DEMOREST, Ga. – The Millsaps Majors pounded out 20 hits as they rolled past No. 6 Birmingham Southern 21-5 at Piedmont on Saturday.
It was the Panthers who struck first, scoring a pair of runs off of Nathan Harrell. The Panthers took advantage of an error and a walk to put up the pair. The Majors responded with their own crooked number, plating three in the bottom half of the inning. Isaac Glenn continued his strong start, singling home Stephen Gates. The Majors then took advantage of a BSC miscue, plating a run off of a Samuel Doucet single.
Harrell settled down and threw three consecutive scoreless innings. Gates added a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 4-2. Keith Shumaker singled home Blake Littlejohn to extend the lead to 5-2 in the fourth.
The Panthers chased Harrell as a part of a three-run fifth to tie the game at five. Harper Grier came in and got out of the inning. The Majors began to pull away in their part of the fifth. RBI walks to Jerrod Myers and Littlejohn led to a two RBI single by Shumaker. When the dust settled, it was 10-5 Millsaps.
The Majors were just getting started. Kevin Wall got a painful run batted in after getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Gates then drove in two more runs with a double to make it 13-5. The Majors then got a seven-run, six-hit seventh. Six different Majors drove in runs in the inning.
The Majors used five pitchers to get the win. Daniel Ross, Elliot Varney and West Hammond all pitched scoreless innings in relief. Nathan Harrell is credited with the win to move to 1-0 on the year.