Baseball - Thu, Mar. 22, 2012
Georgetown College baseball comes off beating No. 7
Cumberland University a little offensively flat, but finds enough to take two
from Mid-South Conference foe Shawnee State.
The Tigers (25-4, 6-4 MSC) scored 18 runs against the
Bulldogs the day before, but needed late inning rallies to muster one run
victories over the Bears (16-18, 4-7). Jordan Hinshaw increased his
team-leading homeruns to six with a walk-off blast to left field in game one's
3-2 win. Then in a 10-inning affair, Kyle Rosen's line single up the middle
gave GC the 3-2 victory in game two.
Georgetown loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of
the eighth, but SSU brought in the centerfielder for a rover position on the
infield and prevented a score. Two innings later it seemed as though the
strategy would work again.
Mike Steinke singled then worked his way to third base
with just one out. The Bears intentionally walked the next two batters and
brought in the rover again. GC's next batter grounded into a fielder's choice
at home, setting the stage for Rosen.
"Every conference game is important and will be a battle,"
said Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld. "Shawnee is a great team and is currently
receiving votes in the national poll. Both games could have gone either way and
we are happy to leave here with the two wins."
League series are three games, usually played on Friday
and Saturday. However, the threat of rain pushed this one up. The third game
will be played either Saturday or Sunday as weather permits.
"You have to get them in when you can and especially conference
games," Baumfeld said. "We already lost an MSC game to rain this past weekend
when we couldn't play at St. Catharine Sunday. Hopefully we will get this third
game in sometime this weekend."
Tyler Arthur pitched a complete-game win in the first
game, while Chad Richie came in relief of Chase Ballinger for the win.