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Baseball is known for the excitement of the two-out rally, but Georgetown College baseball took it to a new level Monday night against Asbury University.
At Robert N. Wilson Field, the No. 23 Tigers (21-5) flew out and grounded out to start the third. With no one on, Georgetown was three batters shy of going through the order twice. Asbury had only one error in that cycle as GC scored 10 runs to break the game open.
The Tigers went on for a 15-2 win.
Martin Lemus' grand slam was the highlight of the inning, bringing in the final four runs. It is the first baseman's second grand slam of the season and sixth homerun overall.
Tanner Unkel went 3-for-3, the only Tiger hitter perfect from the plate with a double and a stolen base. Lemus was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Each also drew a walk. Nick Kociolek was 2-for-5 with two RBIs as the only other Tiger with multiple hits.
Duran Elmore, Justin Moore, Rick Reyes, Steven Mancilla and David Higuera all had one hit. Tyler Coker was 0-for-1, but also drew two walks and scored a run and an RBI.
Jared Hahn, Andrew Moran, Landon Skaggs and Tyler Messner all had two hits for the Eagles. Asbury broke through in the sixth inning with a pair of runs, which GC got back in to bottom of the seventh.
Clay Hall went six innings for the win, scattering six hits and allowing two runs with nine strikeouts. Beau Bowen pitched two scoreless innings and gave up two hits with two strikeouts. Brett Smith took the ball in the ninth and gave up no hits, setting the side down in order.
Mancilla, a double, and Reyes, a triple, were the other two GC players with extra base hits.
Georgetown returns to action 6 pm Friday hosting Bluefield College.