Baseball completes sweep of Wittenberg with an 11-hit attack

Baseball completes sweep of Wittenberg with an 11-hit attack

The Maryville College diamondmen completed the sweep of Wittenberg University with a 5-4 victory over the Tigers on MC's Scotland Yard late Wednesday evening.


Wittenberg lit up the scoreboard early with a pair of runs in the first inning. Matt Baker scored on a Hayden Knox single to left field before Knox dashed home on a Ryan Probst RBI single through the right side of the Scots' infield.


Maryville took the lead in the third inning when Jake Petersen took a bases-loaded walk to score Augustus Fraley. A wild pitch sent Logan Hayes home before Christian Poulsen took a stroll home on a Mike Homan sacrifice fly.


Leading 3-2, the Scots tallied a run in the fourth inning when Logan Hayes scored on a Poulsen RBI single up the middle.


MC's 4-2 advantage quickly went away after Jack Hollinshead deposited a two-run blast on to Honaker field to knot the score 4-4.


The eventual game-winning run was scored in the fifth inning when Nelson Smith sent Peyton Sawyer homeward with a single through the right side of the Tiger's infield.


Isaac Wiley started for the Scots allowing four hits over 4.1 innings of work. Tyler Stubbs earned his first collegiate mound victory allowing just one hit over 3.2 innings of work. Samuel Joiner tallied his second save of the season after striking out a pair in the ninth.


Maryville's 11-hit offensive attack was paced by four Scots getting a pair of hits each. Christian Poulsen (2-for-4), Peyton Sawyer (2-for-4), Nelson Smith (2-for-4), and Logan Hayes (2-for-4) led MC at the plate.


The Scots will host USA South foe Brevard College this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned to or @MCScots via social media to see any schedule updates due to weather.