No. 9 Mount Olive Sweeps Doubleheader From King

No. 9 Mount Olive Sweeps Doubleheader From King

Bristol, Tenn. --- The 9th-ranked University of Mount Olive took the first two games of the series from King University in Conference Carolinas baseball on Friday afternoon in Bristol, Tenn.

Game 1: Mount Olive 9, King 3
Game 2: Mount Olive 4, King 1

Mount Olive (18-5, 8-0 CC)
King (9-11, 1-7 CC)
Location: King Baseball Field, Bristol, Tenn.

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


  • Mount Olive fell behind early as King scored the game's first run on a RBI groundout in the bottom of the second.
  • The Trojans answered to tie the game in the top of the fifth as Grant Tyndall scored Alvin Swoope with a RBI groundout.
  • Following a scoreless bottom of the fifth, UMO drove in two runs on an RBI-double by Jason Smith and an RBI-single by Bradley Ragan and the Trojans took a 3-1 lead.
  • The big inning came in the top of the ninth as Mount Olive struck for six runs. A lead-off single by Jose Lopez and walks to Ragan and Gunner Tolston set up the Trojans' shortstop Ricky Surum
  • Surum, with the bases loaded and one out, cleared the bases with one swing as the senior's grand slam gave UMO a 7-1 lead.
  • Two batters later Drew Ellis belted a two-run home run over the right-field fence to give the Trojans an eight-run cushion.
  • The Tornado tried to make a comeback in the bottom of the ninth and did score two runs, but Mount Olive stopped the threat and took away the 9-3 win.


  • Brighton Hudson (3-0) took the win on the mound as he went six and a third surrendering a run off six hits, striking out three, and surrendering a pair of walks.
  • Surum and Ellis led the team with four RBI and two RBI performances respectively. 


  • Mount Olive continued to swing the hot bat in game two but had to wait until the third before striking for three runs on a David Mayo home run to left.
  • The Tornado responded in the bottom of the third scoring a run off a Trojan error to bring the UMO lead to 3-1.
  • UMO pushed home one final run on a Zach Mozingo RBI-double that scored Ellis, who led off the inning with a double, and Mount Olive pushed back ahead by three.
  • King managed to get a runner on base in the final at-bats for the Tornado in the seventh, but the Trojans defense stood strong ending the game on a double play to take game two 4-1.


  • Austin Hutchison (6-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Trojans as he went six complete allowing a single unearned run off four hits, striking out nine, and allowing two free passes.
  • Zach Vennaro (S1) came in to record his first save of the season as he allowed a single hit in his one inning of work.
  • Mayo led the Trojans with three RBI.

Up Next

Mount Olive will round out the three-game Conference Carolinas series with King tomorrow with a single nine-inning game. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.