No. 6 Trojans Top No. 16 Crusaders of Belmont Abbey

No. 6 Trojans Top No. 16 Crusaders of Belmont Abbey

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- No. 6 University of Mount Olive baseball took down the No. 16 Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College 5-3 on Friday evening in Conference Carolinas competition at Scarborough Field in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 5, Belmont Abbey 3
Records: Mount Olive (14-4-1, 4-0 CC) Belmont Abbey (18-5, 8-4 CC)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Belmont Abbey started the game off by putting the pressure on UMO by plating two runs in the top of the first.
  • Mount Olive countered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second on a Blake McLean two RBI-triple to tie the game at two.
  • The Crusaders jumped back in front in the top of the third on a bases-loaded walk that put BAC up 3-2.
  • UMO once again not to be out-done battled back in the bottom half to regain the lead with the tying and go-ahead runs scoring on a Jose Lopez RBI-single to center. Justin Carroll also scored in the inning on a wild pitch and Mount Olive took a 5-3 lead.
  • The Trojan then put the ice on the Belmont Abbey bats holding the Crusaders to just five hits for the remainder of the game and took the series-opening win.


  • Brighton Hudson (3-1) got the win for Mount Olive as he powered through six complete innings throwing 129 pitches and surrendering three runs off seven hits and struck out 10 Crusaders.
  • Zach Vennaro (Sv:4) came in the eighth inning and closed out the game for the two-inning save allowing two hits and striking out three.
  • Jose Lopez and Blake McLean both led the Trojans with two RBI performances.

Up Next

The Trojans will remain at Scarborough Field to wrap up the three-game series with Belmont Abbey Saturday. The doubleheader is set to begin at 12 p.m. from Mount Olive, N.C.