Baseball - Fri, Apr. 27, 2012
Georgetown College's quest for another first - a Mid-South
Conference tournament title - got a little closer Thursday with a pair of big
wins on opening day. The Tigers (43-9) enter day two as only one of two
unbeaten teams. They started the day with a 5-0 win over University of the
Cumberlands and finished with a 9-3 win over Campbellsville University.
The 14th team in the country will face Shawnee State,
which beat St. Catharine and University of Rio Grande (which shocked No. 13
Lindsey Wilson College in the first game of the day) at 4 pm in Campbellsville.
"It was a great start, but it is a marathon tournament
and a lot of great teams," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "We have to take care
of what we can and go from there.
"Shaun Meyer got us off to a great start with a
complete-game, shutout win over Cumberlands. Then Tyler Arthur did what he's
done all year, be solid and consistent. He gave us almost seven full innings.
We brought Chris Villalobos in to stop the threat and then our bats came to
life to provide the offense we needed."
Georgetown scored three runs each in the third and fourth
and seemed to be on cruise control until the CU Tigers came to life. They
threatened in the fifth, and then pushed a run across in the sixth. In the top
of the seventh, with two outs, they scored two more to cut the deficit in half,
6-3. Villalobos came in to get a pop out to end that threat.
GC added three more insurance runs over the next two
at-bats and Chad Richie closed the door.