Friday, April 23, 2010

SCAC Baseball Tournament - Rhodes vs. Millsaps

Millsaps College used a big six run fourth inning in helping to break open a 2-1 Majors lead over the Rhodes College Lynx enroute to a 13-5 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament victory.

The Majors, the West's #2 seed, tacked on three runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings in beating the Lynx for the second time in three tries this season.

Millsaps was able to get to Rhodes staring pitcher Hunter Chandler in the fourth inning. Taylor Rountree doubled to right center to bring in two runs. Two batters later Jeremy Aliff's single up the middle brought two more runs and Millsaps took control.

Chandler was tagged for eight runs and 13 hits over six innings in falling to 3-1 on the year.

Millsaps starter Aaron Williams scattered five hits in five innings while giving up just two earned runs and struck out one in earning the victory and improving to 6-1 this season.

The Majors received solid contributions from Will Hawkins (3-for-4, four RBI), Rountree (4-for-5, five RBI and three runs scored) and Jake Mills (3-for-4, three runs, two RBI).

The Lynx were led offensively by Lynden Pindling (4-for-5, two runs, three RBI and a double), Matt Gilbert (2-for-4, one RBI) and Matthew Burnick (2-for-5, one RBI).

Millsaps will play the winner of the DePauw vs. Austin College game on Friday. Rhodes will play Oglethorpe in an elimination game Friday afternoon.

After the game Jeff DeBaldo of the SCAC caught up with both skippers.

To listen to Rhodes head coach Jeff Cleanthes, click here.

To listen to Millsaps head coach Jim Page, click here.

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