GREENVILLE, Ill. - The baseball team was defeated 17-4 by Millikin on Tuesday night in Greenville in their final non-conference home game of the season.
The Panthers fell behind 10-0 after three innings with Millikin posting a seven run second inning. Greenville added two runs in the bottom of the third when Sam Hodges stole second and Matthew Schroeder raced home on a double steal. Hodges later scored when he came home on a throwing error during a double play attempt.
Ryan Taylor provided an RBI single in the bottom of the third to make the score 10-3.
Millikin extended their lead to 12-3 in the top of the sixth and added another run in the top of the seventh.
Facing the prospects of their final at bat in the seventh, Taylor doubled, went to third on wild pitch, and scored on a groundout by Hodges to keep the game alive.
Millikin expanded the advantage to 17-4 with four runs in the top of the ninth.
Adam Lamb started on the mound and gave up eight runs over 1.2 innings in picking up the loss to fall to 4-4 on the season.
He was relieved by Lukas Whitten who worked 3.2 innings, allowing four runs.
Austin Rexroad provided GU with 2.2 innings of relief, permitting just one run on one hit while striking out two.
Chad Plath threw the ninth inning, giving up four runs in just one-third of an inning.
Luke Rushik finished the game with two-thirds of an inning.
Taylor went 3-for-4 to pace Greenville's offensive efforts.
The Panthers (20-13) travel to WashU for a game on Friday at 3:30 p.m.