Rodnee Little is mobbed by teammates after walk-off win. Photo by Richard Davis
Baseball - Fri, Apr. 14, 2017
Rodnee Little hit a walk-off single, helping Georgetown College baseball take a very important game-one win, 3-2, over visiting Lindsey Wilson College. The Tigers (26-15, 9-7) sit behind the Blue Raiders (23-19, 8-5) in Mid-South Conference play. However, this is GC's final conference series and LWC has one more next weekend.
All three games are important to both teams, evident in the pitching duel Friday at Robert N. Wilson Field. Michael Conrad scattered four hits, struck out eight and gave up no runs in seven innings of work. He took a no-decision. The biggest inning was in the top of the third when the Blue Raiders loaded the bases with no outs. Conrad got the visitors to fly out in shallow left, no room for tagging up, and then struck out the next two.
Georetown came into the dugout, scored to take a 2-1 lead and seemed to be on cruise control. Coach Micah Baumfeld lifted Conrad after seven innings with 116 pitches thrown. LWC had two hits in the eighth to tie the game, but Breion Barron settled down for the win – setting the side down in order in the top of the ninth.
Lindsey Wilson's James Doubet went the distance, allowing three runs, scattering nine hits and striking out one batter. In the ninth, he gave up a lead-off single to Ryan Garner. Then on a sacrifice bunt by Diego Perez, Doubet went with the ball to try for the lead runner in a fielder's choice. This put runners on the corners with no outs for the Tigers. Little dug in, pinching hitting for Kyle Jackson. He singled through the hole at second and Taylor Morris scored the winning run.
The pair return to action 1 pm Saturday for the series concluding doubleheader.