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Georgetown College baseball finished up the weekend series with No. 10 Cumberland University. The two Mid-South Conference front runners split on Saturday.
"We battled Friday and the first game Saturday, but struggled in game three. You can't do that with a team as good as Cumberland," said Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld. "It is early so I know my guys will learn from this, and we will be a different team moving forward."
The No. 23 Tigers (7-2, 1-2 MSC) needed a ninth inning rally for the 5-4 victory in the first game Saturday. They were up 3-1 most of the game, but CU (10-5, 2-1) is a tough team to hold down. The second game was all Cumberland in a 7-1 win.
Tyler Arthur took the mound, going eight innings and left trailing 4-3. Craig Ramsey shut CU down in the ninth, no hits and one walk to the three batters he faced. Georgetown's offense came to life for its first runs since the third inning.
Ryan Rodriguez started with a walk. Duran Elmore went to sacrifice bunt him over but a wild throw by the Bulldog's Chris North allowed Rodriguez to tie the game and Elmore to advance to third. Coker singled to center, scoring the winning run.
North responded in the second game, going 4-for-4 from the plate. He scored twice and had one RBI.
Brian Barry got the start, but made it just two and a third innings. He gave up four runs on six hits, striking out two and walking one. Brett Smith came in and gave up a run in each of the next two innings off four hits. He also struck a batter out and walked one. Clay Hall went two-thirds of an inning, allowing no runs. Javier Saenz finished it up for an inning and two-thirds of work. He gave up one hit, one run and struck out one.
Martin Lemus led from the plate, going 2-of-3 and bringing in the lone Tiger run. The senior's second single scored Elmore who had reached after being hit by a pitched and took second on a steal.
Georgetown returns to action 3:30 pm Tuesday hosting Reinhardt.