GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- No. 18 Georgetown (Ky.) broke open a once tied ball game in the seventh inning, defeating Union College, 9-4, in an NAIA Baseball matchup on Wednesday at Robert N. Nelson Field.
With the loss, UC fell to 23-18 on the year, while Georgetown improved to 34-8 overall with the victory.
In the contest, Georgetown jumped out to an early lead, and held it after five, leading 2-0 over the Bulldogs. In the top of the sixth, UC tied the game up with one swing of the bat, as Joe Engle (Sidney, Ohio) hit his fifth home run of the year. The two-run homer tied the game up at two-all after five and a half.
The game, however, would not remained tied for long, as Georgetown scored a run in the bottom half of the inning to go back up 3-2 after six. The Tigers then put the Bulldogs away in the seventh, scoring six runs to go up 9-2 after seven full.
In the ninth, UC scored twice, but it was too little, too late, as the Tigers held off the late Bulldog comeback attempt to record the five-run home win.
Overall, Engle went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Tim DeVito (Glendale, Ariz.) 2-for-5 with an RBI. On the pitcher's mound, reliever Donnie Popham (Louisville, Ky.) (5-3) was the loser, while Georgetown reliever Chase Ballinger (6-1) earned the win.
Union returns to action on Saturday when they host Virginia Intermont in an AAC doubleheader at Jerry Carey Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.