Buffs lose at Brevard

from staff reports

   BREVARD, N.C. -- The Milligan Buffaloes lost the final game of their three-game series to Brevard (N.C.) Sunday afternoon by the score of 4-1.
   Brevard jumped ahead in the bottom of the second inning behind a solo home run from junior first baseman Ray Gill.
   Milligan would tie the score at one in the top half of the fifth inning. Junior catcher Nathan Chandler led off the inning with a single followed by a Brad Hitch double.
   With two outs, junior left fielder Jacob McAllister walked to load the bases. Junior third baseman Dustin Price was walked to score Chandler.
   In the bottom of the fifth, senior short stop Chad Nance reached base behind an error from Milligan pitcher Chad Davis. Nance ended up on second base after the over throw. On a wild pitch, Nance advanced to third base.
   Preston Roberts and Gill walked loaded the bases. Junior Dusty Stepp's sacrifice fly ball to center field scores Nance.
   Brevard would add another run in the seventh inning as Scott Lefler led off the inning with a base hit followed by a Roberts walk. Milligan made a pitching change going to freshman Stephen Jarrett with two runners on and no outs.
   Gill bunts for a hit to load the bases followed by a sacrifice fly from Stepp to score Lefler from third.
   For Milligan, senior Chad Davis receives the loss, pitching 4 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and three runs.
   Senior Joey Cress picks up the win for Brevard as he pitched 8 2/3 innings allowing only one run with ten strikeouts, while senior Tom Underhill picks up a save pitching 1/3 of an inning with one strikeout.
   Leading hitters for Milligan were freshman Thomas Lister as he was 1-for-4, Chandler 1-for-4 with a run scored and senior short stop Brad Hitch as he was 1-for-3 with a double and walk.
   Next for Milligan will be a three game series next weekend at Virginia Intermont. Saturday's nine inning game will start at 2 p.m. and be played at Avoca Field while Sunday's double header will start at 1 p.m. and be played at DeVault Stadium.