Buffs split opening double header

from staff reports

   BREVARD, NC -- The Milligan Buffaloes opened the 2004 Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball season with a doubleheader split against rival Brevard on Saturday.
   Milligan won the first game 6-5 and lost the second game 8-2.
   In the first game, freshman Stephen Jarrett, coming from the bullpen earned the victory as the Buffs battled back from a 5-3 deficit. Leading hitters in the first game were sophomore center fielder Will Little, who was 3-4, and junior third baseman Dustin Price, who was 2-4 with two homers and four ribbies.
   In game two, junior Jacob McAllister received the loss. The leading hitter was Price, 1-3 with both ribbies.
   Milligan lost the final game of the three-game series to Brevard Sunday afternoon by the score of 4-1.
   Senior Chad Davis received the loss for Milligan. Leading hitters for the Buffs were freshman Thomas Lister as he was 1-4, junior catcher Nathan Chandler, who was 1-4 with a run scored, and senior shortstop Brad Hitch, 1-3 with a double and a walk.
   Next for the Buffs will be a three game series next weekend at Virginia Intermont. Saturday's nine inning game will start at 2 p.m. at Avoca Field, while Sunday's double header will start at 1 p.m at DeVault Stadium.