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Five Tigers tallied two hits each as Georgetown College baseball pulls one game from finishing the regular season with seven Mid-South Conference series sweeps. GC has currently won 18-straight league games, last losing to Shawnee State University on March 14.
The No. 4 Tigers (37-6, 22-3 MSC) handed University of Pikeville (21-29, 6-19) a 7-1 setback in the seven-inning game two of the three-game series. Play concludes with a noon game in Pikeville, Ky.
Justin Moore, Tyler Coker, Martin Lemus, David Higuera and Nick Kociolek accounted for 10 of the teams 14 hits.
GC scored a run in the top of the first, third, fifth and sixth before putting the game out of reach with three in the seventh.
Tyler Coker's two-out single gave the Tigers an early lead when Steven Mancilla singled him home. Georgetown got the winning run an inning later. Moore started the third with a one-out double. Coker's ground out moved him to third. This set the stage for Lemus' game-winning RBI double.
In the bottom of the fourth, UPike got as close as it had been all day when Cody Chagnon hit a solo homerun. It was all the Bears got off Brian Barry. He went six innings, scattering eight hits and striking out two.
His teammates got that run back in the fifth when Moore started with a triple and scored on Coker's single. GC added another insurance run in the sixth when Duran Elmore's sacrifice fly scored Rick Reyes.
In the top of the seventh, Lemus picked up his second RBI of the game by doubling in Coker, who started the inning being hit by a pitch. Trey Gross' single brought in Shaun Meyer, who was running for Lemus. Gross was the third run, scoring off Higuera's single to right.