Campbellsville survives defensive woes to sweep Georgetown, 4-2, 3-2
By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville University Athletics
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University battled its way to two more wins, 4-2 and 3-2, Saturday to complete a weekend sweep of Georgetown College at Tiger Baseball Field. The sweep gives Campbellsville a six-game win streak and a 4.5-game lead in the Mid-South Conference West Division.
“It was a hard four wins. We played hard but made it harder than it should have been,”? CU head coach Beauford Sanders said. “Defensively, we were shaky at times and offensively, we weren’t good and solid, but we found ways to get the hit and score. The pitching was the most consistent thing.”
In game one Saturday, Campbellsville overcame four defensive errors with a sixth-inning, two-run homer by Anthony Jakosa to break a 2-2 tie and push CU past Georgetown.
Georgetown took an early lead in the first, scoring Randy Guite on a wild pitch by Michael McBride. Campbellsville evened the score in the bottom of the first to push Danny Lapchak across on an error. CU stretched took its first lead of the day in the second after Jakosa led off the inning with a double. Rylan Chin later scored Jakosa’s courtesy runner, Trent Seamons, with a sac fly.
The visiting Tigers tied the game in the fifth when Tanner Baldwin scored on an error at first.
McBride (5-1, 4-0) tossed the complete game win, allowing two runs, none earned, on four hits. He struck out seven.
In the second game, Aaron Schwoebel drove in all three Campbellsville runs. The true freshman delivered a two-RBI double in the second to score Gabriel Arcoleo and Michael Durham, who each reached on walks to start the inning. He later added an insurance run in the sixth, scoring Seamons with a sac fly to left. Georgetown cut into the lead, 2-1, in the third inning with an RBI single by Guite to score Chris Wood, but did not threaten the home team’s lead until late.
Jacob Cook (3-1, 3-0) went four innings for the win, exiting in the top of the fifth with a 2-1 lead and runner on. Andrew Shoemaker pitched out of the inning and silenced the Georgetown bats through the sixth. With one out in the seventh, Shoemaker gave up a pair of hits and was relieved by Michael Caleb. The shortstop/pitcher collected the save with a pop out and line out, but did score one of Shoemaker’s runners on a wild pitch.
Craig Edwards led CU in the doubleheader with three hits. Durham and Jakosa each had two hits.
Campbellsville (21 -11, 15-3) will travel to Trevecca Nazarene University on Monday, weather permitting, to take on the TNU Trojans at 3 p.m. Campbellsville returns home Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game against No. 17 Cumberland University. The game will be televised on WLCU Comcast Channel 10 in Campbellsville and streamed live online at CampbellsvilleTigers.com