APPLETON, WI (Millsaps Athletics) - The Southern Maine Huskies scored an unearned run in the tenth and it held up as the Majors fell in extra innings 2-1 in the opening round of the 2013 College World Series.
In a game that featured two of the top offenses in all of Division-III, it was the pitching of both sides that told the story.
Will Edwards went nine plus innings, allowing just one earned run. He was magnificent in scattering five hits and striking out seven while walking just one. Southern Maine's duo of Shyler Scates and Andrew Richards were up to the challenge. Each throwing five innings and combined to scatter nine hits and struck out seven Majors in total.
The Majors scored their lone tally in the third inning, getting a double from Stephen Gates and a Keith Shumaker single followed to make it 1-0 Millsaps. A pair of singles with a wild pitch sandwiched in between allowed Southern Maine to tie the game at one a piece in their half of the sixth inning.
The Majors' offense was led by Kevin Wall's three base hits as he continued his hot hitting from the regional. Gates and Shumaker each had a pair of hits and collaborated on the Majors' run. Southern Maine got production out of the middle of their lineup as Nick Grady and Forrest Chadiwck each had a run batted in. D-III baseball player of the year Tucker White was held hitless at 0-4.
The loss sends the Majors to 38-13 and will play in an elimination game tomorrow morning. They will face the loser of Ithaca (NY) and Linfield (OR). First pitch is set for 10 A.M. once again on Saturday morning.
(COURTESY: Millsaps Athletics)
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