No. 27 UMO Baseball Takes Series Finale From No. 9 North Greenville

No. 27 UMO Baseball Takes Series Finale From No. 9 North Greenville

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- No. 27 University of Mount Olive baseball came back to take the series finale against No. 9 North Greenville on Saturday evening in Tigerville, S.C.

Score: Mount Olive 6, North Greenville 5
Records: Mount Olive (26-10-1, 14-4 CC) North Greenville (31-6, 15-3 CC)
Location: Ashmore Park, Tigerville, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive came out of the gates firing as Jose Lopez doubled down the right-field line to score the first run of the game as Trae Sweeting came around to score, after reaching on an error, and UMO took an early lead.
  • Nate Estes followed with an RBI-double of his own and pushed the Trojans' lead out to two.
  • The Crusaders answered with three runs in the bottom of the second to take a 3-2 lead.
  • UMO found a response with two big home runs by Drew Ellis and James Smibert as the Trojans pushed out to a 5-3 advantage.
  • Once again the Crusaders found a way to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth.
  • It was not until the seventh that Mount Olive was able to make a push for the lead as Justin Carroll, with two away in the inning, deposited a pitch over the left centerfield fence and the Trojans went back ahead 6-5.


  • Zach Vennaro (4-1) got the win for Mount Olive as he came into the game close out the game in the final three innings allowing two hits and striking out three.
  • James Smibert led the Trojans with a 2-for-3 two-RBI performance from the plate with two runs scored as well as working out two walks.

Up Next

The Trojans will return to Scarborough Field to take on Saint Augustine's in a single game Monday with first pitch scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.