No. 4 Trojans Defeat Winston-Salem State 15-4 - Complete Series Sweep

No. 4 Trojans Defeat Winston-Salem State 15-4 - Complete Series Sweep

DeAndre Allen, Cody Britt, Willi Martin paced University of Mount Olive's19-hit attack with three hits apiece as the nationally fourth-ranked Trojans completed a season-opening three-game series sweep with a 15-4 victory over Winston-Salem State Sunday at Winston-Salem, N.C. Every Trojan starter collected at least one hit.

Mount Olive (3-0) started game three off after Jay Gonzalez reached first base on an error, stole second and advanced to third on an error by the catcher. Gonzalez scored on Chase Edwards' rbi groundout that moved Bradon Reitano to second. Rob Shipman's rbi-double to right center scored Reitano. The final run came off of Martin's rbi-single to left field that scored Shipman, giving the Trojans the early 3-0 lead.

Winston-Salem State (0-3) scored its opening two runs in the bottom of the first of a couple of singles, but it was Raf Gonzales's rbi-single that scored both Ram runs.

The Trojans continued their offensive attack by adding three runs in the second. It was started when Britt reached on an error and advanced to second on the throw. DeAndre Allen worked out a walk and Gonzales reached on an error by the pitcher scoring Britt and pushing Allen to third. Zak Orrison added the final two runs of the inning with his two rbi-single as both Gonzales and Allen crossed the plate.

Mount Olive scored two runs off three hits in the top of the fifth inning and also added one in the sixth also off three hits.

The Rams scattered one run a piece in both the fourth and seventh.

The big inning came in the top of the seventh where the Trojans added six runs off five hits. Gonzales walked to start off the inning and scored off Reitano's rbi-double down the left field line. Edwards followed him with an rbi-single.

Three walks loaded the bases and Will Bynum walked in Edwards for the rbi. Allen's rbi-single to right field scored two as Colby Conway and Shipman crossed the dish. Gonzales' rbi-single scored Bynum as the Trojans big inning came to a close.

Gunner Kines worked a solid three innings of work only giving up two hits and striking out three to earn his first win of the year.

The Trojans will return to action on Friday as they travel to Aiken, S.C. to play in the Prestige Appliance Classic February 7th-9th. Mount Olive's first opponent will be Tampa on Friday first pitch is set for 11 am.