Baseball - Wed, Mar. 23, 2011
Georgetown College's baseball team had another solid mid-week performance against Union College (24-7) Tuesday afternoon in Georgetown.
The Tigers (16-13) lost 9-2 in Barbourville earlier this season, but solid pitching from Matt Smith the team won 6-3. Smith threw five scoreless innings and had his offense score six runs in the fourth and fifth innings to get the win.
He allowed two runs in the top of the sixth with two outs when GC coach Brian Karlet decided to relieve him. Matt Ross finished the sixth and pitched the seventh, then Chase Ballinger and Chad Richie each threw an inning to close it out.
The Bulldogs, down 6-2, notched another run in the top of seventh for the final gasp. Ballinger and Richie closed the door as combined they faced seven batters. Ballinger had a walk and a strikeout, while Richie gave up one hit and struck out two.
Tyler Back led from the plate, going 3-of-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Ellis Bowen went 2-of-4 with one run and one RBI. Tanner Baldwin was 2-of-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Georgetown hits the road to play another out of conference game against Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday.