Baseball - Sat, Apr. 15, 2017
Georgetown College baseball dropped a pair of close Mid-South Conference games to Lindsey Wilson College Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raiders used big fifth innings in both to take the lead it never relinquished. LWC won 5-2 and 3-2.
In game one, Connor Anderson opened with a lead-off triple that applied the pressure to GC, which was leading 2-1 at the time. He scored as Kyle Fieger pondered trying to get him out on a squeeze bunt, then Fieger threw wildly to first. Everyone was safe and the error allowed Mauricio Guadarrama to take second. He scored on Tanner Morris' single and then the visitors' manufactured the third run for the lead.
They added a run in the ninth for good measure.
Michael Koltak had game two on lock down, setting down the visitors in order for the first three innings. The Tigers scored twice in the first and looked in position to add more in the second. Kyle Jackson singled and Sean Williams doubled to have runners in scoring position with one out. A strikeout and a long fly out ended the threat.
Lindsey Wilson finally broke through Koltak with a tailing home run to left by lead-off hitter Ray Gonzalez. He blasted the ball that almost went foul for just a long strike, but instead hit the wire on the foul pole in fair territory for the run.
Koltak went back to work setting down the next three hitters. Then had two outs and just one on in the fifth when a walk and a hit batter put the visitors in good position again with Gonzalez at the plate. He hit a two-RBI single for all the offense the Blue Raiders needed.
Now Georgetown must wait out the final weekend of the league season to learn its fate. The top four teams in the conference earn home field advantage for the opening round of postseason play. Cumberland University, which sits in fifth, needs to sweep Shawnee State University to tie the Tigers. CU holds the tiebreaker, having won two of the three games played against Georgetown earlier this season.
GC returns to action 5 pm Tuesday at Cincinnati Christian University.