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FALCONS WIN WAR IN THE SKY AGAINST EAGLES

Jefferson, OH- Marillia Matuz collected three hits in three at bats, as the Jefferson Falcons defeated the Geneva Eagles 12-5 on Wednesday. Matuz hit a home run to center field in the second inning, singled in the first inning, and singled in the fifth inning.

The Geneva Eagles were the first to get on the board in the first when Alyssa Palmisano singled, scoring two runs.

The Jefferson Falcons jumped into the lead in the bottom of the second when Matuz homered to center field, scoring three runs, and Rylee DeMattia singled, scoring one run.

The Jefferson Falcons scored five runs on six hits in the bottom of the fifth inning. Kennidie Rogers singled, scoring one run, Ada Sirrine singled, scoring one run, Lani Zeman scored after tagging up, and DeMattia doubled, scoring two runs.

Sirrine started in the circle for the Jefferson Falcons. The righty gave up 11 hits and five runs (three earned) over seven innings, striking out six and walking three.

Caidyn Siegel led things off in the circle for the Geneva Eagles. They surrendered seven hits and seven runs over three and one-third innings, striking out two and walking three.

The Jefferson Falcons tallied 15 hits in the game. Allison Hill, Sirrine, and Matuz each collected three hits for the Jefferson Falcons. Hill, Matuz, and DeMattia each drove in three runs for the Jefferson Falcons.

The Geneva Eagles piled up 11 hits in the game. Savanna Burton, Palmisano, and Gianna Markijohn each collected two hits for the Geneva Eagles.

Palmisano and Bailey Evangelista each drove in two runs for the Geneva Eagles.

The Jefferson Falcons will travel to their next game on Wednesday.

SPARTANS STRUGGLE AGAINST EAGLES

Geneva, OH- The Geneva Eagles defeated the Conneaut Spartans 7-0 in a CVC baseball game on Monday at Geneva High School.

Geneva took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Calvin Yeager grounded out, allowing a run to score. They added two more runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Andrew Oros and an RBI single by Shea Arkenburg.

Hewitt Wilt pitched five innings for the win, allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out 10 and walking two. J.R. Hutchison took the loss for Conneaut, giving up seven runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and four walks.

Anthony Rivera, Hutchison, and Bryce Spurlin each had one hit for Conneaut. Calvin Yeager drove in two runs for Geneva, while Kean Arkenburg went 2-for-3.

Geneva stole six bases in the game and turned two double plays defensively.

The two teams are scheduled to play again on Tuesday.

 

WARRIORS STRUGGLE WITH HIGH POWERED EAGLES OFFENSE

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Story contributed by Larry Jennings

Geneva, OH- In a game marked by offensive fireworks, the Edgewood Warriors found themselves on the wrong end of an 18-6 scoreline despite outhitting Geneva in a baseball showdown on Tuesday.

The Warriors came out swinging, tallying eight hits compared to Geneva’s seven, but ultimately fell short in their quest for victory. Leading the charge for Edgewood was Tony Hall, who delivered an impressive performance with three hits in three at-bats, showcasing his offensive prowess throughout the game.
Geneva wasted no time in seizing control of the game, surging ahead in the bottom of the first inning with a barrage of runs. Shea Arkenburg ignited the scoring frenzy with a walk, paving the way for a series of hits and scoring opportunities that saw Curtis Maier double home two runs, followed by Austin Murphy and Hewitt Wilt each driving in additional runs with timely hits.
The onslaught continued in the second inning as Geneva capitalized on Edgewood’s defensive lapses, extending their lead with key hits and clutch performances at the plate. Despite Edgewood’s efforts to mount a comeback, Geneva’s relentless offensive assault proved too much to handle, as they continued to pile on the runs throughout the game.
On the pitching front, Shea Arkenburg earned the win for Geneva, showcasing his prowess on the mound by limiting Edgewood’s offense to just two hits and four runs over 2 1/3 innings, while striking out four batters and issuing only two walks.
For Edgewood, Caleb Johnson took over for Sean Lincoln in relief, but struggled to contain Geneva’s potent lineup, allowing multiple runs to cross the plate during their respective outings.
Despite the loss, Zane Naylor emerged as a bright spot for Edgewood, driving in three runs to lead the team offensively. Gino Measel also made significant contributions with two hits in three at-bats, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Geneva’s offensive onslaught.
For Geneva, Meyer and Keene Arkenberg stood out with three runs batted in each, providing crucial run support to complement their team’s strong pitching and offensive performance.
Looking ahead, Edgewood will aim to bounce back from their defeat as they prepare to face Cardinal at home on Thursday, hoping to regain their winning form. Meanwhile, Geneva will hit the road to take on Champion in their next matchup, eager to build on their impressive victory and continue their pursuit of success on the diamond.

