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Millsaps Hands Emory Baseball First Loss of Season

Millsaps Hands Emory Baseball First Loss of Season

The Emory University Baseball team dropped its first game of the 2017 season Saturday afternoon, falling to Millsaps College, 17-4, at Twenty Field in Jackson, Mississippi. The loss snaps Emory's 11-game winning streak, the fourth-longest streak in program history.

The Eagles committed six errors in the defeat, leading to nine unearned runs, five of which came during Millsaps' nine-run fourth inning. The Majors scored 17 unanswered runs after Emory opened up a 3-0 advantage through the first two innings.

Sophomore NJ Kim began the scoring in the top of the first, scoring on an errant throw by Millsaps' Chris Guerin on a single by senior Jeff Ronpirin. Senior Chris Young made it 3-0 an inning later, blasting his first home run of the season over the left centerfield fence.

Wes Lassere and Joseph Steams combined to drive in four runs with a pair of home runs off senior Jackson Weeg in the fourth inning. Back-to-back errors by senior Philip Maldari and junior Nick Chambers with two outs extended the inning, allowing five more runs to score as the Majors took a 9-3 lead.

Millsaps added runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings to build a 14-run cushion. Sophomore Michael Wilson tripled for the Eagles to plate freshman David Shore in the ninth inning to provide the 17-4 final.

Emory looks to bounce back on Sunday afternoon in the second game of the two-game set. First pitch from Jackson, Mississippi is scheduled for 1:00 EST.