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It was a day of rallies out at Robert N. Wilson Field Wednesday as Georgetown College (22-13) and receiving votes in the national poll welcomed in No. 9 and defending national champions Tennessee Wesleyan (28-13).
The Tigers trailed 2-0 and then 4-1 in the first game. They rallied in the fifth to tie it and got the go ahead run in the sixth for the 5-4 win. This gave GC three wins this season over the Bulldogs. Then The Tigers held on to a 2-0 advantage through the top of the seventh, which in a doubleheader is all you play. TWC rallied for the 3-2 victory.
Tennessee Wesleyan hit three straight singles. Tiger second baseman Mike Steinke then made a diving stop in the hole at second, but could not get the ball from his glove to get the play at second and was too late trying to throw to first.
With the bases still loaded, Chad Richie hit the next batter and the game was tied at two all. A double play pushed across the winning run before a ground out ended the Bulldogs half of the inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, Georgetown had two fly outs before a single by Ryan Serrato gave them life. EJ Murray followed him with a single, but a swinging strikeout by Corey Bays ended the game.
Serrato, Murray and Bays were the leading hitters for the day and were mainly responsible for the rally in game one.
Serrato and Murray were 4-for-6 with two runs scored, while Murray also added an RBI. Bays was 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI.
Georgetown returns to action 7 pm Friday against Shawnee State University.
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