No. 7 Mount Olive Splits Doubleheader With Lander

No. 7 Mount Olive Splits Doubleheader With Lander

GREENWOOD, S.C. --- In the series finale, the No. 7 University of Mount Olive baseball team split a doubleheader from Lander University on Saturday at Donly Field in Greenwood, S.C.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: 
Game 1: Lander 11, Mount Olive 10
Game 2: Mount Olive 10, Lander 1 

Records: Mount Olive (2-1, 0-0 CC) Lander (1-2, 0-0 PBC)
Location: Donly Field, Greenwood, S.C.

How It Happened
Game 1: Play-by-Play
Game 2: Play-by-Play

GAME ONE

  • Mount Olive got on the boards first, but not until the third inning as JT Stone's RBI-single to right drove in Nate Estes and Trae Sweeting to give UMO a 2-0 lead.
  • Despite Lander putting four runs across in the bottom in fourth the Trojans bounced back.
  • UMO put a pair of runs on the board in the fifth and sixth. In the fifth Stone's solo home run tied the game at four and Aaron Hedgepeth's RBI-double pushed Mount Olive back in front 5-4.
  • The other pair of runs for the visitors came in on a pair of groundouts and Mount Olive held a 7-4 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth.
  • Lander continued to fight back as over the next two innings they scored four more runs to take the lead back 8-7.
  • Mount Olive took the lead in the top of the eighth off the bat of Stone as he belted his second home run of the day, a two-run blast, to give UMO a 9-8 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth.
  • The Bearcats had a big inning as three runs came home to push Lander in front for good.

GAME TWO

  • Game two started the same way for the Trojans as Jose Lopez drove in Jordan Huntley on an RBI-groundout to score the game's first run in the top of the third.
  • Mount Olive did not score again until the fifth inning, however, the Trojans did score in bunches.
  • UMO saw RBI from Trae Sweeting and Nate Estes in the inning and the Trojans pushed home four runs.
  • In the final frame, Mount Olive saw five more runs come home as JT Stone scored two on an RBI-single and Justin Carroll cleared the bases with a home run to give push the lead to 10-0.
  • Lander did manage to plate one run in the bottom of the seventh on a solo home run but were shut down by Mount Olive as the game ended in the 10-1 final.

KEY STATS GAME 1

  • Conrado Skepple (0-1) was credited with the loss in game one going two and a third allowing four runs, three earned, off three hits with a walk and a strikeout.
  • JT Stone led the Trojans going 3-for-5 from the plate with six RBI, two home runs, and two runs scored.

KEY STATS GAME 2

  • Ethan Horne (1-0) picked up the win in game two in relief pitching two innings, striking out three, and not allowing a hit.
  • Carroll led the offense with a three-RBI performance.

Up Next

Mount Olive remains on the road as the Trojans will travel to take on the Patriots of Francis Marion on February 6 at 2:30 p.m.