Baseball - Tue, Mar. 25, 2014
Georgetown College baseball finished off a second Mid-South Conference road sweep this season. The No. 23 Tigers (20-4, 9-3 MSC) scored two in the top of the fifth to break a tie and hang on for the 3-2 win.
GC swept Lindsey Wilson College earlier this season and took two of three from Shawnee State University. Cumberland University handed the Tigers the lone series loss, taking two of three at the start of MSC play.
It was a pitcher's duel for much of the seven-inning game. Eric Ford got the start for the RedStorm (10-17, 3-9) and went five innings, allowing all three runs on just four hits in the loss. Shaun Meyer went the distance, scattering seven hits. Two runs scored, one earned, with four strikeouts and no walks.
Four of GC's hits came off the bats of Tyler Coker and Steven Mancilla. Martin Lemus and Justin Moore also got a hit in the series finale.
The Tigers managed all three of the extra base knocks – a double for Lemus and Mancilla and a homerun for Coker. However, they did strand eight throughout the game.
"We didn't string our hits together as well as we should, but Shaun pitched a great game and allowed us to preserve the win," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld.
After taking a 3-1 lead, Meyer had two workout of a two-out rally. Rio opened the bottom of the fifth with a single from Chris Ford. He advanced on a sacrifice bunt, but looked to be stuck out second when Meyer struck out Jonathan Schob. Kevin Arroyo kept hopes alive with an RBI single and advanced to second on the throw home.
Grant Tamane also singled, but Arroyo got caught trying to go home on a perfect throw from Coker to Armando Lomeli.
The RedStorm threatened again with two out and two on in the bottom of the six, but a line out by Chris Ford ended that rally. Meyer set the side down in order in the seventh with a ground out and two fly outs.