Scots eliminated from USA South Tournament, 6-1

Scots eliminated from USA South Tournament, 6-1

Maryville College's USA South Tournament bid ended on Thursday afternoon, as five errors hindered MC in a 6-1 loss to Ferrum College.

The Scots tallied five errors in the first three innings, as Ferrum jumped to a 5-0 lead in that stanza. Maryville would score its only run in the seventh.

Thursday's loss marks the Scots fifth-straight defeat.

Ferrum College struck first in the top of the second inning. Kyle Anstice earned an RBI on a groundout to score Drew Calohan who had singled to lead-off the inning. A fielding error would allow Grey Sherfey to score, before Nathanial Anthony's RBI single down the right-field line plated Christian Campbell. The Panthers led 3-0 after one inning.

Ferrum would strike again in the third inning. Christian Moser's bunt single would score Calohan, before an error left a pair in scoring position. Kyle Anstice would score Sherfey from third with the unearned run, as Ferrum took at 5-0 lead.

The Panthers found their sixth and final run of the game in the top of the seventh. Anthony's lead-off double would put a runner in scoring position, before he advanced to third on a groundout. Jake Martin's RBI single up the middle score Anthony, as the Panthers led 6-0.

Maryville would tack on their only run of the game in the bottom of the seventh, as Hayden Hollingsworth recorded the RBI. Evan Ezell and Brandon O'Neil tallied back-to-back singles, as Patrick Messinger drew a hit-by-pitch to juice the bags. Hollingsworth used a bases-loaded walk to score the only run of the game for a 6-1 final.

Maryville College (26-10) was led by Jake Petersen's 2-for-4 effort. Hollingsworth was 1-for-4 with an RBI, as Ezell went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Alden Wright, Mike Homan, Messinger and O'Neil each added a hit in MC's eight-hit attack.

Ferrum (15-20) saw Martin go 3-for-5 with an RBI, as Anthony went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI on the day.

Maryville College will look next to a three-game series with the No. 12-ranked Methodist University Monarchs next weekend. The double-header of the series is slated for Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m.