Gardner-Webb Falls to Georgetown, 4-2, in Series Finale Sunday Afternoon

Corey Howard (Tim Cowie Photo)
Corey Howard (Tim Cowie Photo)

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Georgetown scored four unanswered runs as the Runnin' Bulldogs fell by a 4-2 score to the Hoyas on Sunday afternoon.

Gardner-Webb would fall to 9-12 on the season, but earned the series win after taking the first two contests.  Georgetown improved to 12-8 on the year. 

The Runnin' Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early with an RBI single by Mason Fox in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

GWU would add an additional run in the bottom of the third after a RBI single by Luke Kasesmeyer would score Corey Howard, who led of the frame with a double to center field.

The Hoyas would score their first run of the afternoon in the top of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Beau Hall.

Georgetown would tie the game in the top of the fifth on a RBI fielder's choice by Zach Racusin, scoring Jake Bernstein who led off the inning with a base hit, and would claim the lead in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Bernstein with two outs.

The Hoyas would increase their lead to 4-2 in the top of the eighth inning on a RBI single by Hall. 

Kevin Superko earned the win for Georgetown in 7.0 innings of work, allowing two runs with two strikeouts.  Jimmy Swad tossed the ninth to earn the save.

Cooper Devine was saddled with the loss for Gardner-Webb, tossing 3.0 innings in relief with one earned run.   Starter Isaac Campbell lasted 4.0 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits with two strikeouts.  Wil Sellers pitched the final 2.0 innings, allowing one run with two strikeouts. 

The Runnin' Bulldogs collected seven base hits on the day, led by Danny Sullivan (2-for-3), Kaesmeyer (2-for-4, 2B, RBI, run), and Howard (2-for-5, run).

Georgetown tallied 13 base knocks, led by Bernstein (3-for-4, RBI, run) and Racusin (3-for-5, RBI).

Gardner-Webb will head to Cullowhee, N.C. for its next contest, taking on Western Carolina on Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm.