Marion, Ind. – Georgetown College baseball wasted no time in getting going after having to wait almost 48 hours for game two of the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round. The No. 5 Tigers (43-9) scored a run in five of the eight innings they hit and advanced to the consolation bracket finals with an 11-1 win over Midland University.
The Warriors (43-19) struggled to hit Tyler Arthur, not getting a hit until the fifth inning and managing just one run all game. Arthur went seven innings, scattering five hits and striking out four. Javier Saenz shut the door with two innings of hitless work with one strikeout and two walks.
Every starter had at least one hit as the Tigers tallied 18 against five Midland pitchers. After a quick first and second inning, Georgetown scored two runs in the third and never looked back. Steven Mancilla led with three hits, while seven other Tigers had two each.
Trey Gross was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI with a walk. Justin Moore was also 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks. Tyler Coker went 2-for-4 with two RBIs with a triple and a sacrifice fly. Edwin Santiago was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and a double. Rick Reyes was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Martin Lemus was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk. Duran Elmore was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Armando Lomeli got the final hit for GC.
Lemus broke the game open with a two-out single that scored Gross and Moore.
The Tigers were back to their defensive force they have shown all year, including a highlight play from Arthur to end the sixth. He barehanded a chop swing roller, spun and fired to first base for the final out.
Georgetown now waits for the loser of the Mount Vernon Nazarene-Spring Arbor game. Time of GC's next game is unknown.