Baseball - Mon, Feb. 14, 2011
The Tiger baseball team evened their record for the season, going 2-1 this past weekend over Emmanuel College (5-6).
Georgetown (3-3) bounced back from a rough 8-4 loss in game one, to run-rule the Lions 11-0 to open play Saturday. The team followed that up with a 5-4 win to finish the weekend and pull to .500 on the season.
Tigers' defense had nine errors in the lone loss to the Lions, but responded by blanking in game two. Both teams were tied 0-0 through three innings, when Georgetown exploded for six runs in the top of the fourth.
GC held Emmanuel scoreless during its at bat and then rolled off another five runs in the fifth. After K.C. Massie hung another goose egg next to the Lions the game was called by the mercy-rule.
Massie (1-1) pitched all five innings, scattering three hits, walking two, striking out six and throwing just 91 pitches.
Leading the team offensively was Brian Smith, 2-of-3 with three RBI and two runs scored, Randy Guite, 2-of-4 with three RBI and one run scored, and Taylor Hatfield, 2-of-2 with two RBI and two runs scored.
The rubber match was very similar with the game tied 0-0 through three innings. The Lions pushed three runs across in the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers got those right back in the top of the fifth.
Georgetown's final at-bat brought in two runs and pitcher Chase Ballinger hung on for the one-run win. Ballinger went two innings, allowing one hit and one run, striking out two. Jason McGinnis got the start, going five innings, giving up three runs with three strikeouts and two walks.
Cameron Allen led with two hits in three at-bats with a run scored. Brian Smith was 2-of-4 from the plate, while Tanner Baldwin was 1-of-4 with two RBI and Taylor Hatfield was 1-of-3 with a run scored.
Georgetown had 10 hits in the loss Friday evening, but managed to push across only four runs. Guite and Tyler Fisher went 2-of-5 with a RBI and a run scored, Pete Thackston was 2-of-4 with a RBI, and Smith was 3-of-4 with an RBI.
Georgetown returns to action this weekend against Faulkner, which just swept University of Rio Grande.