Former Lafayette High standout Jake Mills is off to a solid start as a member of the Millsaps baseball team. Mills is currently hitting .288 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 80 plate appearances currently for the Majors, who are 19-9 overall this year and ranked No. 23 in the American Baseball Coaches Association Top 25.
Mills has also pitched in seven games this year, garnering three starts. He is 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA and has nine strikeouts in 18.2 innings.
Mills is a senior on this year’s team and a vital leader to a club that only won 25 games last year. Millsaps lost to Mississippi College 9-8 on Tuesday and will return to action Saturday with a doubleheader at Hendrix College in Sherman, Texas. (April 1, 2011, Page 8A)