Ferrum sweeps USA South doubleheader from Scots 9-1, 12-9

Ferrum sweeps USA South doubleheader from Scots 9-1, 12-9

Behind outstanding starting pitching, Ferrum College swept Maryville College in a USA South double header on MC's Scotland Yard by the scores of 9-1 and 12-9 on Saturday.


The Panther's Hunter Peck (4-1) tossed a complete game four-hitter while striking out a dozen Scots. The lone run allowed by the left-hander was unearned.


In contrast, Ferrum tallied five earned runs off MC starter Evan Heffner in the first 4.2 innings.


Ferrum's 12-hit attack was paced by Dominick Claxton and Ty Comer who each tallied a trio of hits. Comer, Jake Martin, and Drew Calohan each stroked homeruns for the Panthers.


In the second challenge of the day, Ferrum's Dillon Weaver tossed a three-hit shutout over five complete innings to earn his first win of the season.


Maryville, trailing 4-0 after five, fought back against relievers Trevor Otey and Braxton Wheeler to score nine runs in the final four innings. The comeback was thwarted when Jacob Holland closed the gave for a save with a key strikeout.


Ferrum (11-10, 6-2 USA South) was paced offensively by Dominick Claxton (3-for-5) and Lane Deaver (inside the park grand slam).


Maryville's Anthony Rodriguez (2-2) suffered the loss on the mound. The lefty scattered five hits over five innings allowing five earned runs.


The Scots (12-11, 6-5 USA South) were led on offense by Eric Hart (3-for-5) while Andrew Henry, Logan Hayes, and Drew Johnson each had a pair of hits. Johnson deposited a homerun on Honaker Field for a grand slam in the ninth.


The league series will conclude on Sunday. First pitch on Scotland Yard is set for 1:00 p.m.