Buffs split diamond doubleheader with Bears

from staff reports

   HICKORY, N.C. -- Jeremy Christian's sacrifice fly, scoring Scott Shealy in the top of the eighth inning, proved to be the tie-breaking stroke of the bat in a 10-7 Milligan College victory over Lenoir Rhyne Tuesday afternoon.
   Christian's sacrifice fly keyed a three-run inning for the Buffs, who broke a 7-7 tie after the Bears tallied a run in the bottom of the seventh in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader.
   Lenoir Rhyne came back to win the second contest, 10-6.
   In game one, Christian tagged a his fourth home run of the season -- a solo shot -- in the third inning and finished with three runs and a pair of RBIs.
   Freshman Dustin Price (Science Hill) picked up three hits and drove in two runs to help Milligan (2-7) collect its second win of the season.
   Shealy went 3-for-4 and tallied two runs for Milligan, which got a pair of hits from Brad Hitch. Josh Ramsey (1-1) hurled the final three innings to register his first collegiate win. Matt Simmons worked the first five innings for the Buffs.
   The second game saw the Bears score seven runs in the first two innings to beat the Buffaloes. The umpire stopped the game after six innings due to darkness.
   Price ripped his second homer of the season for the Buffs while scoring a pair of runs. Shealy had a three-run double.
   The Buffs will travel to play North Georgia four games starting on Friday. Milligan plays its home opener on Sunday, hosting Hilbert College in an afternoon doubleheader.