Buffs divide double-dip with Eagles

from staff reports

   Determined not to be swept, Milligan scored one run in the sixth and one in the seventh to beat Carson Newman 9-8 in the second game of a non-conference baseball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.
   Carson Newman won the first game, 5-3.
   Game 1
   Carson Newman scored two runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie, and held on to a 5-3 victory.
   Nick Jacobs walked with the bases loaded to score Bret Lindsey, who led the inning off with a single to put the Eagles ahead, 4-3. Bryce Thomas knocked in the Ricky Luttrell with an infield groundball to give the Eagles a two-run advantage.
   Brandon Wrighttossed a complete game for Carson-Newman, scattering eight hits in seven innings. He struck out two and walked one for his third victory (against three defeats) of the season.
   David Rusaw led the charge for the Buffs, batting 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Scott Shealy picked up two more hits in four at-bats.
   Nathan Meade had a clutch single, scoring Nathan Chandler with two out in the second inning to tie the game at one. Ryan Dunn singled and scored in the fourth inning to tie the game at three.
   Jacob McAllister worked four innings, allowing three runs and three hits for a no-decision.
   Chris Shockley tossed 2.1 innings to pick up the loss for the Buffs, yielding the two sixth-inning runs. Ben Whittemore worked out of a jam in the seventh inning to finish the game.
   Milligan outhit the Eagles 8-6 but couldn't get the big hit late in the game.
   Game 2
   Jason Torres was hit by pitch with the bases loaded to score Meade with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
   Milligan fell behind 8-3 but came roaring back, scoring four runs in the fourth and single runs in the sixth and seventh to pull out a split with Carson Newman.
   Shealy tied the game in the sixth with his seventh home run of the season. He finished the game going 3 for 4 with three runs scored.
   His first-inning triple was his 250th hit as a member of the Buffs. He broke the all-time hits record last season with 194.
   Rusaw went 2 for 3 with three RBIs.
   Rob Maynard (1-1) worked the final three innings to pick up his first win of the season. He allowed no hits and no runs for the Buffs.
   Milligan will host Tennessee Wesleyan this weekend.