Baseball - Sat, Apr. 27, 2013
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tigers hit a steel wall in University of Rio Grande's David Steele. No. 19 Georgetown College's (35-17) nine lives in the elimination bracket came to an end as the RedStorm (36-19) won 6-2 in the night cap of a very long Saturday at Hunter Wright Stadium.
The junior threw a complete game, striking out seven to end GC's hopes of repeating as Mid-South Conference tournament champions.
"It is one of those tough breaks," said Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld. "We had a rough couple of first innings and got behind. We couldn't get going offensively. Know we refocus as we wait to hear about national tournament regional play."
Steele improves to 5-4 on the season and Rio will face Campbellsville University in the finals of the elimination bracket. Lindsey Wilson College awaits the winner of that game for the championship.
Georgetown struggled from the plate, managing just eight hits and stranding nine.
TC Oneal was the lone Tiger with multiple hits.
Grant Tamane, two; Shane Spies, three; and Kyle Findley, two; did the line share of the work at the plate for RedStorm. Kyle Perez and Spies each had two RBI.