White's walk-off RBI sends Scots streaking past Blue Streaks, 8-7

White's walk-off RBI sends Scots streaking past Blue Streaks, 8-7

Maryville College used a Christina White walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday, as the Scots down John Carroll University, 8-7.

Maryville moved to 3-1 on the season with the victory, tallying 11 hits without an error.

The right-fielder used a hard-hit single up the middle to score Christen Torres from third for the game-winning run in walk-off fashion.

The Blue Streaks struck first in the top of the second with a two-out rally. Back-to-back singles by Nicole Geringer and Jennie Broski put runners on, before Elizabeth Fraas launched a three-run bomb to left-center. That put John Carroll up, 3-0, early, but Maryville would retaliate.

A Rachel Taylor walk and an Alexus Murray single put runners on, before Aly Snider's sacrifice moved them to second and third. Torres' single up the middle plated both Murray and pinch runner Gabrielle Rathmell. Torres would steal second, before White's RBI double down the left-field line would score Torres to knot the game at three-all.

The Scots would take the lead in the bottom of the third, as a Murray RBI single would score Ashton Hayden who had singled and stole second. Going to the fourth, Maryville held its first lead, 4-3.

John Carroll would take over again in the fourth inning, however, as a pair of singles put runners on. Hannah Mizener scored on a wild pitch, before Maggie Gannon was plated by a Fraas RBI single to left for a 5-4 lead.

The Scots would regain control in the bottom of the inning, however, tallying a pair of their own. Taylor would launch a two-RBI single to left to score Hayden and White, as Maryville led 6-5 going to the fifth.

They wouldn't hold the lead long, as the Blue Streaks would streak again. Lauren Ogurek singled to right center to score Lindsay McKnight after she doubled earlier in the inning. Gannon would use a bunt single to score Mizener from third, as John Carroll held the 7-6 lead going sixth.

A Taylor Campbell RBI single would plated Ashton Hayden in the bottom of the sixth, before White's heroics would give Maryville the win.

Maryville (3-1) was led by White's 3-for-4 effort, as she had two RBI and a run scored. Hayden went 1-for-3 with a trio of runs scored, as Murray added 2-for-4 day with a run and an RBI. Taylor hit 1-for-2 with two RBI, as Torress added a 1-for-3 effort to go with a pair of RBI and a run plated.

Casey Joliff earned the win – her second of the day – in relief, as she pitched 2.2 innings. She gave up just three hits without a run.

The Blue Streaks (0-3) saw five players finish with two hits. Frass led the way with a 2-for-3 effort, adding on four RBI and a run scored.