WARRIORS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT AGAINST EAGLES

Story by Larry Jennings
Ashtabula, OH- In an exciting CVC showdown, the Edgewood Warriors faced off against the Geneva Eagles, but despite a strong hitting performance, the Warriors fell short, succumbing 11 to 8 in a gripping match on Monday.
Despite an impressive 13 hits compared to Geneva’s 11, the Warriors couldn’t secure the win they desired. Aiden Hernandez emerged as a standout performer for the Edgewood side, delivering an outstanding five hits in five at-bats throughout the game. Hernandez showcased his hitting prowess with singles in the first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh innings, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to clinch victory for the Warriors.
Geneva wasted no time asserting their dominance, jumping to an early lead in the top of the first inning. Shea Arkenberg’s walk, followed by Keen Arkenberg being struck by a pitch, set the stage for Logan Queen’s crucial single and Austin Murphy’s groundout, with each play contributing to Geneva’s initial run tally.
The Eagles extended their lead in the second inning, adding three more runs courtesy of RBI singles by Curtis Meyer and Keene Arkenberg, further solidifying their advantage on the scoreboard.
Despite Geneva’s early surge, the Warriors rallied and managed to tie the game at 8 in the bottom of the fifth inning, with Logan Kray’s pivotal single playing a key role in the comeback effort.
However, Geneva refused to relinquish control, reclaiming the lead in the top of the seventh inning. Shea Arkenberg’s double, followed by doubles from Curtis Maier and a sacrifice fly by Logan Queen, proved to be the decisive plays that sealed the victory for the Eagles.
Logan Queen’s stellar pitching performance earned him the win for Geneva, as he showcased his prowess on the mound with four strikeouts and only one walk over two innings. Meanwhile, Riley Baldwin took the loss for Edgewood, despite a valiant effort over five innings in relief.
Although the Warriors displayed remarkable resilience and determination, with notable contributions from players like Logan Kray, Caleb Johnson, and Alex Sperduto, who each drove in two runs, it wasn’t enough to overcome Geneva’s determined offensive display.
With both teams exhibiting tenacity and skill throughout the game, the rematch between the Edgewood Warriors and the Geneva Eagles promises to be another thrilling encounter, as the Warriors look to bounce back and secure a victory in their next showdown on Tuesday.

WARRIORS WIN IN TIGHT BATTLE AGAINST EAGLES

Story by Larry Jennings:

Geneva, OH- In a thrilling softball showdown, the Edgewood Warriors emerged victorious, defeating the Geneva Eagles with a final score of 4-2 on Friday at Geneva High School. Spearheading Edgewood’s impressive performance was right-handed pitcher Lucianna Paolillo, who delivered a stellar pitching display to lead the Warriors to victory.

