Saturday, April 24, 2010

2010 SCAC Softball Tournament - Millsaps vs. Trinity

The Millsaps Majors, the top seed in the West Division, shut out the No. 3 Trinity Tigers 6-0 Friday at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Championship Tournament at Warrior Field.

The Tigers managed only one hit in the game with Millsaps - a single to center field by Ana Garcia in the fifth inning. Trinity did draw two walks in the game. Millsaps hit two home runs in the game, two-run shots in the third and fifth innings in thanks to Emily Spicer and Jennifer McKinley.

McKinley, a senior, has now tied the SCAC career record for home runs with 28 along with Rhodes' senior Rebekah Moore. This season McKinley has blasted 13 home runs good enough to tie for the best in the nation.

Sarah Rabaey was Trinity’s starting pitcher and took the loss. Rabaey (3-6) allowed five earned runs, seven hits, and no walks, in 4 1/3 innings of work. Helen Thompson pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, and did not yield a run, hit or walk.

Senior Kasey Thibodeaux picked up the win for Millsaps in brilliant fashion with a complete game one hit shutout. Thibodeaux also struck out five Tigers in route the victory.

Trinity falls to losers bracket of the 2010 SCAC Softball Championships and will face Rhodes tomorrow at 1 PM CST from Conway High School.

Millsaps advances to the winners bracket semi-final match-up against DePauw. First pitch is scheduled for 3 PM CST at Warrior Field on the campus of Hendrix College.

After the game Russell Kramer of the SCAC had a chance to catch up with both head coaches along with freshman outfielder Emily Spicer of Millsaps.

To listen to Trinity head coach Nicole Smith, click here.

To listen to Millsaps head coach Roland Rodriguez, click here.

To listen to freshman outfielder Emily Spicer of Millsaps, click here.

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