Baseball - Wed, Mar. 16, 2011
Georgetown College's baseball team evened its record at .500 with a win over NCAA Division I Morehead State University Wednesday at Morehead. This is the first time in about four years GC has defeated an opponent on that level.
The Tigers (12-12) handed the Eagles a 5-3 defeat, as Travis McBride went seven innings for the win. He scattered nine hits, giving up just two runs with no walks and three strikeouts. Chad Richie came in for the final two innings to get the save as MSU falls to 2-15 on the season.
"This was our best game all around this whole season," GC coach Brian Karlet said. "Travis was on all day, keeping things around the plate and his pitch count down. Offensively, we were really working their pitchers, and I think we had around 11 hits.
"Defensively we were making the plays we should, and keeping everything else in front of us."
Tyler Fisher went 4-of-5 from the plate with two doubles and three RBI. Chris Wood reached base three times and scored three runs. Tyler Back went 2-of-5 with a double and an RBI.
"Hopefully we can care this over into the weekend," Karlet said.
The Tigers will host Mid-South Conference newcomer University of Virginia College at Wise this week, starting with a doubleheader Thursday and playing two more on Friday.
The Cavaliers (8-6, 5-1 MSC) are on top of the East Division, while early struggles against West Virginia Tech and University of the Cumberlands has the Tigers tied with St. Catherine in the West for last at 3-5.