JACKSON, Miss. - LaGrange's late inning rally came up short in a 3-2 loss to Millsaps on Friday at Twenty Field.
Blake Butcher led the Panthers (3-2) at the plate. The junior third baseman was 3-for-3, that included a pair of doubles, and drove in both runs.
Ryan Broaderick (0-1) started and took the loss for the Panthers. He pitched into the sixth, allowing all three runs, but only two were earned.
The Panthers trailed 2-0 after five innings. They got a run in the sixth to make it 2-1. With one out, Thompson singled and stole second. After Bell walked, Butcher followed with a double to drive in Thompson.
The Majors (2-2) came back in their half of the sixth with a run to go up 3-1. It remained that score until the eighth.
Thompson led off the inning with a double and moved over to third on Bell's sacrifice bunt. He scored as Butcher flew out to left to cut Millsaps' lead to 3-2.
The Panthers play Ozark on Saturday before facing Millsaps again on Sunday.