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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • White helps Leafs rally vs. Streator

  • The Geneseo varsity baseball team earned the sweep of Sterling this past week and also went 1-1 with Streator in the first two games of the series.
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  • The Geneseo varsity baseball team earned the sweep of Sterling this past week and also went 1-1 with Streator in the first two games of the series.
    Geneseo vs. Streator
    Trailing 4-1 after three innings, the Leafs rallied to push nine runs across the plate in the final three innings to claim the win, 10-4 over Streator April 30.
    Both squads plated one run in the second inning for the 1-1 tie; but the Bulldogs drove in three runs in the third to take the 4-1 lead.
    Geneseo responded in the fifth as the Leafs put six runs on the board, which was highlighted by a three-run home run blast by Zak White.
    The Leafs tacked on another run in the sixth and two in the seventh to secure the win.
    Billy Converse recorded the win on the hill as he allowed eight hits, four runs and struck out four in seven innings.
    White (4 RBIs) led the offensive attack for the Leafs with three hits, which included two doubles and a home run.
    Zach Riffe and Michael Daniels (1 RBI) chipped in two hits each with a double from Riffe; while Adam Stenzel, Rayce Singbush, Trevor Craig, Joe Thomas (1 RBI), Mike Murray (1 RBI) and Alex Craig had one hit apiece with a double from Murray and a triple from Trevor Craig.
    Geneseo vs. Streator
    Four runs in the first two innings ended up being enough for the Bulldogs to defeat host Geneseo April 29, 4-1.
    Streator drove in three runs in its opening at bats for the early 3-0 lead, and plated another run in the second to go up 4-0 after two innings. The Leafs got on the board with one run in the fourth, but were unable to push anymore across the plate for the final score.
    Greg Rusk recorded the loss on the hill as he allowed seven hits, four runs and struck out two; while Nevada Nilsson gave up no hits, no runs and struck out two.
    At the plate, Alex Craig led the team with two hits; while Jon Solberg, Daniels (1 RBI), Singbush, Stenzel and Riffe, all finished with one hit, which included a double from Daniels.
    Geneseo vs. Sterling
    Geneseo earned the sweep of rival Sterling on the road April 26 with a 4-3 win.
    The Golden Warriors struck first with one run in the bottom of the first, but the Leafs responded with two runs in the top of the third to take the 2-1 lead.
    Sterling regained control of the lead in the bottom of the fifth as the squad drove in two runs for a 3-2 score. The Leafs pushed two runs across the plate in the sixth for the 4-3 advantage, and were able to hold off the Golden Warriors in the seventh for the win.
    Page 2 of 3 - Converse received the win on the hill as he allowed 10 hits, three runs and struck out five; while Nathan Yager recorded the save as he gave up two hits, no runs and struck out two.
    Trevor Craig led the Leafs at the plate with two hits; while Riffe, Stenzel, Singbush, Daniels (1 RBI), White (1 RBI), Joe Thomas and Solberg (1 RBI) contributed one hit apiece. Murray finished the game with an RBI.
    Geneseo vs. Sterling
    The Leafs and Golden Warriors were locked in a tight battle April 25 in Geneseo, and a bases loaded sacrifice fly ball hit by White scored the winning run for the Leafs in the bottom of the seventh for the 1-0 win.
    Geneseo and Sterling locked in a 0-0 stalemate through six innings. In the seventh, Sterling had runners on first and second, but the Leaf defense was able to off the Warriors and headed into the bottom of the seventh still tied 0-0.
    With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Stenzel reached first on a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. Singbush got on base after a walk, and Singbush and Stenzel reached second and third on another Sterling passed ball. The Golden Warriors intentionally walked Daniels to load the bases, and White launched a sacrifice fly ball to left to score Stenzel for the win.
    Zach Alexander pitched a complete-game shut out for the Leafs as he only gave up six hits, no runs and struck out five.
    Geneseo combined for only four hits on the night from Stenzel, Singbush, Trevor Craig and Thomas with one apiece, and White finished with an RBI.
    Geneseo vs. Sterling
    In game one of their series with Sterling April 24, the Leafs cruised to a 13-5 victory over the host Golden Warriors.
    Geneseo struck first with one run in the first, but Sterling countered with two in the bottom of the frame for the 2-1 lead. The Leafs responded in one run in the second to tie the game at 2-2.
    The Leafs regained the advantage as they plated three runs in the third, but the Warriors drove in two runs in the bottom of the inning to make it a 5-4 ball game.
    Geneseo extended its lead in the fourth as the squad drove three runs helped by a two-run home run shot by Singbush, but Sterling scored one run in the bottom of the frame for a 8-5 Geneseo lead.
    It was all Geneseo for the remainder of the contest as the Leafs plated one run in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seven to seal the victory.
    Page 3 of 3 - Greg Rusk pitched the win for the Leafs as he allowed six hits, five runs and struck out five; while Yager received the save as he gave up one hit, no runs and struck out five.
    Riffe (1 RBI) led the team with four hits; followed by Stenzel (2 RBIs), Daniels (1 RBI) and Thomas (2 RBIs), all with three hits, which included two doubles from Stenzel and one each from Daniels and Riffe.
    Singbush (2 RBIs) chipped in two hits off a home run and a double; while Murray (1 RBI), Trevor Craig (1 RBI), Jeremy May and White (1 RBI) added one hit apiece with a double from White. Solberg and Alex Craig finished the game with an RBI each.
    The Leafs (17-6 overall and 6-3 in the NIB 12) host LaSalle-Peru next at 4:30 p.m. May 6 at Stone Field.
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