GENEVA — With the regular season of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League moving along, and with playoff spots soon to be on the line, both Geneva and Newark are looking to improve upon their league standing.
These two Finger Lakes rivals met for the eighth time of the season on Saturday, July 14, and it resulted in an 8-4 win for the Pilots under the lights at Geneva’s McDonough Park.
Through the first five innings Geneva’s pitcher Jack Collins held the Pilots scoreless from the mound. Collins finished the game with five strikeouts and pitching five and two-thirds innings.
The Red Wings were in front 4-3 until the Pilots responded in the top of the seventh with a 2-run home run from Allen Murphy to take the lead. Fellow teammate Ty Babin also responded to hit a solo-home run over the right field fence to give the Pilots a 6-4 lead.
Murphy came through once again in the eighth inning on a 2-run single to help cement the victory.
For the Red Wings, Austin Jackson (3 singles, RBI), Evan Magidan (2 singles, RBI), and Justin Barr (2 singles, 1 run) each had difference making performances.
Jacob Paulishak was the winning pitcher on record for the Pilots as he helped his team improve to 12-20 overall on the season.
Geneva as a result drops to 15-20 on the season and will look for a rebound performance at 7:05 p.m., today, at home against the Elmira Pioneers.