by: Brent Justice
Geneva Panthers Varsity took the second game of the double header in dramatic fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Houston Academy. The game was tied at ten with Geneva Panthers Varsity batting in the bottom of the ninth when Mason Coskrey singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
A five-run lead in the third inning was just enough for Geneva Panthers Varsity to hold off Houston Academy for the victory. Houston Academy scored eight runs in the failed comeback on a single by D Williams in the fifth, a error in the sixth, a single by T Devane in the sixth, a single by Devane in the seventh, and a single by Williamsin the ninth.
Geneva Panthers Varsity got things started in the first inning when Clayton Dunn drew a walk, scoring one run.
Geneva Panthers Varsity notched three runs in the sixth inning. Coskrey and Eason Griffin each had RBIs in the frame.
Houston Academy scored five runs in the sixth inning. Houston Academy offense in the inning was led by T Jackson and Devane, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Coskrey was on the hill for Geneva Panthers Varsity. He allowed seven hits and seven runs over five and a third innings, striking out three.
C Tamburin was on the mound for Houston Academy. He lasted two innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out two and walking one. J Beauchamp threw six and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Geneva Panthers Varsity had 11 hits in the game. Ross Bixby, Coskrey, and Damion Kemmerlin all managed multiple hits for Geneva Panthers Varsity. Kemmerlin, Coskrey, and Bixby each managed two hits to lead Geneva Panthers Varsity.
Houston Academy racked up 11 hits in the game. Jackson, Williams, and Devane each collected multiple hits for Houston Academy.