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Crusaders split at Milligan

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (April 4, 2006)---The Milligan College baseball team split an out of conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon 0-1 and 4-3 against the North Greenville University Crusaders at Anglin Field. With the split the Buffaloes move to 13-21 overall this season.

Game 1

NGU 1, Milligan 0 F/10 inn.

Milliganís offense was unable to get anything going in the first game managing only six hits in ten innings of play. The Buffaloes stranded an outstanding start from freshman pitcher Adam Chapman (Jefferson City, Tenn.) who threw seven innings of shutout baseball. Chapman allowed only two hits while striking out five (including the side in the first inning) and walking four batters.

The Crusaders put the only run of the game on the board in the top of the tenth when Eric Loy scored on wild pitch from Milligan reliever Andrew Klahn (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) who was trying to intentionally walk Carlos Cardenas.

Milligan was led offensively by junior Kory Kinnear (Greensboro, N.C.) and senior David Rusaw (Longmount, Col.) who both went 2-for-3 on the day. Garrett Reed (Gray, Tenn.) and Tyler Turner (Cookeville, Tenn.) both added singles.

Game 2

Milligan 4, NGU 3

Milliganís offense finally showed signs of life in game two and junior pitcher Stephen Jarrett (Gray, Tenn.) kept the Crusaders offense off balance all day to earn the 4-3 victory.

Jarrett threw a complete game while allowing only three runs, only two earned, on seven hits while striking out one and walking none.

The Buffaloes offense was led by Rusaw who was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Reed went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Cody Whitlock (Elizabethton, Tenn.) added a single and an RBI and Will Little (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Cody Cannon (Elizabethton, Tenn.) both added singles.

North Greenville remains in Tennessee Wednesday for a doubleheader at Tusculum College beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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