Paolillo showcased his dominance on the mound, striking out an impressive 12 batters over seven innings of play. Despite facing formidable opposition, Paolillo  remained composed, allowing six hits and two runs while issuing three walks throughout the game.
The Warriors wasted no time asserting their presence on the scoreboard, with Paolillo  leading the charge in the top of the first inning. A sacrifice fly by Paolillo  and a groundout by Makenna Rhodes each contributed to Edgewood’s early lead, setting the tone for the rest of the game. The Warriors continued to add to their lead in the second inning, with Paolillo’s single driving in another run, bringing the score to 3-0 in favor of Edgewood.
Geneva fought back in the bottom of the 4th inning, as Alyssa Palmisano’s homer to left field scored two runs, narrowing the gap in the scoreline. However, their efforts fell short as Edgewood maintained their lead until the final out.
Despite the loss, Geneva’s pitcher, Annabelle Bragg, put up a commendable performance, pitching a complete game and giving up only four runs, three earned, on 10 hits. She struck out four batters and issued two walks.
Offensively, Edgewood displayed their prowess at the plate, accumulating a total of 10 hits throughout the game. Paolillo  played a crucial role in the lineup, driving in two runs for the Warriors while going 1 for 3 on the day. Natalie Ianetta, Carly Kray, and Avery Vencill each collected two hits, further solidifying Edgewood’s offensive dominance.
Defensively, the Warriors were impeccable, turning one double play and committing zero errors in the field. Natalie Ianetta made the most plays with 13, showcasing Edgewood’s sure-handedness and defensive prowess.
For Geneva, Alyssa Palmisano  and Caidyn Siegel emerged as formidable offensive threats, collecting two hits each while batting back-to-back in the lineup. Palmisano  led Geneva with two runs batted in, providing a significant contribution to their offensive effort.
With this impressive victory secured, the Edgewood Varsity Warriors look ahead to their next challenge as they prepare for a game against West Geauga on Saturday. As they continue their season, the Warriors aim to build upon their success and maintain their momentum as they strive for further victories on the softball diamond.  The Geneva Eagles look to rebound against the Madison Blue Streaks on Saturday.

EAGLES SOAR BY THE SPARTANS

Geneva, OH- The Conneaut Spartans faced a tough challenge against the Geneva Eagles, ultimately falling short with a final score of 13-3 in favor of Geneva on Monday.

The Geneva Eagles wasted no time asserting their dominance, taking an early lead in the bottom of the first inning. A couple of errors by the Spartans’ defense allowed the Eagles to capitalize, with Caidyn Siegel’s double and Claire Cafaro’s single further extending Geneva’s advantage.

In the second inning, Geneva continued to pile on the pressure, adding two more runs with RBI singles from Kailyn Cerjan and Alyssa Palmisano, solidifying their lead.

The Eagles’ offensive onslaught continued into the third inning, where they scored an impressive six runs on just three hits. Addie Sheppard’s walk, followed by timely hits from Cerjan, Bailey Evangelista, and Cafaro, allowed Geneva to further widen the gap on the scoreboard.

Siegel’s strong performance on the mound earned her the win for the Eagles, as she held the Spartans to just three hits and three runs over five innings, striking out four batters along the way.

Despite the Spartans’ efforts, highlighted by Maddy Drew’s two RBIs, they struggled to keep pace with Geneva’s relentless offense. Drew, along with Ashlyn Sherman and Belle Fix, contributed hits for the Spartans.

On the defensive side, the Spartans managed to turn one double play, but it wasn’t enough to slow down Geneva’s potent lineup.

Geneva’s offense was firing on all cylinders, amassing 11 hits throughout the game. Cerjan led the charge with a perfect three hits in three at-bats, while Palmisano, Cafaro, and Siegel each drove in two runs for the Eagles. Savanna Burton also contributed with two hits of her own.

With a flawless defensive performance and a dominant showing at the plate, the Geneva Eagles secured a decisive victory. Meanwhile, the Conneaut Spartans will look to bounce back as they hit the road to face the Madison Blue Streaks on Tuesday.

