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Baseball goes 1-1 in opening round of tourney

By CAMERON NIXON
Staff Writer

The Mid-South Conference baseball tournament is played over the course of just a few days, yet each team gets two losses before they’re out for good. In the opening match of the tournament, the Tigers fell to St. Catharine College 1-2 and won in the second round 13-7 to stay alive another day.

Despite being conference rivals, this was the first official game between St. Catharine and Georgetown all year. St. Catharine’s was 36-19 coming into the game and had the seventh seed, whereas the Tigers came in with the second seed. In this game, Jordan Hinshaw had the lone run as the Tigers opened with a 1-0 lead, yet offense was scarce for the game for both teams, and the Tigers didn’t score again. Saint Catharine’s went on to play Lindsey Catherine in the winner’s bracket while the Tigers had a date with University of the Cumberlands.

This game saw the Tigers make a furious comeback in the eighth and ninth innings after being down 6-2 in the seventh, scoring five runs in each for the win over University of the Cumberlands. It was highlighted by a grand slam in the eighth by Martin Lemus that gave the tigers the lead for the game. He was 3-for-5 with a run scored and 5 RBI. Tanner Baldwin, Jordan Hinshaw, Marvin Flores and Justin Moore all also had multiple hits while Ryan Serrato and Hinshaw each had two RBI.
With the game, the Tigers lived to play another day and face Cumberlands University.