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Colonels drop regular season finale against Millsaps

Colonels drop regular season finale against Millsaps

CONWAY, Ark. - The Centre baseball team faced the Millsaps Majors in the rubber match of their three-game series, hosted by Hendrix College. After splitting Saturday's doubleheader, the Colonels fell to the Majors on Sunday by a score of 21-10.

Like they did in both games Saturday, Millsaps jumped out to the early lead, scoring seven runs in the third inning. The Colonels, like they did all series long, chipped away at first, scoring five runs over the next four innings to make it a manageable 8-5 score, capped off by three consecutive unearned runs in the sixth.

Unlike the last matchup, Millsaps responded in a big way, scoring 13 runs in the last three innings to wipe out any chances of a Centre comeback.

Casey Klein (Louisville, Ky.) and Wesley Jorette (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) each had strong performances at the plate, going a combined 6-for-8 with three runs batted in.

Centre ends its regular season with a 15-20 overall record and a 6-12 mark in conference play. The Colonels will be the sixth seed in the upcoming Southern Athletic Association Tournament, which will have them travel to Rhodes for opening pod action. Centre will face third-seeded Oglethorpe on Thursday.