A combined effort held Calvin College to just a pair of hits on Monday night, but eight walks, three errors and four wild pitches proved costly for the Scots in a 7-2 loss.
MC held the Knights without a hit until the top of the ninth, as Calvin managed five runs on no hits early in the game.
Calvin struck early, taking advantage of Maryville miscues. The Knights hung three runs without a single hit in the opening inning, as the score each run with two outs. Quinn Hyndiuk drew a leadoff walk, as he advanced to third on a sacrifice and a groundout. Andrew Hung walked, taking second on a wild pitch. Hyndiuk scored on a wild pitch for a 1-0 lead, as a wild pitch scored Hung two batters later. An error allowed Matt Raymond to score an unearned run, as the Knights led 3-0.
The Scots cut into the Calvin lead in the bottom of the third. Hayes drew a leadoff walk, before the infielder stole second. Ryan Jones earned the RBI with a hard shot up the middle for a 3-1 lead.
Calvin added to their lead in the top of the fifth. A walk, an error and an intentional walk loaded the bases for MC, before a wild pitch scored Ryan Petersen for an unearned run. Hung flipped a sacrifice fly to right, plating Ryan Pena for another unearned run. The Knights held a 5-1 lead without a single hit.
Maryville again cut into Calvin's advantage in the bottom of the eighth. Logan Hayes lofted a double to left-center, before Poulsen promptly plated the infielder with an RBI single to left-center. Going to the final inning, MC trailed 5-2.
Miles Kuperus broke-up the Scots' no-hitter bid in the top of the ninth with a single through the right side. An error put two runners on, as the Scots used a fielder's choice to get Kuperus at home plate. Hyndiuk flipped a two-RBI double to left-center to score Petersen and Logan Marshall for a 7-2 lead.
Calvin (4-3) was led by Hyundiuk who was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI and a run. Kuperus was 1-for-3, while Petersen added a pair of runs for the Knights.
Maryville will return to Scotland Yard on Tuesday night to face off with Calvin College for the second game of the series. First pitch for the non-conference game is slated for 7 p.m.