MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two-out rallies hurt Georgetown against the two seed in the Montgomery bracket of the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round. The No. 21 Tigers (35-18) scored first with three singles, but it was a pair of three-run innings by Texas Wesleyan that did in GC.
The No. 17 Rams (41-16) had no one on in the second and the fourth with two outs in each, but managed through singles, walks, hit batters and errors to score six runs in a 9-1 win Thursday afternoon.
Tyler Arthur took the loss, giving up 12 hits and four earned runs in five innings of work. TXWU became more relaxed with the large lead and added another three in the top of the sixth
Ryan Serrato had the hot bat for the Tigers, going 3-for-3 with an RBI. He was also hit by a pitch. As a team Georgetown scattered 12 hits, but could never string enough together to get the offense going.
Henry Yates led Texas, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. He also walked once. Sam Martin, who is a perfect 12-0 on the season, took the win for the Rams. He pitched six innings, allowing one run on eight hits.
GC returns to action in the elimination bracket noon EST Friday against Mount Vernon Nazarene (32-16), which lost in its opening game 7-4 to Indiana Tech (32-16).