MILLINGTON, TN (Millsaps Athletics) - Freshman Isaac Glenn's two-out RBI single scored Blake Littlejohn and the Majors walked off to a 7-6 victory and a 2013 South Regional Title.
The Majors now head to the school's first ever College World Series to be played next weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin.
The Salisbury Sea Gulls had tied the game in the top of the ninth to set up Saturday's drama.
Millsaps was resilient this afternoon as they have been all season long. A hard hitting Salisbury team struck for a crooked three spot in the top of the first inning. That chased starter Will Edwards who put up a yeoman's effort in starting on just two days rest.
The Majors responded in the bottom half of the inning with two of their own. Wes Perkins, who was named region MVP singled home Stephen Gates to make it 3-1. Kevin Wall reached on a fielder's choice, but an error enabled Perkins to score.
After West Hammond kept Salisbury quiet in the top of the second, the Majors took their first lead in the bottom half.William Chenoweth tripled home Isaac Glenn and scored on a Jerrod Myers ground out. Millsaps led 4-3 after two.
Salisbury would string together four hits in the fourth to retake the lead at 5-4 only to see the Majors once again respond. Again, it was Chenoweth who reached on an error, stole second and scored on a Gates single to tie the game at five.
Both ballclubs, playing and pitching on pure adrenaline and moxy, would throw up zeros for the next few innings. The Majors clawed across a run in the seventh on a safety squeeze by Samuel Doucet, Perkins came into score to make it 6-5.
Harper Grier made that lead stand up into the ninth when Salisbury had tied the game. Grier did a phenomenal job working out of trouble to limit the damage to just one run and send it to the bottom of the ninth tied at 6.
Annon Etheridge was thrust into action as a pinch hitter and drew a lead-off walk, battling back from down 0-2. Littlejohn followed with a walk to put two on and nobody out. After a groundout and strikeout, that brought up Glenn. The freshman from nearby Madison battled until he got a pitch he could drive and did not miss it. He split the gap in left-centerfield and Littlejohn scored without a play and sent the Majors to Appleton for the first time in school history.
Grier gets the win, going the final five innings. Kyle Hamby gets the tough luck loss, going the final two and two thirds. The Majors sit at 38-12 and will play next Friday against one of the champions of the other seven regionals.
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