April 17, 2009

Trinity Falls to Millsaps in SCAC Series Opener

San Antonio - The Millsaps College Majors, ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division III, beat the Tigers 14-4 Friday in a seven-inning, run-rule SCAC game at Twenty Field.

Trinity (20-18, 10-8 SCAC) can finish no higher than second place in the SCAC West Division. Millsaps improved to 31-5 and 14-4 SCAC. The   two teams conclude their series with a doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Trinity and Millsaps split a two-game series last month in San Antonio.

The Tigers started Friday’s game strong by scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Sophomore designated hitter Kyle Felix swatted a two-RBI double to right-center field. Millsaps got on the board with a run in the bottom half of the inning  .

Trinity took a 3-1 lead in the top of the second, as sophomore third baseman Kevin Jackson hit a SAC fly to left field. Millsaps answered with two runs in the bottom of the second, tying the score at 3-3.

Then, the Majors exploded for five runs in the fourth inning, and took the lead for good. Millsaps scored three runs each in the fifth and sixth innings. The Tigers’ only other run came in the fifth inning, an RBI double by senior left fielder Jordan Pennington.

Tiger senior left-hander Evan Bronson was the starting pitcher, and took the loss. Bronson (5-4), the first of four pitchers, allowed 10 runs, 10 hits, two walks and struck out four batters in four innings.

Felix batted 2-4 with two RBIs and two doubles, bringing his total to 13 for the season. Senior shortstop Stosh Hoover went 2-3 and scored two runs. Pennington was 1-3 with one run and one walk.

The Tigers scored  four runs, on seven hits, while committing three errors. The Majors had 14 runs, 15 hits and made no errors.


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