Baseball - Sun, Mar. 30, 2014
Georgetown College baseball has learned how to weather storms and opponents. The No. 13 Tigers have had numerous games cancelled or moved due to snow or rain and 11 games decided by two runs or less – nine of which they have won.
David Higuera supplied the excitement for 10-of-12 in two runs or less wins with a double off left field fence in the bottom of the 12th. The designated hitter went four-for-six and the most important coming with no outs in the third extra inning for 5-4 victory.
Rain washed out one of the three game series, but the two Mid-South Conference foes squared off for a doubleheader to finish the weekend in the sun at Robert N. Wilson Field.
The Rams (21-9, 6-7 MSC) and Tigers (22-4, 10-3) scored a run each in the second, it was a two-run shot in the third by Mancilla that seemed to give GC all the offense it needed. However, an error and timely hitting trimmed that to a 3-2 lead in the fifth. Setting the table for Lemus to put it back to a two-run cushion. It is his seventh long ball of the season. He came into the weekend tied with BC's Kahlin Villines and Lindsey Wilson College's Mitchell Osnowitz with six homeruns, which is also 15th nationally.
Both seemed to be enough except for the fact that the Rams are one of the leading offenses in the MSC. Bluefield is tops in batting average (.332) and runs batted in (6.9) and is second in runs scored (223). Errors allowed BC to knot the game in the top of the eighth. With runners at first and second, a bunt and a wild throw over the head of Lemus at first allowed both base runners to come around and level the game.
Each team went down quietly in the ninth, 10th and 11th. BC had a two-out double for some noise in the 12th but a diving grab by Tyler Coker spoiled that opportunity. Mancilla led off with a single, setting the table for Higuera's walk off hit.