The Maryville College baseball team took the second game of a key USA South Athletic Conference series at Covenant College on Saturday afternoon by the score of 5-4.
Covenant took an early 2-0 lead of MC starter Anthony Rodriguez in the bottom of the third inning. The freshman lefty surrendered a double to Devin Cerrato scoring Lewis Saunders before Cerrato would cross home plate on a fielder's choice by Alex Kerr.
Maryville lit up the scoreboard in the fourth inning when freshman centerfielder Derek Hurt blasted a three-run homerun over the left field fence giving the visiting Scots a 3-2 advantage.
Covenant tied the game in the bottom of the seventh when centerfielder lifted a two-run homerun off MC reliever Sean Holton to tie the game.
MC's Joe Jones closed out the final 2.2 innings on the mound to earn his first victory of his senior campaign.
Maryville (6-7, 3-2 USA South) tallied only five hits during the challenge. First baseman Drew Johnson finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Starter Anthony Rodriguez gave MC another quality start with 5.2 innings scattering five hits and allowing only a pair of earned runs.
The third and deciding game of the series will take place on Saturday evening in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.