No. 27 UMO Baseball Drops DH To No. 9 North Greenville

No. 27 UMO Baseball Drops DH To No. 9 North Greenville

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- No. 27 University of Mount Olive dropped a doubleheader to No. 9 North Greenville University on Friday afternoon in Tigerville, S.C.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: 
Game 1: North Greenville 7, Mount Olive 3
Game 2: North Greenville 3, Mount Olive 2

Records: Mount Olive (25-10-1, 13-4 CC) North Greenville (31-5, 15-2 CC)
Location: Ashmore Park, Tigerville, S.C.

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

GAME ONE

  • Mount Olive found the momentum early as Nate Estes drew a walk and teammate Drew Ellis made the Crusaders' pitcher pay for a pitch in his zone as he hit a two-run home run to right and UMO led 2-0.
  • North Greenville bounced back with a home run of their own in the bottom of the second to draw to within one. 
  • Ellis scored another run for the Trojans in the top of the third this time on an RBI-double to left and Mount Olive went back ahead by two.
  • A two-run bottom of the sixth allowed the Crusaders to tie the game at three.
  • The game did not see a run scored in the seventh and NGU found the go-ahead run in the eighth on a wild pitch and an RBI-single to give the home team a two-run cushion heading into UMO's final set of at-bats.
  • Mount Olive went down in order in the top of the ninth and fell in game one.

KEY STATS GAME 1

  • Brighton Hudson (5-2) suffered the loss on the mound as he allowed seven runs on 10 hits and struck out two.
  • Drew Ellis led the team going 2-for-4 with three RBI.

GAME TWO

  • Game two started with the Trojans falling behind in the bottom of the second as the Crusaders put one run on the board.
  • NGU added another run in the fourth to extend the lead to two.
  • Jose Lopez gave the Trojans a bit of a boost in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run home run to tie the game.
  • Heading into the bottom of the seventh the pressure was put back onto the Crusaders and they found a way to pull out the win a Jared Williams hit the walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to give North Greenville the win.

KEY STATS GAME 2

  • Zach Vennaro (3-1) was credited with the loss in relief.
  • Jose Lopez led the Trojans in game two as he went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Up Next

Mount Olive will wrap up the series with North Greenville tomorrow at a game-time TBD due to inclement weather set to hit the Tigerville area. Check www.umotrojans.com for all schedule changes and updates.