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Georgetown College baseball has been under the direction of interim coach Micah Baumfeld this season. The Tigers are 37-8 overall, 15-5 in conference and ranked for the first time ever, so what better way to remove that tag and make him official head coach than on Senior Day Sunday.
"There are a lot of touch decisions an athletic director has to make, but I can say with pleasure this one was not," said Tiger Director of Athletics Brian Evans. "This program has been through a lot this season, but Coach Baumfeld has done an amazing job of keeping everyone focused and doing what needed to be done to be successful on- and off-the-field."
GC is in position to finish second in the Mid-South Conference just behind No. 13 Lindsey Wilson College. The Blue Raiders have wrapped up conference play and with a 17-4 record will have a better winning percentage than GC even if the Tigers sweep University of Pikeville next weekend.
This is the coaches second full year at Georgetown and third season with the team. In the winter of 2010, Baumfeld and his wife Amanda moved from California to be an assistant coach under Brian Karlet. Baumfeld served as head assistant and pitching coach the past two seasons and received the interim position this past December.
"I have always wanted to be a head coach and thought coming here was a step in the right direction for that," Baumfeld said. "I love this program and the players we have here. It has been these players that have made this season so amazing. They have put in the work that I and assistant coach Josh Franklin have asked and are seeing the fruits of that labor.
"Every year it will be our goal to maintain and build upon what we have started this season."
The Tigers have four more regular season games and then enter postseason play the last weekend in April. The MSC tournament is being played at two sites this year - Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville University.
Depending on results from the tournament and potential for staying in the rankings, Georgetown has a great shot at playing in the NAIA National Tournament.
|Concordia University vs||4:15pm|
|NAIA National Tournament Pool Play Pool B|
|NAIA National Tournament Single Elimination|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||EST|