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Georgetown College baseball took care of business Friday night in the opening game against University of the Cumberlands. UC scored two in the bottom of the first, but the No. 7 Tiger defense held them down until the offense clicked. GC pulled off the 5-2 rally win. Most of the damage was done in the seventh inning when Edwin Santiago started with a double to left center.
Rick Reyes followed with an RBI single to the same location. Duran Elmore singled, setting the stage for a two-RBI double from Tyler Coker. Georgetown took the lead on that hit and never looked back. Martin Lemus added the first insurance run with a single to left center that scored Coker.
Reyes added the icing on the cake in the top of the eighth with a two-out, solo home run.
Tyler Arthur went seven innings for the win. He struck out six and scattered five hits. The Patriots got two on him early, only one earned. UC used three hits and an error for two runs in the first. Craig Ramsey came on in the top of the eight to pick up the save. He allowed just one hit and struck out one to secure the game.
Reyes led from the plate, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two-RBIs. Santiago and Elmore both went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Coker and Lemus collected the only other hits of the game, picking up one each.