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Georgetown baseball sweeps UVA-Wise

By CAMERON NIXON
Staff Writer

Baseball_(crop)Since March 19th, the Tigers baseball team has been on a tear through the Mid-Western conference and brought their overall record to 21-12. They won seven of eight games in two weeks.

After the break, the Tigers won two away games on March 19th against Indiana Wesleyan 5-4 and 9-4 and moved their overall record up to 16-11. They had three more games, one played on March 22nd, the next two played on March 23rd, against University of the Cumberlands at home. The Tigers won the first two games 8-5 and 6-2 and lost the final game 0-3. This had them sitting at an 18-12 record; they would not lose any more games for the next week.

The Tigers were supposed to play Indiana University Southeast on March 27, but the game was postponed, so they moved on to their series with University of Virginia at Wise on the 29th and 30th. They swept them in this series, winning 4-1, 14-7, and 14-2. For that last week, Georgetown players picked up Mid-South Conference individual player awards, with Matt Smith taking his second Pitcher of the Week award and Martin Lemus being honored with Player of the Week for the first time. Smith threw a 10-inning, one-run gem to start off the series against UVA-Wise. UVA-Wise has been averaging four runs a game against league opponents before this series. He is in the top 20 of every statistical category for pitchers in the league. Lemus is fifth in the conference for slugging percentage (.505) and third in home runs (4).