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After winning the first regular season Mid-South Conference title in epic fashion – nearly a four hour game that had 19 runs scored between the two teams – it was time for Senior Day's ceremonies. No. 7 Georgetown College baseball rode the rollercoaster of emotions and maybe was fazed a bit early in game three, but got down to business for another rally win.
"We might have gotten a little too comfortable," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "Campbellsville had some timely hitting in that first inning and jumped out on us. Our guys again showed great calm with this."
CU lead for the first two innings, but Georgetown finished off another conference sweep on its way to a 20-3 league-leading record with three games to play. The Tigers scored two in each of the second and third innings and rallied one more time for an 8-5 victory to finish off Senior Day with a bang.
Senior Shaun Meyer took to the hill and pitched six innings, scattering 11 hits and allowing five runs – four earned. He got the offensive production he needed and picked up the win. Craig Ramsey closed the game out and despite allowing CU to load the bases, ended the game without giving up a run.
Georgetown had five multi-base hits. Rick Reyes, Martin Lemus, Duran Elmore and Steven Mancilla had doubles while Trey Gross had a huge triple.
With the game tied at 5-5, Gross pinch hit scored two runs and gave the GC Tigers the lead for good. Elmore doubled him in for an added insurance run.
Campbellsville opened with a 3-0 lead with a couple of doubles itself. Georgetown took the lead in the bottom of the third when Mancilla's single scored Tyler Coker.
The visitors were not done yet, hanging a crooked number in the top of the fifth to regain a 5-4 edge. Martin Lemus roped a two-out double to tie the game, but was stranded at second to end the rally.
Georgetown has not lost an MSC game since March 14 when Shawnee State rallied for a win in the opening game of that series. The Tigers have swept six MSC teams. They have only one losing record against a league opponent and that was a 1-2 mark in the opening weekend against Cumberland University. The Tigers finish regular season conference play at University of Pikeville next weekend, but have one final home game Wednesday when Union comes to town.
The Bulldogs ended GC's 13-game winning streak two weeks ago.
"I think the guys will be ready," Baumfeld said. "Union is a solid team and they broke up a streak. We have a lot to play for in that game."
First pitch is set for 6 pm at Robert N. Wilson Field.
|(RV) Lindsey Wilson at||8:00pm|
|(4) Lindsey Wilson at||6:00pm|
|Cumberland Univ. at||4:00pm|
|(14) Cumberland Univ. at||2:00pm|
|(10) University of Pikeville at||8:00pm|
|(22) University of Pikeville at||6:00pm|
|(18) University of the Cumberlands at||4:00pm|
|University of the Cumberlands at||2:00pm|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent at||7:00pm|