No. 1 Mount Olive Takes Down Francis Marion 7-0

No. 1 Mount Olive Takes Down Francis Marion 7-0

Mount Olive, N.C. --- The Top-ranked University of Mount Olive defeated Francis Marion University 7-0 in non-conference baseball on Tuesday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 7, Francis Marion 0
Records: Mount Olive (29-5, 15-0 CC) Francis Marion (21-11)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive took control of the game early on in the bottom of the first with two away. 
  • Drew Ellis worked out a 10 pitch walk to keep the inning alive and Jose Lopez followed suit by drawing a walk as well.
  • Zach Mozingo put UMO on the board as he lifted a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall and the Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
  • UMO retired FMU in order in the second and third and added a run in the bottom of the third off a Drew Ellis sacrifice fly to right as Ricky Surum scored to give the Trojans a four-run lead.
  • The sixth inning saw the Trojans push home three more runs including Drew Ellis' 11th home run of the season and Mount Olive led 7-0.
  • The Patriots did get two runners on in the top of the ninth, but UMO held Francis Marion scoreless and took the 7-0 win.


  • Braxton Shetley (3-3) took the win on the mound as he went seven complete holding Francis Marion to four hits while striking out four Patriots.
  • Mozingo delivered the early three-run home run and led the Trojans from the plate hitting .500 in four appearances with his three RBI. Ellis also contributed two RBI.

Up Next

Mount Olive will hit the road for a three-game series with Belmont Abbey starting Friday, March 31. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.