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Weather has been unkind to spring sports this season, but teams such as Georgetown College's baseball adjust and do what it can to get in every opportunity. The Tigers mid-week game got snowed out in Indiana, but they took care of business this weekend at University of Virginia College at Wise.
Georgetown needed 11 innings and a gem of a pitching effort from Matt Smith to pull out the 4-1 win on Friday. However, the team exploded Saturday for 14-7 and 14-2 wins to move to three games above .500 in Mid-South Conference action.
Helping Smith secure the win was a two RBI single from fellow senior TC Oneal. That broke the game open in the top of the 11th. Senior Chad Richie came in to close the door for his third save of the season.
GC never trailed, but the impressive scores were also not completely indicative of the games played. Georgetown opened up a huge lead in game two, but the Cavaliers fought back for a 10-7 game. The Tigers added four runs in the final two innings to help put that game out of reach. They led 4-2 through the first four innings of the final game, before adding 10 more runs, including eight in the seventh, for the lopsided victory.
Martin Lemus hit well all weekend. The junior was 7-of-10 with seven RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and two home runs. Mike Steinke was 6-of-16 with six runs scored. Ryan Serrato went 3-of-7 with two runs scored, three RBI and a double. Oneal was 6-of-14 with four runs scored and five RBI.
The Tigers are 21-12 overall and 9-6 in the league. They sit in fourth with nine conference games left – three, three-game weekend series.
"Thus far we have been fortunate enough to make sure we get in all our league games," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "It can get tough sometimes when games you are counting on to sharpen skills or help with team chemistry get cancelled, but it is also the nature of baseball. Every one of our players has experienced this before and have handled this crazy season very well."