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Georgetown College's baseball team finished off the series sweep of new Mid-South Conference foe Bluefield College. The Tigers (28-14, 15-6 MSC) needed another extra-inning game to start Saturday off with a win, 12-10, but followed that with an 8-1 seven-inning victory to head back to Georgetown in third place with one week left in the regular season.
"Sometimes you have to battle," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "We never doubted all weekend that at some point in those first two games we would gain control."
It was a back-and-forth battle with neither team gaining breathing room in the opener Saturday. GC tied it up at eight all in the seventh and then took a brief 10-8 lead in the top of the eighth. The Rams (17-24, 5-16) answered those in their half of the eighth and after a scoreless ninth it was another two innings to decide the winner.
Georgetown put two on the board in the 11th and Chris Villalobos shut the door. The senior picked up his second win of the weekend, going five and a third innings of relief.
Martin Lemus led the way with four hits on six plate appearances. He scored three runs and had two RBI. Mike Steinke, Jordan Hinshaw, Ryan Serrato and EJ Murray also had a multi-hit game.
Bluefield scored the first run of game two in the bottom of the first, but GC responded in the top of the third and never looked back. The Tigers scored at least a run over the next four innings, including a four-run fifth, to take command.
Shaun Meyer went the distance for the win, scattering six hits with one run and four strikeouts.
Georgetown returns to action 6 pm Tuesday hosting Union College.
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