Geneva unable to combat hitting powerhouse of Grove City

It was a cold day for baseball on Saturday, March 19, when the Geneva Golden Tornadoes went out to the diamond to face off against Grove City. With overcast skies and highs only reaching the low 40s, the GTs were in for a drastic change from the warmth and sun in Florida where the team began their season.

The team could not recover from this drastic change in temperature, falling 6-1 and 11-4 in the doubleheader season home opener and conference opener, bringing them to a record of 4-7 overall.

“We had some good positive moments but we just couldn’t overcome the negative ones,” commented assistant coach Kameron Konert.

In game one, senior JC Ackerman (Lewis Center, Ohio / Worthington Christian) was able to make it onto base three times during the game, managing to get all the way home from a sacrificed fly ball hit to right field from senior Aaron Witman (Greencastle, Pa / Shalom Christian Academy).

“In the last inning we showed some light,” said Konert.

The second game finished with a strong pull from Geneva with Witman hitting a double line drive to left field, which managed to bring Ackerman home and score Geneva their fourth run of the game.

The team was unable to combat the hitting abilities of Grove City; however, managing to get only one hit in the first game and six in the second compared with the Wolverines 8 and 15 hits in the games, respectively.

The baseball team will play next on Wednesday, March 23, at home against conference rival Bethany College at 4 p.m.

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