Scots' late rally not enough against Emory, 8-3

Scots' late rally not enough against Emory, 8-3

Maryville College's seventh-inning rally wasn't enough in the second game of the day against the Emory University Eagles, as the visitors forced the split, 8-3.

MC trailed 8-0 going to the bottom of the seventh, as the Scots came alive with two outs. Alexus Murray and Morgan Brewer both drew hit-by-pitches, before Sarah Gordon's RBI single up the middle plated Murray. Ashton Hayden drew a walk to load the bases, before Christina White's two-RBI single to short scored Brewer and pinch runner Grace Gordon. It wouldn't be enough, however, as the Eagles forced the split of the non-conference game.

Maryville took the opening contest by a score of 2-1.

Emory scored first in the bottom of the first inning. A leadoff single by Cassie Baca put a runner on, as the shortstop stole second. Mattie Ryan scored Baca with a single up the middle for a 1-0 Eagles' lead early.

Emory would add a second run in the bottom of the third in much the same manner. Jenna Wilson singled up the middle to lead off the inning, as she stole second. A Baca groundout put her on third, before Sarah Katz's RBI single to right made the score 2-0.

Back-to-back singles by Meghan Murphy and Lana Herrmann put runners on for Emory, as the Eagles' Greta Wilker went yard. Wilker's three-run blast down the left-field line scored Murphy and pinch runner Sam Vincent for a 5-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh, a pair of errors aided the Eagles in securing an 8-0 advantage. Ryan found an RBI with a double to left-center, as Sami Feller scored on an error. A second error allowed the inning to continue, as Baylee Walls' RBI single up the middle plated Herrmann for the eight-run lead.

Maryville rallied in the bottom of the seventh, but it wouldn't be enough, 8-3.

The Scots (6-4) were led by Sarah Gordon and White who each went 1-for-3. White had a pair of RBI, while Sarah Gordon added one. Taylor Campbell went 2-for-3 for Maryville to wrap up the Scots' four hits.

Brewer, Murray and Grace Gordon each added runs for MC on the day.

Emory (3-3) was paced by Ryan who went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Baca was 2-for-5 with one run, while Wilker went 1-for-4 with a run and three RBI on her home run.

In all, the Eagles totaled 12 hits in the second game, with Katz and Walls each recording an RBI.

Maryville will look next to a weekend road trip. The Scots will travel to North Carolina, facing off with Methodist University in a non-conference double-header at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The Scots will then take on N.C. Wesleyan College in a Saturday double-header at 1 p.m.