The Maryville College baseball team split a doubleheader in their home opening series against the University of Lynchburg. The Hornets took the first challenge 2-0 before the Scots stormed back in the nightcap winning 9-1.
In the first game, Lynchburg's Garrett Jackson deposited a two-run home run just over the centerfield wall in the seventh inning to score the games only runs. The Hornet's Hunter Campbell scattered five hits over five starting innings, but Brandon Pond earned the mound victory shutting out the Scots in the final four innings allowing only four hits.
Maryville's Jordan Davis allowed only one hit over his four-inning start. Christian Poulsen suffered the tough-luck loss allowing only four hits over the final five innings. The duo combined for eight strikeouts.
In the nightcap, left-hander Anthony Rodriguez held the Hornets to only four hits over five innings while the bullpen of Zach Messinger, Trevor Townsend, Nick McClendon, and Samuel Joiner allowed only one hit over the final four innings.
Peyton Sawyer paced the Scots' offense going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a pair of RBI.
Due to the poor forecast of weather on Sunday, the final game of the series has been canceled.
Maryville (4-2) will open USA South play on Friday, February 22 at Covenant College for a key league three-game series.
The Scots will return to Scotland Yard on Tuesday, February 26 against Emory 7 Henry College. First pitch is slated for 3:00 p.m.