No. 3 Baseball Wins Battle Of The Trojans 13-4 Over Virginia State

No. 3 Baseball Wins Battle Of The Trojans 13-4 Over Virginia State

Mount Olive, N.C. --- The 3rd-ranked University of Mount Olive took a 13-4 win over Virginia State University in non-conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 13, Virginia State 4
Records: Mount Olive (25-5, 10-0 CC) Virginia State (11-10)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive came out to take the lead in the first inning as Jose Lopez singled home Zach Mozingo for the first run of the game.
  • Virginia State tied the game in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly.
  • UMO then jumped out to a 4-1 advantage on RBI base hits by Lopez and David Mayo in the bottom of the third. 
  • VSU however, again had an answer as the visiting Trojans tied the game on a three-run home run in the top of the fourth.
  • The home Trojans picked up a home run of their own with a two-run shot off the bat of Drew Ellis to cap off a three-run bottom of the fifth to give UMO a 7-4 cushion.
  • Mount Olive continued to expand its lead with a four-run bottom of the sixth, that featured Trae Sweeting stealing home, and a two-run bottom of the seventh as UMO jumped out to a 13-4 lead.
  • Drew Ellis came in from first to pitch the final three outs of the game to seal the win for Mount Olive.


  • Trey Pate (3-0) took the win on the mound as he went six complete allowing four runs off eight hits and striking out seven.
  • Ricky Surum led the Trojans as he was perfect in his four plate appearances driving in two runs. 
  • Lopez (3) and Ellis (2) also assisted with multi-RBI performances.


Mount Olive will host North Greenville University at Scarborough Field in a three-game Conference Carolinas series matchup this weekend. First pitch for Friday's single nine-inning game is set for 6 p.m.