HENSLEE IS THE HERALDS HERO IN WIN OVER EAGLES

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Ashtabula, OH- It was a back and forth nail-biter on Saturday as the St. John Heralds secured a thrilling 10-9 victory over the Geneva Eagles in a dramatic walk-off finish. Down 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning, AJ Henslee’s clutch single drove in two runs, sealing the win for the Heralds.

Despite facing an early four-run deficit in the second inning, the Geneva Eagles fought back fiercely, closing the gap with a flurry of singles and a sacrifice fly.

An early error allowed the Geneva Eagles to take the lead in the top of the first inning, but the Heralds responded swiftly, scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning courtesy of hits from Ryan Williams, Kyle Hejduk, and Brady Cole.

The Heralds extended their lead in the second inning after an error by the Eagles, but Geneva rallied back to regain the lead in the fourth inning with timely hits from Hewitt Wilt and Andrew Oros.

In a back-and-forth affair, the Heralds retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, only for Geneva to tie the game again in the sixth inning with a key single from Curtis Maier.

With the score tied at eight in the seventh inning, Oros’s single briefly gave the Eagles the lead, but the Heralds rallied one final time, culminating in Henslee’s game-winning hit.

On the mound, Will Anderson started for the Heralds, while Shea Arkenburg took the mound for the Eagles. Both teams displayed resilience throughout the game, with standout performances from various players on both sides.

The Heralds’ offense was led by Henslee, who drove in two crucial runs, and Anthony Severino, Kyle Hejduk, Will Anderson, and Bryce Venetti, each contributing two hits.

For the Eagles, Maier and Oros stood out with two hits apiece, with each driving in two runs.

With the thrilling win secured, the St. John Heralds look ahead to their next matchup against Windham on Monday, aiming to carry the momentum forward.

FALCONS LOSE A CLOSE ONE IN REMATCH WITH EAGLES

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Geneva, OH- The Jefferson Falcons found themselves in a hard-fought battle against the Geneva Eagles, ultimately falling short in a heart-wrenching 7-6 loss on Tuesday, decided in the final moments of the game. With the score knotted at six in the bottom of the seventh, Geneva’s Kean Arkenburg sealed the victory with a decisive line-out, driving in the winning run.

Geneva wasted no time setting the tone, jumping out to an early lead with a pair of singles in the bottom of the first inning, courtesy of Andrew Oros’s clutch hit.

The Eagles continued to press their advantage, extending their lead to 5-2 in the third inning thanks to a timely single by Shea Arkenburg.

Undeterred, the Falcons rallied back in the top of the fourth, leveling the score at six apiece with a crucial walk by Tate Hudson and a well-executed play off a passed ball.

However, Geneva quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth, capitalizing on a Falcons error to edge ahead 6-5.

Jefferson refused to go down without a fight, knotting the score once again in the top of the seventh, courtesy of Michael McGraw’s groundout.

Ultimately, it was Geneva’s Logan Queen who emerged as the hero, earning the win on the mound with a stellar performance, surrendering zero earned runs over three and two-thirds innings, while striking out five.

For the Falcons, Toby Dickson endured a tough outing, pitching six and two-thirds innings and allowing three earned runs on eight hits, despite his valiant effort.

Offensively, Dickson led the charge for the Falcons, going 3-for-4 at the plate, while Hudson provided crucial support with three walks.

Despite the loss, the Falcons showcased patience and discipline at the plate, accumulating seven walks throughout the game.

On the Eagles’ side, Queen, Hewitt Wilt, and Oros each collected two hits, while Arkenburg and Queen proved to be a formidable offensive duo, driving in two runs apiece.

As the Falcons regroup for their next matchup against Pymatuning Valley, they’ll look to channel their resilience and determination, aiming to bounce back and secure victory on Thursday.

PAOLILLO’S 16 STRIKEOUTS LEAD WARRIORS PAST EAGLES

Story contributed by : Larry Jennings

East Ashtabula, OH- In a clash of rivals on the softball diamond, the Edgewood Warriors secured a resounding victory over Geneva, propelled by a standout performance from Luciana Paolillo. The game, played out on Monday at Edgewood High School, showcased the Warriors’ prowess, ultimately resulting in a three to zero triumph.

