Sophomore righty allows one hit over six innings as Villanova events series
Connor Jones drove in game-tying and go-ahead runs in bottom of the eighth inning
Villanova tied the game in the ninth inning before falling in third extra-inning game of season
Three pitchers allowed just four hits as Villanova rolls to victory
Villanova scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning, wins for 10th time in 13 games
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Geenen: A veteran at the plate who possesses solid all-around offensive skills ... Showed promise during his first season with Villanova and will have a chance to compete for a spot in the lineup ... Can play either corner outfield position defensively.
2011: Played in 32 games with 25 starts and batted .258 (23-for-89) with a .346 on-base percentage and a .326 slugging percentage ... Scored six runs and drove in 11 while hitting three doubles and a home run ... Drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch five times, while striking out 11 times ... Stole five bases in seven tries ... Had two sacrifice bunts and two sacrifice flies ... Registered five multi-hit games ... In an 11-4 win over North Carolina Central went 2-for-2 with a home run, three runs batted in and three walks ... Hit safely in each of the first five games of the season and batted .381 (8-for-21) through the first seven games; BIG EAST: Saw action in 14 games with 11 starts ... Batted .220 (9-for-41) against conference pitching with two walks and three times being hit by a pitch (.298 on-base percentage) ... Collected two doubles and five RBI.
De Anza Junior College: Played one year of varsity baseball in 2010 and was named to the All-Conference team in the Coast Golden Gate Division ... Voted as his team's Offensive MVP and was a Scholar-Athlete ... Maintained a 4.0 GPA for all four academic quarters.
Claremont McKenna College: Played one year of varsity baseball and football in 2009 ... As a football player saw action in four games and recorded one tackle as a cornerback.
Menlo School: Received three varsity letters in baseball and one in football ... Was a second team all-conference selection as a sophomore.
Personal: Born 4/23/89 in Stanford, Calif. ... One of three children of Mark and Maria Geenen ... Siblings are Caroline (20) and Adellyn (14) ... Father played college football as a quarterback at the College of San Mateo ... Also has an uncle that played varsity soccer at San Diego State ... Majoring in Finance.