Trushel, Nogay Pitch W&J To Victories Over Geneva
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Senior Dave Trushel (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) and sophomore Eddie Nogay (Weirton, W. Va./Madonna) both tossed complete games to lead Washington & Jefferson College to a baseball doubleheader sweep of Geneva in Presidents’ Athletic Conference baseball action on Tuesday night. W&J took game one by a score of 9-2 and game two by a 1-0 count.
The Presidents are off to the best start in school history, as they upped their record to 11-1. W&J’s winning streak is its longest since winning 12 consecutive games during the 2010 season.
Trushel struck out a season-high seven batters while throwing his third complete game of the season to lead the Presidents to victory during game one. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before it was broken up by a two-out single. The single also broke up his string of 12-straight batters retired. Trushel did not walk a batter and upped his record to 3-1.
The Presidents plated nine runs, which would be more than enough for Trushel to work with. Sophomores Derek McIlvaine (Washington, Pa./Chariters-Houston) and Tyler Schultz (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) both collected two RBI and scored one run to lead the offense.
Senior shortstop Aaron Klinec (North Olmsted, Ohio/St. Ignatius) produced two hits, a pair of stolen bases and one run scored, while sophomore third baseman Kyle McLain (East Amherst, N.Y./Canisius) reached base during all four plate appearances. McLain collected two hits and walked twice. He also knocked in one run.
Nogay tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout and extended his streak of innings without allowing an earned run to 20 during game two. A fifth-inning single was the only blemish on the day for Nogay, who fanned four and did not walk a batter during the first shutout of his career.
The Presidents scored their lone run during the fifth frame. Schultz singled to lead off the inning and stole second. Junior catcher Zack Podrasky (Houston, Pa./Chariters-Houston) plated Schultz with a single one batter later.
Dan Jeffreys collected one hit and one RBI on the day to lead the Golden Tornadoes (10-10, 4-4) offensively. Mike Jeffreys threw a complete game during game two, allowing just one earned run onand five hits.
W&J continues PAC play with a home doubleheader against Saint Vincent on Saturday (1:00 pm).