MAGICAL RUN ENDS VS ITHACA
APPLETON- The most successful season in Millsaps Majors baseball history came to an end on Saturday with a 5-2 loss to the Ithaca Bombers at the 2013 College World Series.
The loss eliminates the Majors from the College World Series as the Majors close out the 2013 campaign with a 38-14 record.
The Bombers mounted a steady attack on Saturday against the Majors, scoring one run in five separate innings. The Bombers grabbed an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run off starter Keith Shumaker. The sophomore and South Region Player of the Year was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs over six innings of work.
Ithaca would make it 3-0 with single tallies in the third and fourth. An rbi double scored the third inning run and a groundout pushed across the run in the fourth. The Majors would answer with a run in the fourth. After loading the bases, Jerrod Myers brought in Isaac Glenn on a safety squeeze bunt.
The Bombers would hold the Majors at bay until the ninth when Glenn singled home Shumaker who had doubled earlier in the frame. The Majors in total had 10 hits on the day led by two-hit games from Myers, Shumakers and Glenn. Credit the Ithaca pitching staff for working around those hits as the Majors stranded 13 runners on the game.
The loss closes the most successful season in Majors' baseball history. The core of the team returns next season and the future for coach Jim Page and the Millsaps Majors is a bright one.