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2009 Baseball
Record: 30-21 Home: 17-5 Away: 12-16 Neutral: 1-0 MSC: 14-8
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Michael Koltak and Andrew Paz talk pitches during the seventh. Photo by David Gerhart
Michael Koltak and Andrew Paz talk pitches during the seventh. Photo by David Gerhart
Baseball - Sat, May 6, 2017

The flood gates opened in the wrong direction and Georgetown College baseball got caught swimming upstream in an elimination game Saturday. University of Pikeville trailed by one with two outs in the seventh of the Mid-South Conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky. With both teams' postseason futures on the line, the Bears claws came out. However, GC with its back to the wall swatted with all its might, coming up one run short of a rally for extra innings, 13-12.

Pikeville (27-23) started the top of the seventh with a leadoff walk. A wild pitch advanced him to second, but two outs seemed to make it another routine inning in a 2-1 game. A two-out double tied it, and it was all downhill from there. UPike scored 12 runs off 10 hits (all with two outs), knocked four pitchers from the game – three that did not record an out – and in a crazy twist needed every one of those runs.

Georgetown (32-19) sent 13 batters to the plate, scored 10 runs in the bottom of the ninth and were a swing away from erasing that devastating seventh inning. Ryan Viramontes highlighted the inning with a three-run home run for a 13-12 game, but the Bears pitching finally came through and closed the door with a strikeout.

 
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Baseball - Sat, May 6, 2017

A pair of runs in the bottom of the second, third and fourth innings put University of the Cumberlands in the driver's seat against Georgetown College baseball Saturday in the Mid-South Conference tournament championship bracket. The Patriots (40-15) cruised 7-1 over the Tigers (32-18), which now must rally out of the elimination bracket for a shot at the title on Sunday in Bowling Green, Ky.

GC stranded 10 runners over the course of the nine inning game and managed just one run in the top of the sixth. Rodnee Little reached on an error and scored of Nick Giambalvo's sacrifice fly.

UC pounded out 11 hits, but was also aided with four errors – three coming in the third inning. Georgetown starter Michael Conrad scattered 11 hits, got out of some jams, but allowed five of the runs. Steven Whisler did two innings of relief work with no hits and no runs with three strikeouts.

 
Georgetown celebrates advancing to next weekend's MSC tournament final round. Photo by Richard Davis
Georgetown celebrates advancing to next weekend's MSC tournament final round. Photo by Richard Davis
Baseball - Sat, Apr. 29, 2017

It was a wild and wacky affair at times, a two-run home run that resulted in one run, a couple of interference calls that curtailed opportunities, bases loaded squandered, but in the end Georgetown College baseball showed poise and composure in game two of the best of three series. The Tigers (32-17) rallied in the fourth inning, beating Cumberland University (26-29) 3-1. The victory was a sweep of the series and punched GC's ticket to next weekend's completion of the Mid-South Conference Tournament.

Trailing 1-0, Sam Medina led the bottom of the fourth with his only hit of the series – a double. Nick Giambalvo simply wanted to advance him to third with a sacrifice bunt. However, CU's Hector Morales dropped the ball allowing Giambalvo to reach safely. Then Medina used his speed to try and capitalize on the confusion and Morales threw the ball wide. The two errors resulted in a tie game and Giambalvo safely at second. Two outs later and Giambalvo just 90 feet from home plate, Andrew Paz stepped up to bat. The catcher provided the winning hit again. His single scored Giambalvo.

The Tigers added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.

 
Andrew Paz is mobbed in the dugout after his two RBI double. Photo by Richard Davis
Andrew Paz is mobbed in the dugout after his two RBI double. Photo by Richard Davis
Baseball - Fri, Apr. 28, 2017

Georgetown College baseball stayed the course and took care of business. In a best of three series, the Tigers (31-17) took game one over Cumberland University (26-28) when the flood gates opened in the sixth. Nick Giambalvo led off with a double and three more hits scored four runs. Michael Conrad finished off a gem of a game and handed it to Michael Koltak to slam the door.

Conrad earned his eighth win and Koltak is sixth save in a 4-1 win at Robert N. Wilson Field. The two teams play 1 pm Saturday with the if-necessary slated for 4 pm.

Andrew Paz's two-RBI double proved to be the game winning hit when the Phoenix were able to manufacture a run in the ninth as a last gasp.

 
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Baseball - Fri, Apr. 28, 2017

Georgetown College baseball hosts a best-of-three series against Cumberland University as the opening round of the Mid-South Conference tournament. First pitch is set for 5 pm today at Robert N. Wilson Field. However, Thursday the league announced the all-conference, gold glove and academic honorees.

The Tigers were solid in the classroom with a league second best 12 student-athletes recognized. Breion Barron, Brandon Calia, Robert Franzen, Ryan Garner, Chris Gilbody, Larkin Heldt, Taylor Morris, Jake Purkins, Blake Schumann, Graham Smith, Steven Whisler and Sean Williams all were sophomores or higher with at least a 3.25 grade point average.

 
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