Paolillo, a force to be reckoned with in the circle, showcased her dominance by notching an impressive 16 strikeouts over seven innings of play. Her command of the game was evident as she limited Geneva to a mere five hits while denying them any opportunity to cross home plate.
The contest was marked by a formidable display of pitching prowess on both sides, with Geneva’s hurlers managing to strike out 3 of the Warrior batters. However, it was ultimately Paolillo’s masterful performance that proved to be the decisive factor.
Edgewood Warriors wasted no time in establishing their dominance, with their offense coming alive in the bottom of the second inning. A series of well-executed plays, including key singles, paved the way for the Warriors to seize an early lead.
Faith Vencill proved instrumental in putting Edgewood on the scoreboard, driving in a crucial run that set the tone for the remainder of the game. Meanwhile, Gianna Ianetta emerged as a standout performer, delivering clutch hits and driving in two runs from the number eight spot in the lineup.
Addison Lampson further bolstered the Warriors’ offensive charge, leading the team with an impressive 3 for 3 performance at the plate. The Warriors’ disciplined approach extended to the fielding aspect of the game, as they didn’t commit a single error throughout the match.
Despite Geneva’s valiant efforts, including a solid outing from starting pitcher A. Brass, they were unable to overcome the relentless onslaught from the Warriors. Geneva’s offense struggled to gain traction against Paolillo’s formidable pitching, ultimately falling short in their bid to secure a victory.  A Palmasono led Geneva with two hits in three at bats.
While Geneva managed to turn one double play during the game and showcased solid defensive play, it was not enough to counter the relentless offensive onslaught from the Edgewood Warriors.
Looking ahead, the Edgewood Warriors are set to continue their campaign with a home game against Jefferson Area on Tuesday. Buoyed by their impressive performance against Geneva, the Warriors are poised to maintain their winning momentum as they aim for further success in the season ahead.  Geneva is looking to bounce back, taking on Kirtland at the Geneva home field.

EAGLES FLY PAST FALCONS ON THE BASEBALL FIELD

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Jefferson, OH- The Jefferson Falcons faced a tough challenge against the Geneva Eagles, falling short in a 17-2 defeat on Monday.

The Eagles wasted no time getting ahead, capitalizing on opportunities in the first inning to take an early lead. Curtis Maier’s double, combined with errors from the Falcons, allowed them to jump ahead with a quick run.

Geneva continued to build on their advantage in the second inning, with Maier’s single and a smart tag up adding to their tally.

Despite the Falcons’ efforts to rally, the Eagles maintained control, adding two more runs in the third inning, courtesy of Sebastian Hall’s walk.

The Eagles’ offense truly soared in the sixth inning, exploding for eight runs on four hits. Shea Arkenburg and Wyatt Habina delivered key hits, while an error and another double from Maier extended the Eagles’ lead significantly.

Hewitt Wilt shone on the mound for the Eagles, pitching with precision and striking out nine batters over four and two-thirds innings to secure the win.

On the Falcons’ side, Luke Lambert battled through two innings on the mound, but ultimately couldn’t contain the Eagles’ potent offense.

Offensively, Tate Hudson, Toby Dickson, Giovanni Matticola, and Logan Saksa each contributed with hits for the Falcons, with Hudson and Dickson also driving in runs.

For the Eagles, Maier stood out with an impressive performance, leading the team with four runs batted in while collecting three hits. Habina and Andrew Oros also made significant offensive contributions, each with multiple hits.

Geneva displayed patience at the plate, drawing eight walks throughout the game, with Ryland Besco, Kean Arkenburg, and Wilt leading the charge. Besco also showcased his speed on the basepaths, stealing two bases.

As the Falcons regroup for their next matchup against Geneva, they’ll aim to learn from this experience and come back stronger on Tuesday.