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Georgetown College baseball finished off the Mid-South Conference season with a sweep of University of Pikeville, including two wins on Senior Day. The Tigers (33-15, 18-6) won 8-0 and 10-1 to secure a second place finish in the league. They will play the seventh seed 7 pm Thursday in Kingsport, Tenn.
"We stayed focused, got timely hitting and took care of business," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "I'm really pleased with how we played all weekend."
Georgetown outscored UPike (18-26-1, 6-15) 23-2 over the weekend. All the seniors, minus injured Abe Mitchell, got to play a role on Saturday. Tanner Baldwin, EJ Murray, TC O'Neal and Mike Steinke played their usually starting roles. Matt Smith started the weekend off on the mound as he has all year, winning 5-1. Jordan Hinshaw saw action Saturday as he continues to rehab from a wrist injury. Chad Richie and Chris Villalobos played their closer rolls, both ending Saturday's games with strikeouts. Kyle Rosen pinch hit for an RBI single in game one and then played catcher for game two.
"It is always good to be able to honor the senior class," Baumfeld said. "This one has really been instrumental in taking Georgetown to the next level. It is one of the first classes, I worked with and helped recruit, so it is of course a special group to me."
Tyler Arthur picked up the win in game one, going seven innings and giving up five hits with seven strikeouts. Richie kept the Bears off the scoreboard in his two innings of work. He gave up no hits and struck out three.
Ryan Serrato led the way from the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, two runs and two RBI. O'Neal was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as the only other Tiger with multiple hits.
It was a scoreless game through five and a half, when Georgetown came to life. The first eight batters reached as GC scored six runs on six hits and never looked back. The Tigers added another two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Shaun Meyer pitched four innings for the win in game two. He gave up two hits and one run with four strikeouts. Villalobos pitched the final three innings, giving up two hits and also recording four strikeouts. Justin Moore, Hinshaw, Murray and Baldwin all had two hits. Serrato, Murray and Baldwin all had two RBI. O'Neal scored three runs.
Georgetown finishes up the regular season with a game at Indiana University Southeast on Monday.