RETSOF — The Blue Devils scored three first-inning runs en route to a 5-0 win over the York Knights on Monday, improving to 15-1 on the year.
Geneseo sophomore pitcher Trevor Frazier allowed just four hits in the shutout.
“I thought [Frazier] was really efficient,” Geneseo manager Nick Drollette said. “He threw 86 pitches through seven innings, so you can’t really complain about that.”
Junior catcher Cory Valentine and senior outfielder Grainger Flint got on base in the first with consecutive infield singles, which led to sophomore Sean Kelly knocking them both in to score via a stand-up triple to deep centerfield. Junior first baseman Blake Phelps followed that up with a grounder that snuck by the middle of the York defense, allowing Kelly to score.
Geneseo seniors Jake Vattimo and Jimmy Root had RBI in the third and seventh innings, respectively, to pad the Blue Devils lead.
After the season-opening 5-4 loss to Livonia, Geneseo has now rattled off 15 straight wins and are likely the #1 seed heading into sectionals. But Drollette says the win streak is not mentioned much amongst the team.
“It is cliche to say ‘one game at a time’ but we really are thinking about it that way,” Drollette said. “The boys have not even talked about the streak at all. What we’re looking at is going into sectionals on a roll and hoping we can finish out this season strong.”
Geneseo (15-1) will play at Alexander on Tuesday.