Carpenter's blast not enough as Pride ends MC's season 9-6

Carpenter's blast not enough as Pride ends MC's season 9-6

The Maryville College baseball team was eliminated from the 2017 USA South baseball tournament in LaGrange, Georgia after Greensboro College posted six runs in the final three innings to out-pace the Scots 9-6 on Thursday evening.

 

Maryville (20-20) got on the scoreboard first when Hayden Hollingsworth scored on a Drew Johnson infield single in the bottom of the first inning.

 

Greensboro (23-16) tied the game in the fourth when Hunter Curtis singled through the left side sending Andrew Ray home.

 

The Scots regained their advantage in the bottom of the fourth taking advantage of a Greensboro miscue to score Joey Tomlinson.

 

The Pride posted a pair of unearned runs in the fifth giving them a 3-2 advantage.

 

Greensboro expanded their lead in the seventh when Brady Dignan singled to center field, scoring Zach Neumeister. Daniel Efird would plate the fifth Pride run following a Jimmy Short singled through the right side making the score 5-2.

 

Maryville would rally to tie the game at 5-5 following a Johnny Carpenter three-run blast scoring Drew Johnson and Andrew Henry.

 

Greensboro pulled away with a pair of unearned runs in the eighth and a two-RBI single by Brandon Soden scoring Brayden King and Jimmy Short.

 

The Scots late rally was fueled by a Bryce Redaya RBI single scoring Sam Jokerst, but Greensboro's Hunter Curtis closed the door for the Pride victory.

 

Maryville's Zach Messinger (2-5) suffered the loss in relief. Michael Hawks tossed 4.2 innings during the start allowing six hits and only one earned run.

 

With a pair of late innings of relief, Greensboro's Cameron Whitson (2-1) earned the victory on the hill allowing three hits and one earned run.

 

Maryville's 12-hit attack was paced by Hayden Hollingsworth (3-for-4) and Drew Johnson (3-for-4). Bryce Redaja and Sam Jokerts added a pair of hits in the Scots' finale.