Everything was clicking for the Geneva offense on Monday night. Mikey Arman (Kenyon) hit 3 home runs (2 in the same inning) en route to an 18-6 victory over the Adirondack Trail Blazers to give the Red Wings their seventh win of the season.
Geneva scored in 6 of the 9 frames; things started off in humble fashion in the top of the first with an RBI groundout for William Simoneit (Cornell) to score Trustin Riley (Tampa University).
In the third, a Justin Barr (Central Alabama CC) triple would plate Trustin Riley again. Barr would score on the next batter via a walk, only to be followed by Mikey Arman’s first of three home runs on the evening.
The fifth inning is where things went nuts. A ten run frame for the Red Wings saw the scoring unfold like this:
Back to back home runs; first, a Mikey Arman 3 run blast, followed by a Jake Evans (Alabama Southern CC) solo shot; a Matt Chamberlain (University of New Haven) hit by pitch, scoring Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish CC); a 2 RBI double from Trustin Riley, scoring Ben Terwilliger (University of Maine) and Matt Collins (Cornell); a Justin Barr RBI groundout that scored Matt Chamberlain; and to cap it off, another home run from Mikey Arman, this time a two run blast that scored Trustin Riley.
The Trail Blazers would score three in the bottom of the fifth, but the Wings would answer right back with two more runs from a Trustin Riley home run in the top of the sixth. Geneva would tack on solo runs in the seventh and eighth, courtesy of a Matt Collins sacrifice fly and a Joseph Tassin Single.
Geneva’s starter Jordan Murphy (1-0, UT Dallas) would get the victory on the night, throwing 5 innings, striking out 5 and allowing three runs. Relievers Jared Kasco (NJIT), Brent Holcombe (Bossier Parish CC), and Domenic Nardone (Siena) would finish the last 4 innings for the Wings.
At the end of the night, the Wings won 18-6 and earned their seventh win of the season. They are 7-2 and are currently tied for first place with Jamestown in the West Division of the PGCBL. Geneva is off today, and will resume action at home on Wednesday, June 14th against the Newark Pilots. Jared Kasco will start on the bump for the Wings.
OTHER NOTES FROM THE GAME:
Trustin Riley would finish with 5 runs scored, 4 RBI, and 3 hits on the night.
Geneva had hit one home run through 8 games played going into last night. They finished with five on the evening.
In their four game win streak, Geneva has outscored opponents 36-10, good for a +26 run differential.