Late rally lifts No. 2 Emory over Maryville

Late rally lifts No. 2 Emory over Maryville

The Maryville College Scots held the No. 2 Emory University Eagles, nearly earning a victory in the day's second game.

Emory used a late rally, however, to take the victory, 4-3. The Eagles took the sweep from the Scots, following an 8-0 game in five innings.

Maryville jumped to an early lead in the day's second game, plating a run in the top of the second. Jenna Roberts used an RBI single to center to score Alexus Murray, as the Scots took a 1-0 lead.

The Scots added a pair of runs in the top of the third. Rachel Taylor scored Savannah Cook with an RBI single up the middle, before Taylor was able to score off an Eagle error. Maryville held a 3-0 lead for most of the game, before Emory mounted its late run.

Lana Herrmann scored off of Cassie Baca's sacrifice flie, before Carter laced a two-RBI single. Alyssa Pollard and Taylor Forte each scored on the play, as the Eagles knotted the game at 3-all in the bottom of the fifth.

Herrmann found her second score of the game in a solo homer to right-center, taking the win, 4-3.

Maryville was led by Taylor's 2-for-3 effort, as the sophomore had an RBI and a run scored. Murray went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Cook was 1-for-4 with a run.

Emory saw Carter go 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Hermann went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

During the day's first game, the Eagles took the 8-0 win in eight innings.

Emory hung four runs in the bottom of the first, before adding an additional three in the bottom of the fourth. They added their eighth in the bottom of the fifth.

Maryville saw Taylor and Casey Joliff go 1-for-2 each, as they accounted for the only two hits Maryville could find.

For Emory, it was Pollard that went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, while Baca was 2-for-3 with two runs.

Maryville will return home this weekend, as they host two USA South Athletic Conference double headers on Saturday and Sunday.

The Scots will host Mary Baldwin at noon on Saturday, before facing Ferrum beginning at noon on Sunday.