|Game 9 F/7
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Millsaps jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after two innings and that was all the Majors needed in eliminating defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Trinity, 13-3, in game nine of the SCAC tournament. Box Score | Official Site
With the win the Majors advance to the SCAC championship game for the first time since the 2008 season and will look for the school's first SCAC title since 2006 when they were co-champions with Trinity.
Millsaps (28-15) added six runs in the bottom of the fifth to go up 12-0 before finally beating Trinity 13-3 in seven innings. Millsaps starter Ryan Zemke earned the win after throwing six innings while allowing just one unearned run and scattered seven hits. It marked Zemke's first win of the season.
Trinity starter Nicholas Griffith suffered the loss as he lasted just two innings. He gave up six runs, only one of which was earned, and yielded five hits and struck out one.
Millsaps was paced at the plate by Stephen Gates who finished 2 for 3 with three RBI. Gates was one of five Majors who tallied a multi-hit game on the evening.
Trinity (34-10) was led by Dominick Robusto who was the only Tiger to tally a multi-hit performance. The designated hitter went 2 for 3 with a walk. Nick Pappas was 1 for 3 with two runs driven in.
Millsaps advances to the SCAC championship game where the Majors will meet the East Division's top see, Birmingham-Southern. The Majors must beat Birmingham-Southern twice while the Panthers need just one win for the SCAC title and the league's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.