SCOTS BY 90: MC scores 90 unanswered in moving to 8-0 in USA South play

SCOTS BY 90: MC scores 90 unanswered in moving to 8-0 in USA South play

Scots by 90.

Maryville College continued their shutout run on Sunday, as MC has now scored 90 unanswered runs to earn their seventh-straight USA South blank with a pair of run-rule wins over Berea College.

Maryville moved to 8-0 within the USA South with 15-0 and 16-0 wins over the Mountaineers, as they've outscored league opponents 92-2, which includes their 90-run streak.

"That is just an amazing statistic to me and the team," Head Coach Leah Kelley said. "We are just playing to a standard. That statistic shows everyone on the team is doing their job. Pitchers are shutting down hitters. Our defense is making plays, and our hitters are swinging at good pitches. Our focus is playing to a standard and not worrying about the scoreboard. Right now, we are playing to the Scots' standard of softball."

MC has won eight-straight games, as the pair of double-digit wins mark the ninth time this season that Maryville has scored 10 or more runs and the fourth game in which they have scored 15 or more.

Maryville leads the league with a .0341 batting average and scoring. Maryville has tallied 6.67 points per contest this year. They also lead the USA South with a .453 slugging percentage.

MC's 10 shutouts ranks 15th in the nation.

 

GAME ONE: Maryville 15, Berea 0 (5 innings)

Maryville College took game one, 15-0, in a five-inning contest, as both Taylor Campbell and Rachel Taylor tallied home runs.

MC scored 15 runs on 15 hits, as they recorded 15 RBI in the contest.

Morgan Corland earned the victory in the circle, as she pitched a complete five-inning contest. She struck out five, while allowing just five hits.

Maryville struck in the first innings, as a trio of walks loaded the bases. Campbell used a sacrifice fly to center to score Christina White from third. Alexus Murray added an RBI double to right to score Essence Strambler, as MC led 2-0 after one inning.

MC would add three more in the second inning. White pushed a two-RBI single to left to score Ashton Hayden and Sarah Gordon. Strambler would double to send White to third, before Taylor's sacrifice fly to left scored White from third for a 5-0 lead.

Hayden would tally an RBI with a double to left, before Morgan Brewer's RBI single to center scored Hayden on the next play. The two runs made the score 7-0 in MC's favor.

Three additional runs in the top of the fourth would make it a double-digit lead for the Scots. White singled before swiping both second and third, as a Strambler walk and steal put a pair of runners in scoring position. Taylor's sacrifice fly – her second of the game – would plate White, before Campbell would blast a two-run shot to score Strambler.

Maryville would add five more runs in the fifth to run-rule the Mountaineers in the fifth. A walk and a pair of singles loaded the bases, before Strambler's two-RBI single to left scored Brewer and Hayden. Taylor would follow that with a three-run bomb to score Strambler and White scored on the play for the 15-0 final.

Maryville (13-6, 6-0 USA South) was led by Taylor's 1-for-1 effort, as the senior added a run and five RBI with her pair of sacrifice flies and home run. Hayden was 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, as Strambler added a 2-for-2 effort with three runs and two RBI. White went 2-for-3 with four runs and a pair of RBI, as Campbell was 2-for-3 with a trio of RBI and a run. Murray, Christen Torres and Gordon each recorded a hit, while Murray had an RBI and Gordon a pair of runs.

Leadoff hitter Savannah Fallis led the Mountaineers (2-12, 0-4) with her 2-for-3 effort.

 

GAME TWO: Maryville 16, Berea 0 (6 innings)

Brewer had a hand in seven of the Scots 16 runs in game two, as they exploded for a nine-run sixth. The rally gave MC a run-rule victory, 16-0.

Casey Joliff dealt a gem within the circle, as the earned the two-hit shutout. The junior had one strikeout without a single walk.

Maryville College struck in the first inning again. A pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases for MC, before Taylor would earn the RBI. He groundout allowed Brewer to score, giving Maryville a 1-0 lead after one inning.

A single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch would again load the bases in the top of the second inning. White drew a walk for an RBI to score Gordon, before Strambler's sacrifice fly to left plated Hayden. A wild pitch would plate Brewer from third, as the Scots took a 4-0 lead.

In the third, Maryville would again add three runs. Gordon singled to third to score Campbell, before Torres would scurry home on a wild pitch. Brewer's groundout scored Gordon from third, as Maryville led 7-0.

The Scots would stall until the sixth, before exploding for nine runs. Brewer singled, before stealing third and advancing home on a wild pitch. White would follow suit on a wild pitch, before a Torres bases-loaded walk scored Taylor for the RBI. An error allowed Murray and Campbell to score, before Brewer's two-RBI double to center scored Hayden and Torres. White traded places with Brewer with an RBI double of her own, before Strambler would single to left to score White. MC would take the win, 16-0.

Maryville (15-6, 8-0) saw Brewer go 3-for-4 with four runs and a trio of RBI. White was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, as Campbell went 2-for-3 with two runs. Gordon was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, as Torres went 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. Strambler went 1-for-3 with two RBI, as Taylor had an RBI and a run scored. Murray added a run, as Hayden had two runs and two RBI with a pair of walks.

Berea (2-14, 0-6) saw Devan Dowdell and Madison Stanfield combine for a hit each in the Mountaineers two-hit attack.

The Scots will travel to Claremont, Fla. for Spring Break on March 21-23. They will play six non-conference games on the road trip.