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Women's Lacrosse - Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Georgetown College women's lacrosse went 4-1 in the NAIA Independent Conference and collected an onslaught of honors as the season wrapped up this past Friday. The No. 5 Tigers (9-4) picked up five first-team honors and two second-team with two specialty awards.

"When you are in a conference with the top ranked team in the nation and receive as many accolades as we did speaks volumes for what these young ladies have done all season," said GC coach Brandon Davis. "When other coaches see what you see and feel about your players the way we do, it's pretty validating. We challenged ourselves this year and this team has stood up to that test and improved. We are really hitting a stride and are looking forward to postseason."

For the second straight season Merrisa Heraldson, Avery Blackmon and Rachel Kidwell were first-team, joining them were Sam Dearing and Amber Hunley. Dearing was honorable mention in 2016 and it was Hunley first NAIA conference honor.

 
Women's soccer was voted Team of the Year. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's soccer was voted Team of the Year. Photo by Richard Davis
Georgetown - Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Georgetown College athletics has a decade long tradition of pausing in late spring to honor the achievements of the year. The Tigers allow student-athletes to nominate fellow athletes and coaches for the 12 various awards. Some have a male and a female honoree, while others are best candidates. Teams and coaches are honored as well throughout the evening.

This year, the awards banquet was added to the Orange & Black Spring Game – heightening the audience and recognition of the entire department. The night was a success with the help of the Student-Athlete Leadership Committee, helping hand out T-shirts that tout the year-long accomplishments, creating social media content to blast throughout the night and developing a YouTube video to wrap-up the event.

"Spring game brings so much energy and fun that it seemed like a great fit to do this tonight," said GC director of athletics Brian Evans. "The GC Awards have never been open to fans or the larger student body, but tonight everyone got a chance to help us honor the award winners as well as the entire department. Great job to these students who under the direction of associate athletic director Austin Sparks pulled off another fabulous celebration."

 
Avery Blackmon charges down field. Photo by Richard Davis
Avery Blackmon charges down field. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Lacrosse - Fri, Apr. 21, 2017

Georgetown College women's lacrosse is finding its stride at the right time. Sitting at 4-4, the team has roared down the stretch and toasted the seniors Friday with an 18-4 victory. The No. 5 Tigers (9-4) wasted little time, scoring five goals in the first two minutes and 19 seconds. They cruised from there against Keiser University. It was a running clock before halftime and never stopped again.

Avery Blackmon led the charge, scoring six goals – reaching 100 for her career at Georgetown. She added two assists and 10 draw controls – her seventh gave her 200 in her career.

GC sent Brooklyn Fox, Merrisa Heraldson, Sam Dearing, Shelby Campbell and Amber Hunley out in style.

 
Nick Giambalvo and Sam Medina celebrate a two-run home run. Photo by Richard Davis
Nick Giambalvo and Sam Medina celebrate a two-run home run. Photo by Richard Davis
Baseball - Fri, Apr. 21, 2017

Georgetown College baseball hit it out of the park on Senior Day – literally. The Tigers (30-18) scored most of their runs Friday in a doubleheader with Brescia by way of a homerun. John Shattles got the day started and four more went over the fence as GC won 10-0 and 2-0.

Coming into the day the team had 25, tacking on five more is one-sixth of its season total.

"Pretty impressive day from the plate," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "Senior day is an emotional day to start and then in the spring it is so difficult to know if you will get it in with the weather. We are thankful Brescia could come today and play two and we got this chance to do it right for our seven seniors."

 
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Baseball - Wed, Apr. 19, 2017

At the time, it appeared frosting on the cake. Sam Medina sent the first pitch in his second at bat deep over the fence in right field. Despite Georgetown College being on cruise control at this juncture, the run served as the game-winner Wednesday against University of Cincinnati-Clermont, 7-3.

The one-out solo home run put the Tigers (28-17) up by four against UCC (21-13) and pitcher Jordan Magers was dominating. The Cougars had been set down in order the first three innings and continued through four and two-thirds. Then a two-out walk ended the perfect game.

In the fifth, a pair of one-out singles ended the no-no and made it interesting when an error extended the inning. However, an RBI single to right had the visitors a bit greedy as they sent a runner all the way around from first. A perfect cutoff by Larkin Heldt led to an out at the plate. When the dust settled it was 4-3.

 
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