Georgetown News
Baseball - Mon, Apr. 9, 2012

After watching a 2-0 lead slip away in the top of the fifth, Georgetown College baseball added three runs in the bottom half of the inning to put the visiting Brescia University Bearcats (17-23) away.

TC Oneal started the inning with a triple, scored on a single through the infield and then EJ Murray launched a blast over the left field fence for the 5-2 advantage. GC tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the eighth for good measure and the 7-2 final.

Travis McBride picked up the win and Trey LaVera and Abe Mitchell closed the door in the final two innings.

The No. 21 Tigers (33-7) opened up the early lead as they loaded the bases in the bottom of the second for Brian Conner. The single scorched a double down the right field line scoring two. It seemed enough offense as McBride steadily worked through the Brescia order, but a single and a two-out double cut the lead to one. The senior hurler had a pass ball and a wild pitch advance the runner at second in to tie the score.

The nine-inning affair kicks off a very busy week for the Tigers. GC heads to NCAA Division I Morehead State University Tuesday, hosts Union College (KY) Wednesday and then has a weekend series with Mid-South Conference foe University of Rio Grande Saturday and Sunday. The three games with the RedStorm will be senior day for the Tigers and their 13 seniors.

"It's late in the season, we've played almost 40 games and I told our guys we can complain about the schedule or we can use it to separate ourselves from other teams," said Georgetown coach Micah Baumfeld. "We needed to be focused last week, and we took care of that mission. I expect nothing less from this week."

 
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