Wright's blast, MC's rally not enough against Calvin

Wright's blast, MC's rally not enough against Calvin

The Maryville College Scots put together a late rally bolstered by Alden Wright's huge two-run home run, but it wouldn't be enough in the nightcap against Calvin College, 7-4.

After scoring a run in the first inning, the Scots went scoreless in the game until the eighth and ninth innings. They could collect only five hits, as the Knights produced seven runs on 12 hits.

Maryville struck first in the bottom of the first inning. Andrew Henry singled, before stealing second. Drew Johnson used an RBI double off the fence in left-center to score Henry for a 1-0 Scots' lead.

A Maryville error aided the Knights in the top of the fifth, putting Logan Marshall on. Colton Wolfe used an RBI double to the fence in right-center scored him from second. A hit-by-pitch would load the bags one batter later, before Matt Kotva's sacrifice fly scored Mike Kempton from third.

The Knights would add to their score in the top of the eighth, as they got runners on second and third. A blooper by Patrick Avila would score Johnny Salgado from third, before an RBI single to right-center from Kempton would score Mike Kool. Wolfe would launch a hard, three-run shot down the left-field line to score Kempton and Brady Syrek, as Calvin College took advantage, 7-1.

Alden Wright smashed a two-run home run to left field – landing the ball near midfield of Honaker Field. Johnny Carpenter scored on the play, as the Scots trailed 7-3 headed to the final inning.

A double off the fence in left-center put Hayden Hollingsworth on. He moved to third on an error, before scoring off a wild pitch. However, it wouldn't be enough, as Calvin took the win, 7-4.

Maryville (14-12) could muster only five hits, as Wright came up with a 2-for-3 effort that included two RBI and a run scored with his two-run homer. Evan Ezell, Hollingsworth, Henry and Drew Johnson all recorded hits, while Henry, Carpenter and Hollingsworth each scored a run. Johnson added an RBI in the game.

Calvin (3-5) was led by Kempton and Wolfe who each went 3-for-5 in the Knight's 12-hit game. Wolfe had four RBI and a run scored, while Kempton tallied two runs and an RBI. Avila and Kool each had two hits against the Scots.

Maryville will look next to a USA South weekend, as they travel to Montgomery, Ala. to take on the Hawks of Huntingdon College. The first of the three-game series is set for Friday, March 24th at 8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST.