Baseball earns their fifth consecutive 20+ win season with 8-6 victory Berea

Baseball earns their fifth consecutive 20+ win season with 8-6 victory Berea

The Maryville College baseball team earned their 20th victory of the season defeating USA South foe Berea College 8-6 in the second game of a three-game league series in Berea, Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

 

The Scots went up 1-0 in the first inning on a Christian Poulsen sacrifice fly scoring Logan Hayes. Berea answered in their first at-bat with a groundout RBI.

 

The Mountaineers took a 4-1 lead in the fourth on an RBI single and a two-RBI double by Issac Peters and Josh Wilson.

 

Maryville answered in the fifth when Eric Hart singled to score Gabe Lopez and Poulsen scored on a Peyton Sawyer RBI fielder's choice.

 

The Scots tied the game 4-4 in the sixth when Joey Tomlinson scored on a Lopez single up the middle.

 

MC scratched a run across the plate in the seventh when Ian Campbell dashed home on a Mike Homan single to left field.

 

Berea took the lead in the eighth inning with an RBI double by Crowe and an RBI single by Higdon putting the Mountaineers up 6-5 going into the Scots' last offensive inning.

 

MC's Mike Homan scored an unearned run on a Cody Gregory infield single before Gregory touched home plate on a passed ball to complete Maryville's scoring.

 

DJ Cooper tossed six innings during his start on the mound for the Scots. The freshman right-hander scattered six hits while allowing only three earned runs. Senior Samuel Joiner earned the win in relief going two innings and striking out five. Jacob Gossett earned his first save of the season after striking out three to close the ballgame.

 

Maryville's 13-hit offensive attack was paced by Mike Homan's 3-for-5 afternoon. Gabe Lopez, Logan Hayes, and Joey Tomlinson each tallied a pair of hits.

 

The 20-win season is Head Coach Cody Church's fifth-consecutive 20+ win campaign, a new program standard for consecutive 20+win seasons.

 

The win advances Maryville to 20-14 and 9-9 in USA South action.