Duran Elmore made the most of his time on base Saturday. Photo by Richard Davis
Baseball - Sat, Apr. 5, 2014
Georgetown College baseball faced an early deficit in game one against St. Catharine College in the Mid-South Conference weekend series. That is nothing new for the No. 9 Tigers (25-4, 12-3). They calmly rallied back and put space between them and the Patriots (18-16, 10-6).
In the bottom of the third, GC tied it with a couple of singles. Armando Lomeli led off with a single. Ryan Rodriguez followed with a single. Duran Elmore reached on a fielder's choice that put Rodriguez out at second and then stole second to have to Tigers in scoring position for Justin Moore.
Moore roped a two-RBI single to center to level the game at two.
Elmore put the Tigers ahead after being hit by a pitch with one out in the fifth. He stole second and scored easily when Tyler Coker hit a double to right.
Georgetown got the much needed insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. Elmore drew a one-out walk. Moore singled, allowing Elmore to move around to third. Coker walked and Martin Lemus drove in the winning run with a line drive out to left. Elmore went 0-for-1 from the plate but was hit and walked and scored three of GC's four runs.
Tyler Arthur threw seven innings, scattering eight hits and allowing two runs. He also struck out five batters.
Beau Bowen went a third of an inning with one hit and one walk before giving way to Craig Ramsey. The junior finished the game and earned the save, striking out three in one and two-thirds innings. He gave up one hit and one run as the Patriots tried to rally in the ninth. Down 4-2, Alfredo Bohorquez started the inning by reaching when he was hit by a pitch. He took second on a wild pitch and stole third, but in the process Ramsey had struck out two. Adrian Garcia singled to keep hope alive, scoring Bohorquez. But, GC slammed the door shut when Lemus caught a pop up for the final out.