GENEVA — The Geneva Red Wings have been on a mini hot streak. Geneva has now won three straight after downing Utica 7-2 Tuesday night at McDonough Park.
The home team got on the board first, as infielder Daniel Sperling knocked down an RBI single allowing Harrison Treble to score. Geneva (5-3) would expand on their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as Kross Grundy scored on a pass ball. Sperling chipped in again with a 2 RBI double allowing Brandon Cooper and Logan Kellerman to score and go up 3-0.
The Blue Sox managed to get on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth as Malik Spratling crushed a solo home run. Ben Montenegro scored an unearned run to make it a one run game.
Red Wings’ infielder Brock Kauffman put the game away in the bottom of the sixth with a 2 RBI single that allowed Kellerman and Sperling to score. Trevor Rogers added icing to the cake with an RBI double allowing Kauffman to score the game clinching run.
Right-handed pitcher Alexander Gow was a key component on the mound. He pitched six innings, allowing four hits and striking out five batters.
In other local PGCBL action Tuesday night:
Newark 13, Elmira 8
NEWARK — The bats were swinging hard at Colburn Park Tuesday night in the Pilots victory.
David Bermudez and St. John Fisher’s Allen Murphy was able to score off a wild pitch in the bottom of the first to claim an early 2-0 lead. The Pioneers’ pitching woes continued in the bottom of the third as Logan Stirr, Ryan Lee, Michael Gorman and Parker Denny each scored off wild pitches.
Murphy would contribute at the plate again with an RBI double that allowed Bermudez to score again. Over Torres brought in Murphy with an RBI single shortly after. Stirr chipped in with an RBI single, allowing Torres to touch home plate and go up 9-0.
Newark (3-5) kept tacking on runs in the bottom of the fourth as Dylan Duplechain scored off a Michael Gorman sac-fly. Bermudez’s offensive presence was met again as he cracked an RBI single that brought in Stirr. Torres played clean up afterwards bringing in Lee with an RBI single. Bermudez scored his third run of the game off another wild pitch.
Elmira showed some signs of life in the top of the seventh as Nathan Berg hit a 2 RBI single. Preston Moore followed up with an RBI single to cut the deficit to 13-3. The Pioneers were able to scatter five more runs throughout the contest to make things interesting.
Right-handed pitcher Ryan Mueller’s seven strike out, three hit performance through five innings ultimately sealed the deal.