No. 2 Mount Olive Takes Down Flying Fleet 7-4

No. 2 Mount Olive Takes Down Flying Fleet 7-4

Due West, S.C. --- The second-ranked University of Mount Olive swept the series from Erskine College after taking the series finale, 7-4, on the road in Conference Carolinas baseball action Saturday afternoon in Due West, S.C.

Score: Mount Olive 7, Erskine 4
Records: Mount Olive (37-7, 22-2 CC) Erskine (24-18, 13-11 CC)
Location: Grier Field, Due West, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive opened up the final game of the series with a trio of runs in the top of the first. Zach Mozingo drew a lead-off four pitch walk and Ricky Surum was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second. A failed fielder's choice allowed Mozingo to score and gave UMO the lead. Jose Lopez picked up a RBI on a sacrifice fly to score the second run. Three straight walks allowed Tony Salvaggio to push home the third and final run of the inning. 
  • UMO expanded the cushion with single runs in the third and fourth.
  • Erskine was able to push back with solo runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth.
  • Ricky Surum's RBI-single in the top of the sixth put UMO up 6-2.
  • Mount Olive added another run in the top of the eighth off the bat of Surum with a RBI flyout.
  • The Flying Fleet pushed back with two runs in the eighth, but the Trojans held strong retiring Erskine in order in the ninth and swept the series.


  • Brighton Hudson (7-1) took the win on the mound as he gave up two runs off five hits and struck out one.
  • German Reyes (S: 1) came in for the save holding the Flying Fleet hitless in his inning and a third.
  • Salvaggio led the team with two RBI.

Up Next

Mount Olive will return home to Scarborough Field Tuesday, April 18 when the Trojans host Chowan University in a two-game series. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.