Baseball - Tue, Mar. 27, 2012
Georgetown College baseball saw its hard work honored
Tuesday night as the Tigers earned a No. 17 ranking in the national poll,
unfortunately that matters little when you step between the lines.
GC (26-6), which has not been ranked since 2009 (that year the Tigers were in and out of the receiving votes category all season), got
swept by Indiana University Southeast. The Tigers did the same a week ago in
Indiana when the Grenadiers were in the poll receiving votes. Georgetown handed
its host a 7-0, 10-7 pair of losses. IUSE (13-14) returned the favor, 6-2 and
"I've said all year this is a marathon season," said
Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld. "We have to move forward from this and get
refocused. We have conference games at University of Virginia College at Wise."
In the opener, IUSE used a five-run, third inning to take
control and never look back. Back-to-back doubles started the inning and then a
pair of singles through the hole at short scored two of those runs and loaded
the bases. Matt Smith struggled to get out of the inning and final did trailing
The Grenadiers had a solo homerun from Zach Maupin to start
the top of the second inning in the nightcap. The right-fielder blasted it off
the radio tower behind the right field fence. A double, a ground out and a
single later scored the winning run for a 2-0 lead.
IUSE added an insurance run in the fifth. Mike Steinke
opened the bottom of the third with a stand up triple. He scored on a ground
out by Randy Guite, but GC would never get anything going offensively again.
Georgetown returns to action this weekend at Wise for a
three-game conference series.