Scots fight off early inning miscues with a six-run seventh to down Oneonta, 9-3

Scots fight off early inning miscues with a six-run seventh to down Oneonta, 9-3

A walk would load the bags four times in the first four innings, as the Scots would fought off early miscues to take a 9-3 win over SUNY-Oneonta.

Maryville moved to 14-2 on Monday night, as they used a six-run rally in the bottom of the seventh. The Scots had a trio of errors and four bases-loaded situations, as the defense pushed its way through early on.

MC held the Red Dragons to an 0-for-5 performance with the bags juiced, as Oneonta left 12 runners stranded in the contest.

Andrew Henry, Alden Wright and Evan Ezell each recorded a two-hit night, as key relief by Trevor Townsend, Zach McGee, Zach Messinger, Cameron Long and Seth Cooper combined to give up just one run on five hits.

Monday night's win marks the seventh game of MC's 14-win season in which the Scots have won with two or more errors.

A slew of Maryville miscues in the top of the second would put the Dragons on the board first. A single, a pair of errors and a walk would load the bases. The Scots would tally a pair of outs, before Mickey Mullins could score from third on a wild pitch. Going to the bottom of the first, MC trailed 1-0.

The Scots would answer in the bottom of the inning, however, as Wright would reach on a single and a throwing error on the play that moved him to second. A wild pitch would send him to third, before he would score on a double-play ball to knot the game at 1-all headed to the third.

A trio of consecutive walks juiced the bags for the third time in as many innings for SUNY-Oneonta, as the Red Dragons would take advantage. Brandon Laventure would record the first RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Dalton Beatty from third for a 2-1 score.

Maryville would once again retaliate in the bottom of the inning to take their first lead. Ezell used a leadofff single up the middle, before Hayden Hollingsworth earned the RBI with a blistering triple down the right-field line. Henry would promptly plate Hollingsworth with an RBI single up the middle, as the Scots took at 3-2 lead to the fourth.

The back-and-forth banter would continue in the top of the fourth, as a walk and a hit-and-run single put runners on the corners. Beatty's RBI single through the right side would take a hop over the defender, as Christopher Iametti would score from third. A walk would juice the bag for the fourth time, before Trevor Townsend would earn the strikeout to keep the score knotted at 3-all.

The scoring halted until the bottom of the seventh inning, when three-straight errors boarded a run for MC. Hollingsworth's sacrifice bunt was tossed away for the error, as Ezell scored from second on the play. Henry would tally his second RBI of the night with a single through the left side to score Patrick Messinger, before Johnny Carpenter followed the same path to score Hollingsworth. Wright lifted a blooper to left for an RBI as Henry scored from second. A Joey Tomlinson walk loaded the bases, before Christian Poulsen's RBI fielder's choice plated Carpenter from third. Wright would trot home two pitches later on a wild pitch to make the score 9-3 in favor of Maryville.

The Scots (14-2) were led by Henry, Wright and Ezell. Each went 2-for-3, while Wright and Ezell had a pair of runs. Henry added a run to go with two RBI, as Wright tallied an RBI as well.

Hollingsworth was 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Carpenter had a hit, a run and an RBI, while Poulsen added an RBI. Patrick Messinger scored a run.

SUNY-Oneonta (2-4) was led by Laventure's 2-for-4 night, as he had an RBI. Iametti scored a run on four walks for the Red Dragons.

Maryville will have a day off, before they travel to Sewanee on Wednesday, March 7. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.