Georgetown Baseball Falls to Cincinnati in 10 Innings, 3-2
April 3, 2011
BETHESDA, Md. - BETHESDA, Md. - The Georgetown University baseball team (17-12, 1-5 BIG EAST) fell to Cincinnati (13-12, 3-3 BIG EAST) in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at Shirley Povich Field, as the Bearcats scored in the top of the seventh inning to tie the score and then in the top of the tenth. Georgetown put the tying run on base in the bottom of the tenth, but could not bring him around in a 3-2 loss.
Chris Peters singled in the top of the 10th inning to score Ronald Cotton from 90-feet away for the go ahead run. Nick Spence had led off the inning with a double to right field and was lifted for pinch-runner Cotton. Cotton advanced to third base on a wild pitch, before scoring the go ahead run on Peters' single.
Neal Dennison took the loss, allowing one run on three hits over in 2.0 innings. Starter Will Harris tossed 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, but did not figure in the decision. Mike Garza went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and Dan Capeless went 2-for-2, walking once and scoring a run for the Hoyas.
Cincinnati took an early lead as Justin Glass doubled to drive in Jake Proctor in the top of the first inning, putting the Bearcats in front, 1-0.
Garza tied the score with one swing in the bottom of the third inning with a solo shot over the left field fence, tying the score at one run. An inning later, Andy Lentz double to right field to score Capeless to put the Hoyas in front, 2-1.
TJ Jones tied the score for the the Bearcats in the top of the seventh inning with a long fly out to right field that enabled Matt Williams to score from third base.
In the top of the 10th inning Cincinnati would plate the game-winning run on Peters' single through the left side of the infield.
Georgetown brought the game-winning run to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning, after Erick Fernandez was hit by a pitch, but Brian Sand induced a ground ball that led to a game-ending double play, sealing the 3-2 win for Cincinnati and the series sweep.
Georgetown returns to action on Tuesday, April 5 when they host UMBC at Shirley Povich Field at 3 p.m. Live stats will be available for the game on GUHoyas.com.