Maryville College gave up five unearned runs on Tuesday afternoon, as the Scots fell in game one, 7-2, to the No. 18 Emory University Eagles.
The Scots tallied four errors on the day, while only giving up two earned runs. They left seven runners on during the game on their seven-hit day.
Five of the Eagles' first six runs ranked as unearned following MC's errors against the Top-25 squad.
Emory struck first in the bottom of the first inning. Cassie Baca singled as the leadoff, before a bunt single from Taylor Forte moved her to third with nobody covering the bag. A sacrifice fly from Amy Wray would score Baca from third, as the Eagles held a 1-0 advantage.
An error aided Emory in the bottom of the second. With a runner on via error, Lana Herrmann blasted a two-out, two-run shot down the left-field line to score Sam Vincent for a 3-0 ballgame. Both runs in the inning were unearned.
Back-to-back errors in the bottom of the fourth would help the Eagles again. Ashley Powers used an RBI single to left to score a runner from third. Baca earned a two-RBI single to left-center to score Powers and Vincent. The trio of unearned runs gave Emory a 6-0 lead going to the fifth inning.
Jenna Wilson singled and stole second, before Vincent singled. Wilson scored on the play in the bottom of the fifth, earning only Emory's second earned run of the day. The Eagles led 7-0 going to the sixth.
Maryville plated their first run in the top of the sixth. After Rachel Taylor singled up the middle, Aly Snider was able to reach on a fielder's choice error to third. Gabrielle Rathmell scored from second on the errant throw, as Snider advanced to second. Alexus Murray laced an RBI double through the right side, scoring Snider from second on the play. The Scots' rally wouldn't be enough, however, as Emory took the win, 7-2.
MC was led by two-hit days from Murray, Taylor and Ashton Hayden. Murray was 2-for-3, while Taylor and Hayden each went 2-for-4. Christen Torres was 1-for-3 with a double, while Rathmell and Snider each recorded runs in the game.
Emory saw Baca and Forte go 2-for-4 each, as Baca had two RBI and a run scored. Herrmann was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI and a run scored, while Vincent was 1-for-2 with a pair of runs.