Baseball - Mon, Apr. 1, 2013
Georgetown College's baseball team sweeps the Mid-South Conference weekly awards as Matt Smith earns his second Pitcher of the Week and Martin Lemus picks up his first Player of the Week honors.
Smith threw a 10-inning, one-run gem to start the Tigers (21-12) conference weekend series off right. Georgetown traveled to University of Virginia College at Wise and needed 11 innings for a 4-1 win in game one. Lemus crushed the ball all weekend long, helping the Tigers outscore the Cavaliers 32-10.
Smith allowed just one run off two hits to a Cavalier team averaging four runs a game against league opponents before this past weekend. Smith had a shutout through five innings before pushed a run across at the bottom of the sixth. He struck out nine of the 31 batters he faced. The Versailles, Ky. native leads the team in innings pitched (50) and is second in ERA (.216) and batters' average against (.217). He is among the top pitchers in the league, listed in every statistical category in the Top 20 with multiple Top 10 standings.
Smith also earned the POW award on March 11.
Lemus hit .700 (7-of-10) over the three games this past week with a pair of home runs and seven RBI. The Lawndale, Calif. Native also had two doubles while amassing a 1.500 slugging percentage against the Wise pitchers' this past weekend.
Starting Saturday, the first baseman went 4-for-4 with his first home run and three RBI. He followed that with a 2-for-3 performance with the other home run and three more RBI.
Lemus ranks third in the Mid-South in home runs (4) and fourth in RBI (29). His .505 slugging percentage is fifth best in the conference.