The Maryville College softball team dropped their sixth straight game on Friday with a pair of key USA South losses at Greensboro College by the scores of 3-0 and 6-5.
In the opening challenge against Greensboro, Maryville starting pitcher Josie Milam was touched for three earned runs in 1.2 innings on four hits that included a double and homerun to give the Pride an early 3-0 advantage. MC's Casey Joliff shut down the Pride bats over the next 4.1 innings allowing only a pair of hits to close out the game.
Maryville's offense, who came into the contest hitting .342 as a team, was shutout by Greensboro's Maddy Wetherholt. The sophomore right-hander did not allow a run in a complete game effort permitting only four hits while striking out two. Maddy's effort earned her the Pride's 15th win of the season while bringing her personal record to 10-4. MC's Milam falls to 4-2 on the season after taking the loss on the mound.
In the nightcap, the Pride's catcher Kaylee Johnson sent Hayley Rumley home in the first inning with a sacrifice fly to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
In the second inning, Madison Crisco, hitting ninth in the lineup, laced a bases-loaded single down the left field line driving in a pair of runs. Crisco's hit chased MC starter Casey Joliff from the mound after 1.1 innings of work. After two complete innings, Maryville trailed 3-0.
Back-to-back RBI singles by Kali Puckett and Brittainy Rush in the third made the score 5-0 in favor of the Pride.
Maryville tallied their first run of the day in the sixth when Aly Snider drove in Ashton Hayden with a sacrifice fly to left field. Alexus Murray made the score 5-3 with a two-RBI double scoring Morgan Brewer and Rachel Taylor.
Greensboro claimed the second game when Brittainy Rush drove a bases-loaded single to left field for the walk-off RBI scoring Cassie Collins.
Following five innings of seven-hit relief, Maryville's Nicole Blackburn suffered the loss allowing only a pair of earned runs.
The sweep moves Maryville to 17-11 on the season and 8-6 in league play. Greensboro advances to 16-13, 9-7 within the USA South.
The Scots will continue their USA South weekend road trip through Danville, Virginia on Saturday. MC will challenge the Cougars in a league double header beginning at 1:00 p.m.