Georgetown News
Baseball - Wed, Apr. 11, 2012

Georgetown College baseball remained in the NAIA Coaches Poll following a 4-0 week this past week. The Tigers (33-8) have been in all three regular season releases, starting as high as No. 17. Following a 2-3 week, losing two games to Indiana University Southeast and one to University of Virginia College at Wise, they fell to No. 21. But, GC rebounded with a sweep of Asbury and University of the Cumberlands this past week to climb back to No. 18.

The only Mid-South Conference team ahead of them is Lindsey Wilson College. The Blue Raiders (29-10) moved from No. 16 to No. 13 in the poll released Tuesday evening.

"Rankings are nice, but it isn't why we play the game," said Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld. "It is great to be recognized and to have our players' hard work appreciated, but at the end of the day our goal is win every time we play. If that garners us votes, so be it."

The team took that mantra into a battle with NCAA Division I Morehead State University Tuesday evening. The Eagles handed the Tigers only their eighth loss of the season, 7-3.

"We stranded 12 base runners," Baumfeld said. "You can't expect to score when you are leaving them on the bases.

"I'm not displeased though. That is a challenge we like to test ourselves with and appreciate Morehead for playing these games with us. It's a good compass and a chance to refocus as we head into the final push of the season."

Matt Smith pitched the first four and a third innings, giving up six hits and seven earned runs. Shaun Meyer came in as relief and finished the game with just one hit, one walk and five strikeouts.

Chris Wood, 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI, and Randy Guite, 3-for-5 with two RBI, were the lone Tigers with multiple hits. Brian Smith went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

"We out hit them and minus one inning pitched great against them," Baumfeld said. "We take this. We learn from it, and we get back to what we are focused on - winning the next game."

Georgetown continues its action packed week with a 6 pm game against Union College Wednesday. It gets back to conference play Saturday and Sunday in a three-game series with University of Rio Grande.

 
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