Mount Olive Softball Splits With Erskine

Mount Olive Softball Splits With Erskine

University of Mount Olive split a doubleheader with Erskine College 10-2, 4-2 Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas softball from Due West, S.C. Mount Olive utilized a six-run second inning to take game two.

Game One: Mount Olive 2 Erskine 4

Mount Olive (26-17 Overall, 12-5 Conference Carolinas) fell behind early as Erskine (26-13) scored a pair of runs in the first and second. The Flying Fleet capitalized off a Trojan error in the first that allowed two runs to score. In the second Erskine increased the lead to four off a two-run RBI-double by Sydney Smith.

The Trojans were able to get their offence to click in the sixth. Kayla Allen reached to lead off the inning on an error by the Erskine second baseman. Akers took second on a flyout by Savannah Becker. Anna Ingram drew a walk and Jazmin Montgomery  singled into right and scored Akers. Kristin Power pushed across the final run of the inning and the game as Ingram scored.

Game Two: Mount Olive 10 Erskine 2

Game two  saw a different Mount Olive (27-17, 13-5) team. The Trojans exploded for a six run second inning. Montgomery led off the inning with a single into right. Kelly Huffman came in to pinch run for Montgomery and moved to second on a one-out walk to Callie Ferrell

Caitlin Ewers' RBI-single up the middle allowed the game's first run to come in as Huffman scored. Brooke Kamphuis singled in a run with base hit up the middle. Akers platted two more runs as her RBI-single allowed Kamphuis and Reagan Anderson to score.

Becker followed Akers and cleared the bases with a two-run home run and the Trojans had a 6-0 lead, a lead that would not be overcome by Erskine. 

Mount Olive went on to add three runs in the third inning and a solo run in the fifth to force the mercy rule and took game two.

Julie Hodges (10-5) picked up the win for Mount Olive Hodges went five complete allowing two runs off six hits.

Mount Olive remains on the road as the Trojans will travel to Franklin Springs, Ga. for a doubleheader against Emmanuel College at 1 p.m.