By ERIC BALMER
The No. 20 ranked Georgetown College baseball team is back on the field, as of Feb. 1. They started out the season against Daytona Beach–based Embry-Riddle in a three– game series. GC had some trouble in the first few games of the season, losing their first two games. After the rough start, the Tigers were, however, able to go on a three game winning streak.
GC responded to two losses to Embry-Riddle, with a close 7-6 win. Georgetown was off to an early lead, but were down by one run in the last inning. The next game for the Tigers was against Webber International University. WIU didn’t have much of a chance, and were behind seven runs before they could even score. There was solid hitting in the WIU game from Georgetown players Tanner Baldwin, who went 2-for-3 with for RBIs, and Marvin Flores went 2-for-3, as well as a run scored.
Georgetown’s baseball coach Micah Baumfeld knew that his team couldn’t give up against Embry-Riddle, and was happy that his team fought and won that game. The momentum from the win helped the Tigers take care of WIU. “We need to learn that against a team like Embry, a game isn’t over,” the GC coach said. “We exploded out of the gate, but sort of cooled off and let them back in the game. I was pleased to see we had enough grit in us to fight back and take that win. It spilled over into the Webber game, and we just never looked back.”
This past Friday the Tigers handed No. 24 Madonna University an 8-3 loss. GC scored four unanswered runs in the third inning. Their opponents fought back, though, to only a 4-3 deficit. An All-American player, Tyler Arthur pitched seven full innings, only giving up two earned runs. Other Tigers that contributed positively to GC’s success were Martin Lemus (3-for-4, homerun, and 3 RBIs), David Higuera (2-for-3, two runs scored, and a single RBI) and EJ Murray (2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs). Thirteen hits were recorded by Georgetown.
The Tigers play next Friday at 6 p.m. against No. 3 Lee University in the Tennessee Valley Invitational.