Buffs sweep past VI

from staff reports


   The Milligan baseball team opened its Appalachian Athletic Conference schedule with two victories over Virginia Intermont on Monday afternoon, take the first game 3-2 in 10 innings, then winning 9-3.
   Dustin Price hit a two-out double to right center to score Scott Shealy from second base to propel Milligan (5-1) to the extra-inning victory in game 1.
   Price finished the game going 3 for 5 with a run scored. Freshman David Rusaw and Ben Whittemore had two hits apiece for the Buffs.
   VI tied the game in the top of seventh when Randy Hutchens knocked in Tres Pigg with a solid single to leftfield. Pigg opened the inning with a single up the middle off starting pitcher Dustin Barrett.
   Barrett worked into the seventh, inning scattering nine hits. He allowed two runs while striking out four batters.
   Matt Simmons worked 3.2 innings and allowed three hits in picking up the win for the Buffs. He is 2-0 on the season.
   Game 2
   Milligan scored six times in the second inning to break up a 1-1 tie. The inning was capped off by a three-run double by Whittemore, who finished the second game with two hits and four RBIs.
   Jesse Dannemiller went 3 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored.
   Tres Pigg led the Cobras with two-run double in the third inning to pull the score to 7-3. That was the closest the Cobras could get.
   Chad Davis (1-0) pitched the final four innings to pick up the win for the Buffs. He didn't allow a hit, walked two and struck out four in four innings.
   Brad Zachritz pitched the first three innings allowing three runs on five hits.
   Milligan will travel to USC-Aiken to play today and Wednesday. Aiken was ranked No. 6 in the country in Division II in its preseason poll.