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Georgetown College baseball got to 500 after winning both games Saturday in the opening weekend of play. The No. 20 Tigers (2-2) started with a rally win over No. 7 Embry-Riddle and followed it with an explosive win over Webber International.
GC jumped out quick against Embry-Riddle, but found itself down 6-5 heading into the last at-bat. The team scored twice and shutout the Eagles for the 7-6 victory. The Tigers then romped in a 8-3 win, scoring seven runs before WIU could even make a scratch on the board. Webber put up two in the bottom of the fourth. GC scored its last run in the fifth and Webber crossed the plate for the final time in the sixth.
"It was a good day," said Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld. "I wanted to see how our guys responded to the adversity of two close losses to a Top 10 team. We came out ready to play.
"We need to learn that against a team like Embry, a game isn't over. We exploded out of the gate, but sort of cooled off and let them back in the game. I was pleased to see we had enough grit in us to fight back and take that win. It spilled over into the Webber game, and we just never looked back."
Tanner Baldwin went 2-for-3 with four RBIs against WIU, while Marvin Flores was 2-for-3 with a run scored in that game as well.
Georgetown returns to action Saturday in a tournament in Tennessee.