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Georgetown College baseball swept another Mid-South Conference weekend series. The No. 9 Tigers have tallied 10 straight league wins and sit in first with a 14-3 record. St. Catharine College, which came into this weekend just behind Georgetown at 10-6, had a lead in two games and tied things up in the third but could not steal a win at Robert N. Wilson Field. Georgetown took the finale 4-1.
The Tigers (27-4, 15-3) have swept four series and the last three. The most recent MSC loss was the opener at Shawnee State on March 14.
"We've won in a variety of ways, but I think the biggest thing is that we are playing well as a team," said Georgetown coach Micah Baumfeld. "It is a marathon season, and hopefully we are just halfway through it. We have a lot to still work on, but I like the way we are playing."
GC took a 1-0 lead into the second, but a couple of errors allowed the Patriots (18-18, 10-9) to tie it up. Then Tiger pitcher Shaun Meyer went on cruise control the final seven innings. He set down 11 in a row at one point and 20 of the final 24.
In the fifth, his teammates got him all the runs he needed. Steven Mancilla started with a single. Rick Reyes reached on an error. Armando Lomeli's single scored Mancilla. Ryan Rodriguez's blast through the hole at second scored Reyes and Georgetown led 3-1. Justin Moore followed a single by Duran Elmore that loaded the bases with an RBI groundout. SCC was able to then stop the rally with a strike out of Tyler Coker, but the damage was done.
Lomeli helped the Tigers get a few more on the board. He started the bottom of the seventh with a fly that SCC dropped. Lomeli, running all the way, safely slid into second. Rodriguez safely bunted for runners on the corners, Elmore's sacrifice bunt score a run as Georgetown led 5-1. Moore's single up the middle scored Rodriguez and the advantage was five, 6-1.