Trojans Escape Offensive Battle With 12-10 Win Over No. 6 USC Aiken

Trojans Escape Offensive Battle With 12-10 Win Over No. 6 USC Aiken

Mount Olive, N.C. --- The University of Mount Olive baseball team took an offensive barnburner from preseason nationally 6th-ranked USC Aiken, 12-10, on Friday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.


Score: Mount Olive 12, USC Aiken 10
Records: Mount Olive (5-2), USC Aiken (7-1)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive got to work early in the first as Ricky Surum blasted a two-run home run to left center two batters in, to give Mount Olive the lead.
  • Two more runs came home on a pair of throwing errors by USC Aiken and UMO led 4-0.
  • USCA added a single run in the top of the second, but UMO roared back in the bottom half.
  • Zach Mozingo pushed two runs across on an RBI-single through the right side in what became a five-run inning for the Trojans in the bottom half of the second.
  • The Pacers added single runs in the third, fourth, and fifth as the Trojans held an 11-4 lead after five complete.
  • USC Aiken brought the Mount Olive lead down to one after a six-run top of the eighth as the Pacers trailed 11-10.
  • Jack Sherrill added a much-needed insurance run in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly to center.
  • UMO shut down USCA in the top of the ninth striking out the side in order to take the 12-10 victory.


  • Senior Bruce Zimmerman (2-0) picked up the win for Mount Olive going five and two-thirds, allowing four runs off 10 hits and struck out nine.
  • Zach Mozingo (S2) closed the door striking out all three batters he faced in the ninth.
  • Drew Ellis led the Trojan offense with a 4-for-5 two-RBI day at the plate.
  • Surum and Mozingo also had two-RBI performances in the victory.

Up Next

Mount Olive will take on USC Aiken in game two of the three-game series Saturday at Scarborough Field. First pitch is set for noon in Mount Olive, N.C.