Scots sweep Quakers 7-6, 6-2

Scots sweep Quakers 7-6, 6-2

 

The Maryville College baseball team swept a non-conference double header against Wilmington College (Ohio) by the scores of 7-6 and 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon on MC's Scotland Yard.

 

The Scots took advantage of five Quaker errors while left-hander Michael Hawks recorded a quality start on the hill with five innings scattering six hits and allowing only a pair of earned runs.

 

A Bryce Redaja sacrifice fly scored Andrew Henry in the first to give the Scots a 1-0 advantage.

 

The Quakers evened the score in the second inning with an RBI single by Gage Bley.

 

MC answered in the bottom of the second scoring an unearned run on a Quaker miscue. Shortstop Patrick Messinger would later single through the left side plating a pair of runs.

 

An unearned run and a homerun by Derek Hurt over the left field bleachers gave the Scots a 6-1 advantage after five complete innings.

 

Wilmington's offense took advantage of a Maryville error and a Josh Chua two-run dinger in the sixth inning to plate four runs. The Scots now only maintained a 6-5 advantage.

 

The eventual game-winning blow came off the bat of Drew Johnson. The first baseman sent a blast into the left field bleachers to make the score 7-5.

 

The Quakers sent a run home in the ninth with a Jake Robinson RBI single.

 

With quality relief from Jordan Norton, Zach McGee, and Joe Jones, MC closed out the victory with Jones collecting his 4th save of the season.

 

Maryville's seven hit attack was paced by Patrick Messinger who finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

 

In the tail end of the twin bill, MC left hander Jeremy Haggerty scattered only four hits over six innings to earn the win on the bump. Haggerty did not allow a run while striking out seven. Outstanding relief by Rocky Mauriello and Ricky Ward shut the Quaker offense down.

In the second inning Eric Hart stroked an RBI single to score Johnny Carpenter before Derek Hurt place a beautiful safety squeeze to plate Andrew Henry.

Leading 2-0, Maryville tallied four runs in the fifth when Drew Johnson sent a three-RBI double off the left field wall to clear the bases. Hart would later double to score Johnson.
 

Wilmington scored a pair of runs in the ninth with a two-RBI single by Jake Hyatt.

 

 

The Scots' eight hit attack was paced by Drew Johnson (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI), Eric Hart (2-for-4, 2 RBI), and Andrew Henry (2-for-4).

 

After the sweep Wilmington falls to 3-7 while Maryville advances to 12-9.

 

The Scots will now prepare for a key three-game USA South series next weekend against Ferrum College. MC will host the Panthers for a double header on Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m.