R-H’s Genge maximized opportunities with arm and bat

Clifton Genge recorded one win and two saves with a 2.76 earned run average in eight appearances during the 2019 season (Photo provided).

By NIC ROHLOFF

Cliff Genge capitalized on his opportunities for a Rush-Henrietta squad which won nine games and advanced to the Class AA sectional semifinals as the No. 6 seed. In 13 games, the 6-foot-1 senior recorded seven hits, including a double, four runs batted in, a .361 on-base percentage and a .267 slugging percentage.

Genge scored six runs, drew four walks and was hit by two pitches.

On the mound, the 6-foot-1 senior posted one win and two saves in eight appearances, including five starts. Genge fanned 32 batters, finished with a 2.76 earned run average in 33 innings pitched and hurled one complete game.

Defensively on the mound and in the infield, Genge only committed a pair of errors and posted a .818 fielding percentage. He collected three assists and six put outs as well.

Genge will continue his baseball career at Niagara County Community College.

Rush-Henrietta’s nine victories included wins over state semifinalist Canandaigua and sectional runner-up Penfield.

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