Sunday, April 25, 2010

SCAC Baseball Tournament - Rhodes vs. Millsaps

Tournament host Rhodes College used a five run fifth inning to break open a tight 1-1 pitcher's duel enroute to an 11-1 seven inning victory over Millsaps College and continued its quest for a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.

Rhodes did its damage thanks to Chris Conkell three run double down the left field line. Conkell's double was part of a four hit, five run inning that effectively did in the Millsaps Majors in an elimination game from USA Stadium.

Conkell finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs scored and his three run double. Other Lynx that contributed to the offensive outburst were Travis Perkins (3-for-4, one RBI), Brooks Royer (1-for-3, three RBI, one run) and Brandon Valentine (1-for-3, two runs).

Rhodes was paced by freshman starting pitcher Jackson Baker. Baker pitched a complete game in the win. He allowed just one earned run, scattered three hits and struck out four to earn the win and improve to 4-2 in 2010. With the win, the Lynx (26-15) earned the right to play DePauw (23-16) in the night cap of day three of the SCAC tournament.

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

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

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

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