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Day two of the series was a split for the Tiger baseball team with Cumberland University. A close play at the plate ended game one as the Bulldogs edged Georgetown College 1-0. However, GC came out on fire in game two, blanking CU 6-0.
The No. 20 Tigers (8-8, 1-2 Mid-South Conference) responded well after a slugfest loss from day one. Matt Smith pitched eight solid innings, scattering six hits and allowing just one run with two strikeouts and a walk.
"Second game of the series was much better from the mound, unfortunately we had a tough play at the plate that ended it," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld.
T.C. Oneal tried to reach on a Martin Lemus single. The grounder got through the infield and to the right fielder. Oneal, one of Georgetown's fastest players, never broke stride as he tried to tie the game up in the top of the ninth.
Richie Seaton came up firing from right and the ball just beat Oneal.
"That's a tough way to loss, especially after playing so well," Baumfeld said. "But we didn't hang our heads. We actually came out really fired up and took care of business from both sides of the ball."
Georgetown scored three runs in the first inning of game two and never looked back as Sean Meyer stonewalled the Bulldog (8-4-1, 2-1) offense. He gave up just two hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts.
The bottom of the Tigers line-up went 2-of-4. Jordan Hinshaw had two RBI to with his hits. David Higuera scored a run and knocked one in off his hits. Ryan Serrato put one over the fence scoring two RBI and a run. Lemus was 2-of-4 with a run scored and Mike Steinke was 1-of-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Georgetown returns to action 1 pm Monday against Concordia University.
|Concordia University vs||4:15pm|
|NAIA National Tournament Pool Play Pool B|
|NAIA National Tournament Single Elimination|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||EST|