Sewanee splits with No. 10 Millsaps

Sewanee splits with No. 10 Millsaps

SEWANEE, Tenn. (April 12, 2015) – The Sewanee baseball team split a pair of games with No. 10 Millsaps, Sunday, at historic Montgomery Field.

The Tigers dropped a close first game 6-5 before rallying in the second contest for an 8-6 victory.

In the opener, Sewanee held an early 2-0 lead after Michael Walker scored on a pass ball and Tony Dykes ripped an RBI single that scored Jackson Cooper.

Millsaps would answer back in the sixth, seventh, and eight innings. The big damage for the Majors came in the top of the seventh. Millsaps scored four runs on three hits and took advantage of two Sewanee errors to take the lead.

Sewanee did fight back in the bottom of the eight and ninth innings when Nathan Warren and Cooper drove in runs. In fact, Cooper drove a two-out pitch over the wall for a two-run homerun to pull Sewanee to within one. However, Millsaps was able to get the next Sewanee hitter to pop out to first which ended the game.

Daniel Ross earned the win for Millsaps after going 6.0 innings while giving up two runs and striking out seven. Chris Guerin earned the save despite allowing Cooper's homerun.

In the second game, Sewanee found itself down 4-1 run heading into the bottom of the sixth. After Dykes singled in Ben Clune, the Tiger bats kept rolling.

Walks by Derek Hullings, Ryan Poole, Warren, and Clune all scored runs with the bases loaded. Walker and Cooper then singled two more runs in before the Majors finally got out of the inning. Overall, Sewanee scored seven runs on three hits while leaving just one runner stranded.

Millsaps would add two late runs before Marshall Ussery earned the save by striking out Isaac Glenn to end the contest.

Overall, Cooper led Sewanee the plate with a 3-for-4 performance and an RBI.  He also finished the first game by going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Sewanee returns to action with a midweek game at Hiwassee, Wednesday.

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