The Geneseo baseball team took the deciding series against LaSalle-Peru, and started their series against Rochelle.

The Geneseo baseball team took the deciding series against LaSalle-Peru, and started their series against Rochelle.

Geneseo at LaSalle-Peru

The Maple Leafs wouldn’t be denied generating 20 hits in their 18-8 victory over the Cavilers.

With the game tied at five, Geneseo scored five runs in the fourth inning, a run in the sixth and seven runs in the seventh to polish off L-P.

Geneseo sophomore catcher Keaton Rice has been swinging a hot bat, and Rice helped carry the offense with four RBIs on three hits.

Jacob VanDoren had a pair of hits and tallied three RBIs, and Cooper Humphries put together three singles driving in two runs.

The Leafs’ Kyle Gilmore plated two runs on three hits and two steals.

Bo Lindstrom had four hits including a double for Geneseo, and Alex Christensen earned the win on the mound.

Rochelle at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs celebrated senior night with a 8-2 victory.

In big moments this season, the Geneseo players have found ways to remain steady and let the game come to them.

The series opening game against the Hubs was a good example of their focus – never seeming distracted by the senior night festivities.

The Leafs’ VanDoren hit a leadoff home run in the second inning, and senior Alex Dichiser came through with a RBI single.

Rochell got a run back in the third inning, but Geneseo seniors answered back.

Lane Akre hit a sacrifice fly deep to give Greg Rusk enough time to scamper home.

Leading 3-2, Geneseo’s offense put a crooked number on the board scoring four runs.

Akre hit an RBI single, Gilmore hit an RBI single and Rice hit a sacrifice fly.

Cole Hunzeker was caught in a rundown between first and second allowing Kyle Gilmore enough time to score from third.

Gilmore had a hit and notched an RBI and stole a few runs from Rochelle with his glove.

The senior outfielder caught a ball hit on a line toward the left field fence in the fourth inning.

Rusk added a run scoring double in the sixth and finished 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles at the plate.

“You look at the scoreboard and it’s not just one or two big innings,” Rusk said. “We want to get runners in scoring position every inning, have a chance to score ever inning and keep ourselves ahead the whole game.”

Rusk noted the depth of talent he’s seen from senior hurler Ian VanHerzeele on the mound and shortstop Dichiser in the field.

On the mound, Jonathan Dahl had one of his strongest outings of the season.

Dahl pitched six inning allowing two runs on four hits with just two walks while striking out five.

A few encouraging starts gave, Dahl confidence on the mound and he seems to have found himself following a dominate outing.

“Confidence helps you zone in,” Dahl said. “There’s a huge mental part of the game, and it makes it a lot easier to focus.”

Senior Leafs’ pitcher Travis Mackey finished out the game in style finishing off Rochelle in three pitches.

Geneseo at Rochelle

After giving up a leadoff home run in the first inning, Geneseo’s Rusk shut down Rochelle for a 8-1 Leafs’ victory.

Following the home run Rusk sat down the next 10-batters faced.

DeSplinter and Devin Haxby singled to give Geneseo a 2-1 lead in the second inning, and the Maple Leafs scored five more in the fourth inning.