Scots’ skid moves to six after sweep by Greensboro

Scots’ skid moves to six after sweep by Greensboro

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.


Jenna Roberts, Rachel Taylor, Morgan Brewer, and Sarah Gordon were the only Scots to record hits during the first match up.


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.


The Scots tied the game in the seventh when Rachel Taylor delivered a bases-loaded single up the middle scoring Christina White and Ashton Hayden.


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.


MC's 10-hit attack was paced by Ashton Hayden (2-for-4) and Rachel Taylor (2-for-3).


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.