Scots defeat Brevard 7-6 in extra innings; Second game halted by darkness with MC leading 9-2

Scots defeat Brevard 7-6 in extra innings; Second game halted by darkness with MC leading 9-2

The Maryville College baseball team advanced to 11-2 on the season with a thrilling 7-6 extra inning road win over Brevard College on Saturday afternoon in Brevard, North Carolina.

 

The Scots lit up the scoreboard first in the second inning when Mike Homan, who earlier singled to center field, scored on a Hayden Hollingsworth infield single.

 

Brevard answered in the third inning when Donny Carsillo scored Beau Shealy on a sacrifice fly before Chriatian Ezzell blasted a two-run homerun to put the Tornados up 3-1.

 

MC made the score 3-2 in the fourth scoring an unearned run on an Evan Ezell RBI groundout.

 

The Scots took a brief lead in the fifth 4-3 capitalizing on one of four Brevard miscues on the day. Andrew Henry and Jake Petersen each scored unearned runs, one on an RBI fielder's choice by Bryce Redaja.

 

Brevard evened the score in the fifth when Carsillo drove in his second run of the day via a sacrifice fly.

 

In the seventh, Maryville sent Jake Petersen home after Drew Johnson reached on an error by the shortstop. Brevard took the lead in the bottom of the frame when a leadoff double came around to score on an infield groundout. The Tornados took the lead on an unearned run when Ezzell reached on an error.

 

MC rallied to tie the game in the eighth when Evan Ezell led off the inning with a single. Pinch runner McKenzie Jackson promptly stole second and advanced to third base on an errant throw. Shortstop Patrick Messinger drove a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Jackson.

 

In the tenth inning, Maryville earned the victory when Mike Homan and Eric Hart led off the inning with back-to-back singles. After Messinger advanced the pair with a sacrifice, Andrew Henry collected his second consecutive game winning RBI with an infield groundout scoring pinch runner Logan Hayes.

 

On the mound, MC's Anthony Rodriguez tossed 4.2 innings scattering four hits and allowing three earned runs. The bullpen preserved the victory with strong outings by Zach Messinger, Zach McGee, Jerod Dickey, and Samuel Joiner. They handed the ball off to Christian Poulsen who finished off the final 2.1 innings not allowing a hit while earning his third win of the season.

 

Maryville's 12-hit attack was paced by Jake Petersen's 3-for-5 effort. Johnny Carpenter and Hayden Hollingsworth added a pair of hits.

 

The second game of the double header was halted by darkness in the bottom of the sixth with Maryville holding a 9-2 lead. The game will resume on Sunday before the third game of the non-league series begins. Action is set to begin at 1:00 on Sunday.