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Georgetown College baseball stayed perfect on the season and picked up its first road win Tuesday, 6-5, at Trevecca Nazarene University. The Tigers (3-0) started hot with three runs in the first three innings and added three more in the eighth to edge the Trojans (2-1).
"It was good to get on the road and play a nine inning game," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "We had to withstand a couple of comebacks, but we didn't let that get to us and we kept playing our game."
TNU erased the early deficit with a run in the fifth and two in the sixth, but the Tigers responded with three runs on one hit in the top of the eighth. Matt Smith pitched a scoreless bottom half of that inning before handing the ball to closer Chad Richie.
Richie picked up his second save of the season, while Smith notched his first win. Tyler Arthur started the game and pitched 4.2 innings, striking out three. He left with a 3-1 lead, but the Trojans rallied against Smith in the bottom of the sixth.
"It was a good day by all three pitchers," Baumfeld said. "We gave up nine hits in nine innings. Combined we had six strikeouts, eight ground outs and only four earned runs."
TNU had the chance to tie it, pushing across one run in the bottom of the ninth and having the winning runs on base with two outs. Richie got Matt Tidwell to ground out, ending the rally and keeping the Tigers undefeated.
EJ Murray led from the plate, going 2-of-3 with two RBI and a run scored. He also drew two walks and was left on base three times.
"Murray had a great day hitting for us," Baumfeld said. "He had two of our three RBIs and also drew two intentional walks. Chris Wood had a great catch in the last inning for us defensively that also was huge."
Georgetown returns to action this weekend, traveling to Martin Methodist College for a three game series. Saturday's doubleheader is set to start at 1 pm, while Sunday's first pitch will be 2 pm.
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