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Georgetown College baseball used a five-run fifth inning to bust open game one against University of Pikeville in the final weekend of Mid-South Conference action. The No. 4 Tigers (37-6, 22-3 MSC) took a one-run lead in the top of the first and never looked back in a 7-3 win – 17th straight inside the league.
GC tallied five hits for the five runs. David Higuera tagged a hard grounder to short for an infield single and then stole second. Ryan Rodriguez's RBI double got things rolling. Duran Elmore walked and Justin Moore's bunt single loaded the bases. Martin Lemus, who tied GC's single-season homerun record earlier in the game, hit a two-RBI single to left. Steven Mancilla followed with a double to bring in Moore and Lemus. GC led 7-0.
University of Pikeville, fighting for its playoff life, tried to get back in the game with two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth, but the rally was too late.
Elmore got the game going with a lead-off triple and scored on Moore's sacrifice fly. Lemus tallied his 10th homerun of the season with a one-out shot in the fourth.
Tyler Arthur picked up the win, going seven innings. He scattered six hits and allowed two runs with five strikeouts. The junior improves to 7-0 this season.
Edwin Santiago picked up the save, pitching two-thirds of the ninth. He came in with one out and the bases loaded. The senior got the first hitter to fly out to shallow right and a fielder's choice finished the game.