Georgetown College baseball advances to NAIA World Series

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For the first time since 1988, the Georgetown college baseball team is headed to the NAIA World Series.

"It's been one of our goals all year," said Shaun Meyer. "When we brought a good group of guys together I think we knew it was a realizable goal."

"It's probably been one of my life long goals just to make it to some type of World Series, any age group," said Justin Moore. "Just an amazing feeling."

When Georgetown last made the trip to the World Series, not a single player on the current roster had even been born. Head coach Micah Baumfeld was just seven years old.

"It's just great representing Georgetown College and having that pride to go out there and take our name out west," said coach Micah Baumfeld. "It's getting that brand out there Georgetown college and now we get to go out there again."

A trip to the World Series looked to be in doubt after Georgetown found itself in the consolation bracket in the opening round of the postseason, but the Tigers roared back to win three games in one day to secure a spot in Idaho.

"That first game we lost, and then we had the weather," said Martin Lemus. "Things we couldn't control, by far the hardest thing that could possibly happen to us, but it brought us together as a team and it made us fight."

But just being one of ten NAIA teams still playing baseball isn't good enough for the hungry Tigers.

"We want to be apart of making history here at Georgetown, and now that we're making it, we're not done yet," said Lemus. "We have one more goal and that's to win a World Series."

"This is a special group and things are starting to work in our favor," said Baumfeld. "With baseball sometimes it's best to be lucky than good, and I think we've got that luck going for us."

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