The Maple Leafs hit the reset button on the season after a tough series against Yorkville and strung together some solid results.

The Maple Leafs hit the reset button on the season after a tough series against Yorkville and strung together some solid results.

Yorkville at Geneseo

There’s a saying in sports that pressure is self-inflicted.

Following a 10-0 defeat against Yorkville at Stone Field on May 10, the Maple Leafs’ baseball team wanted to hit the reset button on the season and focus on the final handful of games before the postseason begins.

“We thought, let’s just look at this as if we are starting the season over,” Geneseo Coach Scott Christensen said. “We will go from square one and have to carry that right into the tournament. That’s the mindset we have to have.”

A highlight was a pair of pinch-hit singles by Geneseo players looking to get back in the lineup after suffering injuries.

The Maple Leafs’ Braden Robinson notched his first hit of the season after an injury threatened to wipe out his entire senior season.

Robinson could potentially be a designated hitter for Geneseo during the postseason.

After being the offense’s spark plug to start the season, Zac Olson has been working his way back from a knee injury.

A junior, Olson singled against Yorkville, and Christensen hopes Olson will be able to give the Leafs a boost in the outfield when the postseason begins.

Colton Garcia and Payton Clauson each had hits, and Jacob McConnell and PJ Moser each drew a walk.

St. Bede Academy at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs scored four runs in the first inning but were unable to lock up the win on Senior Night falling 5-4 against St. Bede.

St. Bede scored three runs in the seventh to upset Geneseo at Stone Field on May 12.

The Leafs’ Garcia and Clauson each had a pair of hits, and Isaiah Rivera drove in a run and stole a base.

Geneseo’s Robinson tallied an RBI, and Kyle Toone smacked a single.

The Leafs’ Parker Magness drove in a run.

Geneseo at LaSalle-Peru

The Maple Leafs rallied scoring eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Cavaliers 11-3 on May 14.

Kyle Wise finished with a double and drove in three RBIs, and Olson finished with two hits and an RBI.

Garcia singled and drove in a run, and Rivera doubled and drove in a run.

Cole Hartman and McConnell each singled and drove in a run.

Geneseo’s Ty Johnson had a solid start on the mound pitching four innings allowing two earned runs on six hits with a strikeout.

Clauson picked up the win in relief pitching three scoreless innings allowing three hits and one walk.

Geneseo at United Township

The Maple Leafs rallied for another comeback win defeating the Panthers 11-5, in East Moline, on May 15.

After falling behind 5-1 in the second inning, Geneseo put together an eight-run inning in the fifth to take a 10-5 lead.

Garcia had a pair of hits and drove in two runs, and Toone finished 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Olson clubbed a pair of hits, stole a pair of bases and scored two runs leading off.

Hartman finished with two hits and drove in two runs, and McConnell and Clauson each tallied an RBI.

Jake Winslow earned the win allowing one earned run with two strikeouts, and Garcia pitched two scoreless innings with a strikeout.

The Maple Leafs will host the Class 3A Geneseo Regional at Stone Field with the Maple Leafs facing IVC in the opening round on Monday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m.