A 12th inning Christian Venditti walk-off RBI single handed
Georgetown a series sweep and the Princeton baseball team a 3-2 loss Sunday
afternoon in Bethesda, Md.
The Tigers held a 10-8 hit differential and only committed
one error to the Hoyas' pair, but it was not enough to over come their host in
the series finale.
Nate Baird, Mike Ford and Steve Harrington each had two hits
apiece, with Harrington and Peter Owens accounting for both runs off RBI
Along with his production at the plate, starting pitcher
Ford threw nine innings and struck out three, while giving up six hits and two
runs. He ended with the no decision, as reliever Danny Thomson went 2.0 frames
and gave up the game-winning run in the 12th.
Harrington propped Princeton to a 1-0 advantage off an RBI single
to left field in the first, but the Tigers were unable to create a multi-run
cushion before Georgetown knotted things up the next inning.
Princeton saw its next best chance to add to its lead in the
third, stranding runners in a bases loaded situation.
Ford went three scoreless innings before Princeton
reestablished a one-run lead. With runners on the corners, Owens hit an infield
RBI single to put the Tigers up 2-1 in the seventh. It was their second
three-hit inning, but Princeton was unable to extend the scoring and left two
runners on base.
The Hoyas' managed to tie things up again in the eighth.
Princeton stranded a pair of runners in the top of the
ninth, but Ford retired the side in the bottom half of the frame to force extra
The Tigers suffered their second 12-inning loss of the year
off Venditti's walk-off RBI single down the left field line.
Princeton (1-10) plays North Carolina on Tuesday, Mar. 19,
before taking on Elon and UNC-Greensboro the following day in a twinbill.