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Baseball - Mon, Apr. 25, 2016

Georgetown College baseball found its back against the wall in a critical regular season finale Mid-South Conference showdown. Shawnee State University had won just one league series all season, but on Senior Weekend were looking to play spoiler. The Tigers (30-22, 11-10 MSC) held within their grasp the chance to host an opening weekend series to start the conference tournament.

However, splitting day one and Cumberland University taking two of three from Campbellsville University, meant everything was riding on Sunday's game.

The Bears (19-31, 6-15) tallied six runs in the bottom of the third for an 8-2 lead. Georgetown rallied to get two of those back in the top of the fourth, but then innings were quickly sliding away.

Down to its final four outs, GC mounted a two-out, eighth-inning, epic rally. Seven runs scored on seven hits – five singles and two doubles – with the aid of a walk and an error. This put the visitors ahead 11-8 and they tacked on one more for good measure in the top of the ninth.

The Tigers 12-8 win puts them in a fourth place tie with Cumberland, but GC holds the tiebreaker with the Phoenix by virtue of winning the series a weekend ago.

It will be those two teams battling it out in a best of three series with all games being nine innings. The times of the games have yet to be determined, but action will start Friday with a game Saturday and the if-necessary game also on Saturday.









 

 
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