The Maryville College baseball team fell to 18-16 on the season after a 9-2 defeat at the hands of Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia on Tuesday afternoon.
The Scots' Hayden Hollingsworth, reigning USA South rookie of the week, tallied a pair of hits but the entire MC lineup managed only four collective hits off Wasp hurlers Chandler Kezele and Ethan Cave.
Emory & Henry posted a pair of runs in the bottom of the second when the Wasps played small ball and MC could not make the defensive plays. A pair of miscues combined with a hit made the score 2-0 in favor of the hosts.
E&H went up 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh when a two-out error sustained the inning before Hunter Jeffries singled down the left field line scoring Daulton Horne.
Maryville rallied in the eighth for a pair of runs when McKenzie Jackson walked and advanced to third on a Hollingsworth double down the left field line. Andrew Henry plated Jackson with a sacrifice fly before Hollingsworth trotted home on a throwing error on the same play.
The Wasps broke the game open in the bottom of the eighth when six runs crossed the plate after three hits, three walks, and a hit batter haunted MC's relievers.
Emory & Henry's Kezele earned the win on the mound with seven innings of two-hit pitching. Maryville's Ricky Ward suffered the loss after allowing only one earned run in 5.1 innings of work.
Maryville will now prepare to host USA South rival and No.2 nationally-ranked LaGrange College for a regular-season ending three game series beginning on Friday. First-pitch on Scotland Yard is slated for 7:00 p.m.