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Baseball gave the defending national champions a run for their money Tuesday in 5-4 losses at Cumberland University (25-11).
The No. 17 Bulldogs broke up a close game in the bottom of the fourth with four runs. Richie Seaton hit a two-out double for three RBI and scored a batter later when Greg Appleton singled.
Georgetown led 2-1 until that point and added a run in the sixth and seventh to get back in the game. Tyler Fisher and Tyler Back each had two hits, while Randy Guite, Taylor Payne and Pete Thackston each had a hit.
Travis McBride pitched all six innings, scattering eight hits and striking out six with two walks.
Game two saw Cumberland grab a 4-0 lead after one, but the Tigers bats came to life in the top of the fifth to tie it.
Bowen and Wood started with walks, advancing twice on wild pitches during Guite's at bat for a run and Wood at third with two outs. Fisher stepped in for a two-run homerun and a 4-3 game. Back reach after being hit by a pitch and singles by Cameron Allen and Thackston brought pinch runner TC Oneal in to score.
Cumberland pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
Thackston led with two hits, while Allen, Guite and Fisher added one each. Fisher had two RBI and Thackston one, while Wood, Fisher, Bowen and Oneal all scored a run.
Georgetown returns to action this weekend at Campbellsville University for a doubleheader Friday and doubleheader Saturday.
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