Baseball Walks-Off Against Georgetown, 6-5

Baseball Walks-Off Against Georgetown, 6-5

Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Sacred Heart University baseball team scored five unanswered runs in the final three innings to secure a 6-5 walk-off win over Georgetown to earn the first win of the 2019 season.

The Pioneers had five different players drive in a run in the win, with Stephen Thibault driving in two. Jackson Aldam earned the win, tossing 1.1 innings of shutout ball in relief.

Team Records

Georgetown (1-1)

Sacred Heart (1-1)

NOTES (SHU 6, Georgetown 5):

  • Cooper Thompson got the start and got the no decision after giving up four earned runs on four hits in 4.2 innings of work

  • Baylor Sundahl pitched three shutout innings in relief, giving up no runs, three hits and striking out six

  • Jackson Aldam earned the win, tossing 1.1 innings of shutout ball in relief

  • Five different Pioneers drove in a run for the Pioneers (Brown, Daubon, Emerson, Fagan and Thibault)

  • Stephen Thibault led the way with two RBI's

  • Six different Pioneers recorded a hit in the win, with Jake Frasca and Isiah Daubon being the only Pios with a multi-hit afternoon

  • The Hoyas struck first for a run in the second inning

  • After putting runners on first and second with one out, Yareb Martinez served an RBI single to center to give Georgetown a 1-0 lead

  • The Pioneers responded with a run of their own in the third inning

  • Justin Jordan led off with a single then stole second

  • With two outs in the inning and Jordan on third, Elijah Brown delivered a single to drive in Jordan to tie the contest at 1-1

  • Georgetown took a 3-1 lead after tallying two runs in the fourth

  • With one out and runners on second and third Martinez delivered another RBI single to push the Hoyas' lead to 2-1

  • Ryan Weisenberg delivered on a sac-bunt to push the Hoyas' lead to 3-1

  • Georgetown extended its lead to 5-1 after tacking on two runs in the fifth

  • With the bases loaded and one out, Thompson threw a wild pitch, allowing a Georgetown run to score

  • Thompson responded by striking out the batter, followed by Baylor Sundahl giving up an RBI single in relief

  • The Pioneers responded by plating four in the seventh inning to tie the contest at 5-5

  • With the bases loaded, Joe Emerson delivered an RBI single to cut the deficit to 5-2

  • Two batters later, Trevor Fagan drew a bases loaded walk to cut the deficit to 5-3

  • Stephen Thibault immediately followed with a two-run single to tie the game at 5-5

  • The Pioneers loaded the bases yet again in the ninth with one-out before Isiah Daubon delivered a walk-off groundout to seal the 6-5 win

NEXT TIME OUT

The Pioneers will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 17, when SHU takes on Illinois at 10 a.m.