Trinity Eliminated From SCAC Tournament in Loss to Millsaps
Millington, Tennessee - The Tiger baseball team was eliminated from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 13-3 loss to Millsaps College on Saturday night.
Trinity falls to 34-10 with the loss, marking just the third time all season that the Tigers have lost back-to-back games. Millsaps advances to the SCAC Championship against Birmingham-Southern tomorrow. Earlier in the day, BSC defeated Trinity 5-3, while Millsaps eliminated Rhodes.
After a scoreless first, Millsaps got on the board in a big way in the second inning, scoring six runs to take command early in the game. The Majors scored five unearned runs, taking advantage of two Trinity errors in the inning.
Millsaps added six more runs in a five-hit fifth inning, then answered a Trinity run in the sixth with another score in the bottom of the inning to keep the lead at 12 runs.
The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the seventh, but couldn't manage to extend the game, which ended after the top of the seventh due to a 10-run rule.
Dominick Robusto reached base three times for Trinity, and was the only Tiger player with more than one hit. Trinity had nine hits, but couldn't string enough together to score any runs until the end.
Nick Pappas crushed his first home run of the tournament - his sixth of the season - in the seventh, driving in a pair of runs.
Nick Griffith was saddled with the loss, giving up just one earned run - six runs overall - on five hits in the first two-plus innings.
Trinity will await a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Playoffs, and the winner of the SCAC will earn an automatic invitation to the postseason.