win Over Pioneers

By Connor Griffin

The Geneva Red Wings defeated the Elmira Pioneers 11-6 on Sunday with an offensive surge.

Their work started in the 1st when Trevor Rogers (San Francisco St) would single and bring home Brainy Rojas (East Stroudsburg Univ). A couple of batters later, Logan Kellerman’s (Furman Univ) single would knock in two more, giving Geneva an early 3-0 lead.

In the 2nd, Elmira would get one back as Quinn Buffington hit a double to score Trae Harmon.  Elmira would then score again in the 3rd, as Mason Ruhlman hit an RBI double to make it 3-2.

A double by Harrison Treble (Pace Univ), followed by a Kellerman single, increased the Wings’ lead by two.

The next inning, Brock Kauffman (East Stroudsburg) grounded into a double play but would still drive in a run making it a 6-2 game.

In the sixth, it would be Kellerman again, as the catcher would double making it a five-run game.

The Pioneers would fight back though. With two runners on, Garett Shultz hit a bases-clearing double. Nathan Berg would then drive in Shultz to cut the lead to two. In the eighth, Preston Moore would come through with a big RBI triple making it a 7-6 lead.

From there, the Wings would halt Elmira’s momentum. Treble knocked in one more with a base hit. After Trevor Rogers scored on a wild pitch, Kellerman completed his five-for-five night with a double that would score two more, making it 11-6.

Wild Night at McDonough as the Wings fall to Utica 7-6

Red Wings Fall to Blue Sox 7-6

The Geneva Red Wings lost to the Utica Blue Sox 7-6 at McDonough Park on Thursday and almost had a comeback but umpire confusion on the field would lead to a loss posted for the night.

Utica came out hot as they would take a 5-0 lead by the top of the fourth inning.

The Blue Sox’ runs started in the first inning after Geneva’s starting pitcher, Kobie Punchard, walked Joey DeMasi with the bases loaded.

In the second inning, Robbie Young’s RBI single would increase Utica’s lead to 2-0. The next inning, Aaron Previsky’s single would make it 3-0.

In the fourth inning, a single by Vincenzo Castronovo followed by a sacrifice –fly by DemMasi, would make it 5-0.

The Red Wings would finally respond in the bottom of the fourth, as a single by Kross Grundy (Georgia Southern) would score Daniel Sperling (McHenry County Col) . A few batters later, Leo Wells (Notre Dame College) would hit one off the wall for a three-RBI-triple, making the score 5-4 Utica.

In the fifth inning, a wild pitch would bring home Daniel Sperling.

The Wings would then tie it up in the 6th, as Matteo Avallone (Brockport) produced an RBI single.

After an error by Aaron Previsky with runners in scoring position, the Blue Sox would retake the lead. Robbie Young would then hit a sac fly to make it 7-5.

In the ninth inning things got interesting.

Kross Grundy was called out trying to get home from second due to runner interference.

A walk would reload the bases. The next play, a single by Jason Dumont, would have tied the game, although, confusion by the umpires on the score of the game would determine that one of the Red Wings runs did not count, so the game was not tied and was actually 7-6.

Brainy Rojas (East Stroudsburg Univ) was the last hope for the Red Wings, but he would strikeout to end the game.

 

 

 

Opening Day at McDonough Park

The 2019 season kicked off with a bang – just not the kind we wanted! The Geneva Red Wings opening day saw the largest crowds in years at McDonough Park ready to cheer on their Wings to victory. The parking lot was packed and the crowd was cheering while Geneva took an early lead over the visiting Newark Pilots.

Then the bang –the thunder and lightning along with the rain. The fans stayed around hoping the game would resume but mother nature had another thing in mind and it rained harder. The game was suspended with Geneva up over Newark 4-1. The date of the make up game will be announced in the future.

McDonough Park will be getting our new scoreboard up later this week. The Red Wings Team Store has been moved to the concession stand to better serve our guests.

Come join us for our next home game on Tuesday June 4th as we take on the Elmira Pioneers. Come out before the game and get $2 hotdogs until the first pitch! Join us for dinner and then stay for some great summer baseball – as long as mother nature cooperates!

 

Join us for the 2019 Season Opener Kickoff Party – Thursday May 30th!!

Join the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce for its next Member Milestone Event celebrating the 2019 Opening Season of the Geneva Red Wings!!

Come celebrate with us at McDonough Park on Thursday May 30 from 3-5pm with a photo op at 4pm. Meet our players, enter to win game tickets, season tickets and enjoy light snacks and refreshments. This is FREE and open to the public so come join us for the fun and get your tickets for our Opening Day game on Saturday June 1st!

Wings Magical 2018 Season Ends in Semi-Final Playoff Game 3

By MATTHEW MECKLEY

The Geneva Red Wings magical season ended in a tragic way on Saturday night as they dropped a decisive game three to Jamestown 11-5. Tragedy struck in the bottom of the eighth inning as outfielder Langston Livingston collapsed out in left field with a neck injury. He was transported off the field by medical personnel.

“He (Livingston) had thrown a ball over the fence; and he kind of twisted his neck,” Geneva coach David Shwam said. “He could hear a little pop; and when it popped it made him lightheaded. He started back peddling to get back to his position, and then he fell down. He’s in stable condition.”

Early on the Red Wings were playing inspirational baseball. In the top of the first Jesse Hall stole home plate as team mate Justin Barr was stealing second. Geneva would tack on two more runs in the top of the second; as Trustin Riley hit an RBI single allowing Livingston to score, followed by a Jared Gillis RBI that scored Zac Miller.

Jamestown rallied in the bottom of the second as they added three runs themselves to tie the game. The Jammers extended their lead in the bottom of the third as Jeff Timko hit a 2 RBI double. He later scored off a sac-fly to make the score 6-3.

Geneva inched their way back in the game in the top of the fifth as Hall scored on a Nick LaBrasca RBI grounder.

After the injury to Livingston occurred; Jamestown capitalized on the delay and really put the game on ice by adding five more runs.

“Things just fell apart because of that big delay; I think our minds were still focused on Langston,” Shwam added.

Barr added an RBI single in the top of the ninth to give the Red Wings hope at a comeback. Unfortunately for Geneva they ran out of outs.

Shwam took away some positive notes to recap the season which was up and down all summer.

“It was a ride for our kids. But it’s was how we ended the season; coming here to Newark and winning that big double header. We didn’t have a day off after that rain out we had. We took our only day off we had to play. We had to play 10 days in a row, and we actually played well.

“The way we ended was real positive. We know we got beat tonight. We could’ve cashed in a week and a half ago and not even have been here. We just battled all the way through.”