Trojans Earn Senior Day Sweep Of Lees-McRae

Trojans Earn Senior Day Sweep Of Lees-McRae

Mount Olive, N.C. --- On senior day, the University of Mount Olive softball team swept Lees-McRae College, 8-2 and 7-2, in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

Game 1: Mount Olive 8, Lees-McRae 2
Game 2: Mount Olive 7, Lees-McRae 2
Records: Mount Olive (22-26, 10-8 CC), Lees-McRae (13-27, 5-11 CC)
Location: Nancy Chapman Cassell Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

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


  • UMO scored first in the bottom of the second as senior Caitlin Ewers hit her first home run of the season to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead.
  • In the bottom of the third, Mount Olive added to its advantage with a RBI groundout by junior Anna Ingram that scored sophomore Charlene Thompson and pushed UMO ahead 2-0.
  • The Trojans' lead ballooned to four as UMO added a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Lees-McRae answered in the top of the sixth as the Bobcats scored twice to cut UMO's lead in half at 4-2.
  • Mount Olive responded in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs, including a two-run double by sophomore Callie Ferrell, as the Trojans went on to grab the 8-2 victory.


  • Thompson and Ferrell led UMO with two hits each, as Ferrell added three RBIs in the win.
  • In the circle, junior Kylie Ward (W: 7-5) earned the victory, pitching 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out a pair.


  • The Trojans opened the second game with a run in the bottom of the second as Ingram stole home and gave UMO a 1-0 lead.
  • Lees-McRae responded in the top of the third, taking the lead with a pair of RBI hits that gave the Bobcats the 2-1 lead.
  • Mount Olive promptly tied the game at two as Thompson stole third and scored on a Bobcat throwing error.
  • In the bottom of the fifth, the Trojans retook the lead as junior Kayla Allen doubled to left center scoring Ferrell and Thompson to give UMO a 4-2 advantage.
  • UMO added three runs in the bottom of the sixth as Thompson scored senior JenniBeth Burge on a RBI single and Ferrell doubled down the left field line to score junior Kristin Power and freshman Kelsey Hayes as the Trojans earned the 7-2 victory.


  • Thompson led the Trojans with a pair of hits, while Allen and Ferrell each drove in two runs.
  • In the game, Thompson also stole three bases, breaking the UMO single-season record with 34 so far this year.
  • Freshman Emily Chaisson (W: 11-10) earned the win in the circle, pitching a complete seven innings, allowing just two runs on nine hits and striking out a pair in the win.

Up Next
Mount Olive wraps up its weekend with a home doubleheader with King University on Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. at Nancy Chapman Cassell Field in Mount Olive, N.C.