The Geneseo varsity baseball team’s season came to an end May 30 as the Leafs were shut out 8-0 in the LaSalle-Peru Sectional by the Cavaliers.
“The score is a little deceiving,” said head coach Steve Brucher.?“We had three hits and they had six, but what it came down to was we didn’t make a few plays that we needed to, and they had some clutch hits.”
L-P plated its first run of the game in the second and scored two more in the third to go up 3-0.
“Baseball is a game of inches and this game was a great example of that,”?said Brucher. “David Behrens hit a ball down the right field line with a runner on first and if that had landed fair we would have tied the game and it would have been a different game.”
The Cavaliers drove in four runs in the fourth to take the 7-0 advantage. L-P’s final score came in the seventh with one run to seal the victory.
Zach Alexander received the loss on the mound for the Leafs as he allowed four hits, seven runs and struck out one in three innings of work. Jeff Lutz also threw three innings and struck out four, while Ryan?Williams pitched one inning where he allowed one hit and one run.
David Behrens, JJ?Rivera and Rayce Singbush combined for the team’s three hits for the game with one apiece. Singbush’s single in the fourth inning set a school record for hits in a single season with 46.
The Leafs finish the season at 20-17 overall and 7-8 in the NIB 12.
“It is hard when the season ends because you always want to keep going, but looking back at the positives and what they were able to accomplish was pretty significant for the team and program,” said Brucher. “These eight seniors will be missed because they did a lot for the team and program. Now the key is can we continue that success and raise the bar for the future.”