Baseball's Jason McGinnis pitched a complete-game shutout
in the finals of the Mid-South Conference Tournament this past Saturday to seal
the team's first-ever MSC tournament championship.
The senior allowed Shawnee State just three hits and
carried a perfect game into 5.2 innings before a grounder in the hole at short
broke it up.
"In a way it was kind of a relief to see that happen
because then he could just focus on the task at hand of winning the game," said
GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "Of course it is always an exciting possibility, but
with the title on the line it was good he could just think about that and not
about trying to secure a perfect game."
The Bears got two hits that inning and had one more with
a couple of walks as the lone baserunners the entire game. McGinnis struck out
six and as the final shallow fly ball was caught by centerfielder Chris Wood,
the celebration began.
The senior is 6-3 on the season with a 3.32 ERA, 16th
best in the MSC. His 84 strikeouts is second best in the league.
With the win, Georgetown secured a bid to the national
tournament and will learn its destination this Sunday.