Miscues haunt Scots' comeback bid against Bishops

Miscues haunt Scots' comeback bid against Bishops

The Maryville College baseball team dropped the rubber match of a key three-game series with North Carolina Wesleyan College by the score of 10-6 on Sunday afternoon on MC's Scotland Yard.


A 4-for-4 effort by Hayden Hollingsworth and three-hit day by Jake Petersen with four RBI was not enough for the Scots to bring home the league challenge.


Maryville got on the scoreboard in their first at bat when Hollingsworth singled and stole second base. A sacrifice bunt put Hollingsworth 90-feet away before Jake Petersen directed a perfectly placed bunt single for the games first RBI.


A two-out opposite field double by Alec Titmus put the Bishops up 2-1 in the second inning scoring Nate Gardner and Caleb Narron.


The Scots evened the score in the third exactly how they scored in the first. Hollingsworth dashed home on a Petersen RBI bunt single down the first base line.


A pair of two-out singles by Max Johnson and Brad Pennington gave the Bishops a 4-2 advantage in the fourth.


A two-out wild pitch followed by a single by NC Wesleyan's Titmus pushed the visitor's lead to 6-2 in the fifth.


Wesleyan tacked on a pair of runs in the sixth with RBI singles by Trey Croom and Caleb Narron.


Maryville rallied with a one out,  two-RBI single to left field by third baseman Mike Homan scoring Johnny Carpenter and Alden Wright. After six complete, NCW led 8-4.


MC's Jake Petersen pushed his fourth run across the plate in the seventh inning with a two-RBI double to right center field scoring Hollingsworth and Andrew Henry.


The Bishops took advantage of a pair of Maryville miscues in the ninth adding two runs to make the score 10-6.


Seven MC hurlers combined to give up 14 hits and six earned runs while the Scots' defense committed five errors in the loss.


Maryville (9-2, 1-2 USA South) will host Spaulding University on Tuesday for a non-conference challenge on Scotland Yard. First pitch is slated for 3:00 p.m.