Baseball - Mon, Mar. 10, 2014
Georgetown College baseball's second game with Lourdes University on Monday needed all seven innings to decide the winner. The Gray Wolves (0-2) rallied in the top half of the inning to equalize the score 1-1. But, with two outs and two on the No. 23 Tigers (13-3) got what they needed to bring in the walk off run.
Steven Mancilla's grounder up the middle was misplayed and allowed Tanner Unkel to score from second base and take the win, 2-1.
Unkel reached on a single and advanced on a ground out by Brian Barry after David Higuera popped out in foul territory. Lourdes elected to intentionally walk Edwin Santiago and create a force at any base with two outs.
This all set the stage for Mancilla's heroics, not his first in the Tiger uniform. He has had several walk off hits already this season.
GC coach Micah Baumfeld tried to let Clay Hall finish a game he had pitched so tremendously in, however, got in trouble when he hit the Ryan Kovar and the Cole Fitzgerald reached on an error.
The wild throw allowed Cory Fallwell, running for Kovar, to advance to third. This put runners on the corners with no outs. In came in Craig Ramsey fresh off of two saves this past weekend against No. 15 Lindsey Wilson College.
Ramsey dismissed of the first batter by strikeout. But, Marty Ramirez singled to left to tie the game. Jake Conklin struck out and then Ramsey walked Nick Toth to load the bases. A fielder's choice off the bat of John Crooks ended the inning and rally.
Hall got a no decision. He struck out seven and scattered three hits with just two walks. Ramsey picked up the win.
Unkel, Higuera, Barry, Mancilla and Nick Kociolek all had hits for the Tigers.
Georgetown returns to action 3 pm Tuesday at Indiana University Southeast.