Campbell's blast, Joliff's relief not enough to overcome three errors, 5-2

Campbell's blast, Joliff's relief not enough to overcome three errors, 5-2

Maryville College suffered their second USA South loss of the season on Friday afternoon, as the Scots fell to Huntingdon College in game two of the series, 5-2.

The Scots' offense was held at bay Huntingdon's Madison Hunt, while a trio of errors proved costly. Four of the Hawks' five runs were unearned in the loss.

Hunt pitched a complete game to move to 8-4, as she allowed just six hits – four of those coming in the sixth inning or later. She struck out a pair of Scots.

Casey Joliff allowed the Scots' offense a chance to bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, as Maryville couldn't complete the rally. Joliff went six innings without allowing a hit. She walked just two while strikeout one in her effort.

Taylor Campbell blasted her fifth home run of the season in the game, as she now sits tied with Essence Strambler for the most on the Maryville squad.

Huntingdon College would take advantage of an error in the top of the first to score the first runs of the ball game. A single and a walk put two runners on, before a throwing error on what would have been the third out allowed Rayne Ellis to score from second. Paige Taylor would follow suit with a two-RBI shot off the fence in left-center to score McKenzie Ridgeway and Caitlyn Caffee for a 3-0 Hawks' lead.

A pair of errors in the second would again hinder the Scots. Maggie Porter doubled down the left-field line to lead off the inning, before a muffed catch would put runners on second and third. Alyssa Singleterry would loft a two-RBI single up the middle, before a fielding error on the play would allow Singleterry to advance to third. MC's defense would hold, as Huntingdon took at 5-0 lead to the bottom of the second with only one earned run.

Campbell would put Maryville on the board in the bottom of the second. The freshman blasted her fifth home run of the season with a solo shot to left. The homer gave cut the Hawks' lead to four, 5-1.

The Hawks would sit down 12-straight Scots, before Morgan Brewer would break the silence in the bottom of the sixth. The third baseman doubled to right-center, before Christina White's single up the middle left runners on the corners. Strambler would earn the RBI with a single to left to make the score 5-2 headed to the seventh inning.

The Scots would bring the tying run to the plate in the seventh with no outs, before Huntingdon would sit down three straight.

Maryville (21-10, 10-2 USA South) was led by Campbell's 2-for-3 afternoon, as she had an RBI and a run on her solo shot. Brewer was 1-for-3 with a run, while Strambler went 1-for-3 with an RBI. White and Murray each added hits for MC.

For Huntingdon (16-18, 6-6), it was Alyssa Singleterry and Paige Taylor who each went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI.