Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it snows?

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it snows?

So far this season, the weather has kept the Geneseo baseball team from being able to practice on the field.

Despite the dreary conditions, the Maple Leafs have had to learn in games on the diamond against tough teams like Metamora and Sterling.

Metamora at Geneseo

The Redbirds’ patience at the plate allowed them to earn a 10-1 victory at Stone Field, on April 5.

A pair of errors, a miscommunication and a Metamora runner scampering home on a double play ball allowed the Redbirds to take a 3-0 lead by the end of the first inning.

With the conditions making it difficult for pitchers to get a good grip on the ball, Geneseo’s pitchers performed well holding Metamora hitless until the fifth inning.

“I’ve been very pleased with how our pitchers have thrown,” Geneseo Coach Scott Christensen said. “I thought they have all done a nice job on the mound and their mound presence has been very good. When good or bad things happen around them, they are just out there competing and that’s been really nice to see.”

Kyle Pittenger shined again pitching three hitless innings with a pair of strikeouts.

Metamora’s Kyle Bartman doubled to drive in two runs in the fifth, and the Redbirds added four more runs in the sixth inning.

Geneseo looked in prime position to get a run back in the bottom of the first inning, but Metamora worked around a leadoff walk by tuning a small hesitation into a tag out at third and a rundown between first and second.

The Leafs’ Zac Olson finished with a single, a run scored, a walk and a stolen base, and Jake Winslow singled on a ball that flew over the Metamora centerfielders head.

Geneseo finished with five hits to Metamora’s six, but the Maple Leafs committed five errors in the game.

“They exposed some things,” Christensen said. “It’s good to see those things happen, so we can get better.”

Sterling at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs had the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference opener slip away in the seventh inning at Stone Field on April 10.

Bryce Campos’ RBI single proved to be the game-winner for Sterling as they held off a Geneseo rally to tie the game.

Geneseo’s Olson led off the bottom of the seventh with an infield single and stole second base with ease with a great jump.

Olson advanced to third on a groundout, but Sterling turned to Vincent Padilla who managed to get out of the jam with a groundout to first and a strikeout to end the inning.

After Sterling took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, Geneseo responded driving in three runs against Sterling’s Tyler Willman who was a NIB 12 All-Conference player last season.

“We were right with him,” Christensen said. “If we can keep playing like that I think we will be OK in the long run.”

Pittenger pitched another strong game going the distance allowing just three earned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts.

Geneseo’s Olson finished 3-for-4 with two steals and a run scored, Isaiah Rivera went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Colton Garcia’s sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning scored Olson to give the Leafs a 5-2 lead.

Kyle Wise finished 2-for-3 with a double, and Payton Clauson drove in a run.