Centre drops both ends of doubleheader to Millsaps
After falling 13-4 in the opener, the Centre College baseball team also dropped the second game of a conference doubleheader losing 5-4 to Millsaps College Saturday, March 31 in Danville, Ky.
The Majors scored three in the first and two in the second to jump out to a 5-0 lead in game one. Millsaps added three more in the fifth to make it 8-0.
The Colonels scored three in the bottom of the inning on an rbi double by junior outfielder Danny Freudiger (Cincinnati, Ohio) and a two-run double by senior catcher Cameron Fishman (Northridge, Calif.).
The Majors added three in the sixth and two more in the seventh, while Centre was only able to score a run in the bottom of the seventh on sophomore outfielder Cody Nelson's (Joelton, Tenn.) sacrifice fly for the final 13-4 tally.
Senior pitcher Joe Nash (Elizabethtown, Ky.) took the loss allowing five runs on five hits in 1.1 innings of work.
Freudiger was the only Colonel to finish with multiple hits in the game as he finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an rbi.
Fishman's rbi single in the bottom of the first in game two gave Centre an early 1-0 lead, but two undeared runs in the top of the third gave Millsaps a 2-1 advantage.
Another pair of unearned runs in the fourth and a single tally in the fifth made it 5-1.
The Colonels fought back scoring two in the sixth. Sophomore outfielder Kyle Cook (Maineville, Ohio) drove in a run with a single and sophomore outfielder Sean Cole (Teaneck, N.J.) scored a run with a sacrifice fly.
Centre plated another run in the seventh on a ground out by sophomore third baseman Charlie Holland (Knoxville, Tenn.), but the Colonels were unable to score again and fell 5-4.
Sophomore pitcher Kyle DeLong (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) was tagged with the defeat after allowing five runs - one earned - over 5.1 innings, while Fishman, and juniors Jason Osterman (Monroe, Ohio) and Aaron Ammann (Winnetka, Calif.) had two hits apiece.
The two teams will play the series finale Sunday, April 1 at 12 p.m. at Gary Wright Field in Danville, Ky.