Baseball - Thu, Apr. 18, 2013
Miami University Hamilton (23-9) came to life in the top of the third, slowing rallying back against Georgetown College before finally tallying the 10-4 victory in game one Wednesday.
Jordan Nekola shut the Harriers down in game two as the Tigers (30-15) bounced back for an 8-0 win.
The sophomore gave up two hits, a single in the fourth and one in the seventh. Both runners when subsequently caught stealing during the next at bat, in the shutout victory.
"It would have been harder if that hit in the top of the seventh was all Miami-Hamilton got," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld about the two hits. "He still just faced the minimum amount of batters and gave up no runs. Nick Kociolek was on the money as both runners attempted to steal. I was really pleased with how we responded after the way we played in game one."
Georgetown scored two runs each in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings. Mike Steinke led the way with three hits on four at-bats with two runs scored. Justin Moore, Martin Lemus, TC Oneal and Tanner Baldwin all had two hits. Moore scored three runs and Baldwin scored two.
In game one, the Tigers took an early 2-0 lead and then recaptured the lead for the one last time in the bottom of the third, 3-2. The flood gates began to peak open as the Harriers took control after the top of the fourth. MUH had 15 hits and 10 RBI for 10 runs.
Chad Richie started and went three and two thirds innings in the loss. Lemus and Oneal each had two hits to lead the Tigers from the plate.
GC returns to action 6 pm Friday, hosting University of Pikeville. This kicks off a three-game Mid-South Conference series and last home regular season games for 2013. The Tigers are in search of securing the second seed in the upcoming conference tournament, while UPike is hunting for the opportunity to get into the MSC postseason. The Bears are sitting at 6-12 and Shawnee State is just ahead of them at 7-14.
It is also Senior Weekend, a chance for Georgetown to honor 10 players for their time and dedication to the baseball program while in college. Baldwin, Jordan Hinshaw, Abe Mitchell, EJ Murray, Oneal, Richie, Kyle Rosen, Matt Smith, Steinke and Chris Villalobos will be honored between games Saturday.