Davis pitches complete-game shutout, 3-0, over WPU

Davis pitches complete-game shutout, 3-0, over WPU

Maryville College followed a complete-game effort by Jordan Davis on Friday night, as the junior tossed a shutout against William Peace, 3-0.

Davis – a junior right hander – tossed nine innings of scoreless baseball to open the USA South Athletic series with a bang. He struck out nine Pacers, allowing just four hits and a trio of walks.

Davis earned his second win while wearing the Orange and Garnet, as it marks the first complete-game effort for him as a Scot.

MC tallied a trio of runs in the bottom of the second, aiding the junior to victory.

An Eric Hart single, a Mike Homan hit-by-pitch and a Peyton Sawyer walk loaded the bases for Maryville with no outs. Senior Joey Tomlinson plated the first run with a fielder's choice to shortstop, scoring Hart from third.

Wesley Peerson singled up the middle to load the bases again, before Kolton Hicks' fielder's choice scored Sawyer. The throw got away from the Pacers, allowing Tomlinson to score on the error for the 3-0 score.

Both teams would go scoreless the remainder of the game, as the Scots take the first game of the three-game slate.

Maryville College (17-13, 6-8 USA South) was led by Hart who went 3-for-4 with a run. Peerson was 2-for-3, while Christian Poulsen went 1-for-4 to round out the Scots' six-hit attack. Tomlinson had an RBI and a run, as Hicks added an RBI of his own. Sawyer also scored a run in the win.

William Peace (8-19, 4-12) saw Nathan Holt, Michael Sterne, Tyler Galloway and Parker Fernstrum combine for one hit each in the loss.

Maryville College will return to action tomorrow, April 6, as they look to clinch the conference series over William Peace. First pitch on Scotland Yard is slated for 2 p.m.