By CAMERON NIXON
Since last week, the Tigers baseball team has gone 4-1 and pulled off another sweep of a divisional rival. Playing at home against Shawnee State University, one game close, one not so close, and the last a shutout, the Tigers showed Shawnee State exactly what they can do.
The Tigers actually started off playing Tennessee Wesleyan in two games on April 3, 2013. A team that Georgetown had already beat in March 9-4 and 5-4, the Tigers ended up winning the first game and losing the second, 5-4 and 2-3 respectively. Tennessee Wesleyan are the defending national champions and are ranked No. 9 in the NAIA.
The sweep started on March 5 in a game in which the Tigers had to rally twice. Down 1-0 the majority of the game, the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Shawnee state was able to come back and score two runs of their own in the top of the eighth and tied the game. The Tigers won in the bottom off of a pass ball for Justin Moore.
In the second game, Georgetown got a quick lead in the second inning and then pushed it to 4-2 in the fifth after the Bears scored twice in the inning. They scored five more in the seventh and eighth innings. Tanner Baldwin played great defense and offense in the final game. He hit a double for the insurance run, and made three great plays to secure the shutout. Shaun Meyer was the starting pitcher and pitched all seven innings, only allowing four hits.
The Tigers conference record is now 12-6 while they sit at 22-13 overall. The next game is at Bluefield College on April 12 while they return home on April 16 to play Bluefield.