Alleman Pioneers best Geneseo Leafs

Amy Carton
David Behrens fires the pitch past the Alleman batter March 22 during Geneseo’s homeopener.

In its homeopener, the Geneseo?High School baseball team suffered a 20-6 loss at the hands of Alleman March 22.

“The first couple weeks we are using to see who can do what and for us to learn about our players,” said head coach Steve Brucher. “While things haven’t translated into success so far I haven’t seen anything that we can’t fix.”

Alleman opened the game with a 5-0 lead in the first inning and then plated nine runs in the second for the 14-0 lead.

Geneseo got on the board in the bottom of the second for the 14-1 score in favor of Alleman.

The Leafs scored another run in the bottom of the fourth for the 14-2 score, which was followed by a three-run fifth and one-run sixth by the home team. Alleman led 14-6 at the end of six innings.

The Pioneers put the game out of reach in the top of the seventh as they plated six runs. The Leafs were held scoreless in the bottom of the frame.

“We got down early, but I was pleased with the way we continued to compete,” said Brucher. “We still continued to get good at bats so there are some positives we can take away from this game.”

Justin Freddy (2 RBIs) led the team with three hits, which included a solo home run.

Steven?Timbrook?(1 RBI) added two hits, followed by Derek Mitchell, Tyler Fisher (2 RBIs), Brady Seei and Brian Johnson (1 RBI), all with one hit, including doubles by Fisher, Seei and Johnson.

The Leafs (0-5 overall) will next host Monmouth-Roseville at 11 a.m. March 26 in a doubleheader.