Errors Doom Trojans In Doubleheader Loss To Tusculum

Errors Doom Trojans In Doubleheader Loss To Tusculum

St. Augustine, Fla. --- The University of Mount Olive softball team fell in a doubleheader to Tusculum College, 4-3 and 4-3, on Friday evening in St. Augustine, Florida.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: 
Game 1: Tusculum 4, Mount Olive 3
Game 2: Tusculum 4, Mount Olive 3
Records: Mount Olive (12-18, 2-0 CC), Tusculum (14-12)
Location: Flagler Field, St. Augustine, Florida

How It Happened
Game 1: Play-by-Play
Game 2: Play-by-Play

GAME ONE

  • Mount Olive and Tusculum combined for just three hits in the opening three innings while holding each other scoreless.
  • The Pioneers scored first in the top of the fourth scoring a pair of runs on back-to-back base hits to give Tusculum a 2-0 lead.
  • Tusculum added two more runs to its advantage in the sixth as the Pioneers went ahead 4-0.
  • With two outs in the seventh, UMO attempted to make a late run scoring three runs on a two-RBI single by freshman Alyssa Pickle and an RBI base hit by junior Kayla Allen that put the Trojans within one at 4-3.
  • UMO put the tying run on second with two outs, but could not push the run across as Tusculum grabbed the 4-3 win.

KEY STATS GAME 1

  • Allen and junior Kristin Power led the Trojans with two hits each.
  • Freshman Emily Chaisson (7-5) was credited with the loss pitching a complete game, allowing two earned runs on 11 hits while striking out three.

GAME TWO

  • Tusculum struck first in the bottom of the first inning on a UMO error that gave the Pioneers a 1-0 lead.
  • The Trojans grabbed their first lead of the evening with a three-run outburst in the third.
  • Junior Anna Ingram opened the scoring in the third with a two-run base hit to center field before coming around to score on an error later in the inning, giving UMO a 3-1 lead.
  • The Pioneers tied the game at three in the bottom of the third on a two-run double.
  • UMO and Tusculum were held in check until the bottom of the seventh as the Pioneers walked-off with a 4-3 victory after scoring on a Trojan error.

KEY STATS GAME 2

  • Junior Kylie Ward (2-3) received the loss, pitching six and two-thirds innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits.
  • Ingram led the way for the Trojans with three hits, two RBIs, and a run scored.

Up Next
The Trojans return to Conference Carolinas play with a pair of doubleheaders starting with a twin-bill on March 15 against Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. at 2 and 4 p.m. before taking on North Greenville University on March 17 in Tigerville, S.C. at 1 and 3 p.m.