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Georgetown College came to Portsmouth, Ohio to face the Mid-South Conference leading Shawnee State University Bears with a mission to continue to control its own destiny. The No. 23 Tigers (16-4, 6-3) did just that with a rally win of game three, taking two of three on the weekend and moving into the top spot.
After trailing 1-0 for three innings, GC scored five in the fourth and hung on through a mini rally by the Bears (15-13, 6-3). Georgetown now holds the tie breaker with SSU, but there is a lot of season left to be played.
"In the past couple of years we've had weekends such as this come back to haunt us," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "We knew we could put ourselves in position to control our fate and right now we have. It is still way too early to really think about that, but it has been these early weekend series that have tripped us up down the stretch in achieving some of our regular season goals."
Georgetown dropped game one 4-3 in a duel between aces Tyler Arthur and Derek Moore. The Tigers woke up in game two with a 15-5 win. The rally win of game three has them at 6-3 along with SSU and Bluefield College fell twice Saturday to No. 15 Lindsey Wilson College to slip to 5-4.
Two GC players had multiple hits – Justin Moore and David Higuera. Both had a hit in the five-run fourth to take the lead.
Higuera singled to load the bases. Moore came up a few batters and runs later for a single to score Higuera.
Georgetown returns to action 4 pm Tuesday against Miami-Hamilton.