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Geneva Beats Jamestown 9-1 on Bellardini's Stellar Start

06/03/2017 9:43 PM -

The Geneva Red Wings win a convincing game as their offense explodes for 9 runs on 11 hits, as the Red Wings defeat the Jamestown Jammers 9-1.

The Red Wings got on the Board first in the top of the 3rd inning to take an early lead, but the Jammers answered back in the bottom of the 4th with an RBI single by Connor Rule to tie the game up at 1-1.

It was a pitcher’sduel until the top of the 6th as the Red Wings bats came alive for 3 runs on 3 hits, including an RBI double by Will Simoneit and that was all that was needed for the Red Wings as their starting pitcher Alex Bellardini kept the Jammers offense in check. Bellardini went 7 innings allowing only 1 run on 8 hits and striking out 4. The Jammers starter Kyle Backofen started off strong, but couldn’t match the strong effort by Bellardini as Backofen went 5.1 innings allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and 2 strikeouts. The Red Wings had a strong showing from their offense and pitching as the Jammers struggled to get anything going offensively and allowing the Red Wings to add multiple runs in the late innings.

The Red Wings put the game out of reach in the 8th inning by adding 4 more runs that put them up 8-1. Geneva would then turn the game over to their bullpen as Domenic Nardone came in to close the door and would throw the last 2 innings allowing 0 runs on 1 hit and striking out 2. Geneva also added a run in the top of the 9th to make the final score 9-1.

Two players for the Jammers that had solid games were Christ Conley (2-3) and Chris Estrada (2-4).

Geneva Red Wings improved to 2-0 on the season and this was the Jammers first loss of the season, falling to 1-1 on the year.

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