|Baseball Swept by #15 Mt. Olive|
|Saturday, 14 April 2007|
|Mount Olive, NC---Pfeiffer was swept by #15 Mount Olive in CVAC baseball action Saturday afternoon. Mount Olive won the first game, on a home run in the bottom of the ninth, by a score of 7-6. The Falcons lost the second game 7-2. |
Eric Lovett gave Mount Olive (40-11 overall, 20-3 CVAC) a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first after Dustin Richardson kept the inning alive with a two-out single. The Trojans added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, while Pfeiffer scored two runs in the top of the sixth.
The Trojans recorded 14 hits, but the Falcons converted five double plays to keep themselves in the game.
Pfeiffer (24-24, 13-10) took its first lead of the game with three runs in the seventh as Tyler Smith singled in a run and Ryan Brown added a two-run single to put the Falcons on top 5-4. The Trojans tied the game in the bottom of the seventh when Lovett scored on Josh Carter’s rbi-double. Pfeiffer regained the lead in the top of the eighth.
Richardson drew a walk to lead off the inning and Lovett sent a 2-0 pitch out of the park to give the Trojans the win 7-6.
Ted Pelech (2-0) relieved Trojan starter Judson Smith in the seventh and picked up the win. Pfeiffer reliever Chris Russell (3-3) took the loss.
The Trojans did all of their scoring early in the nightcap as an error, a wild pitch and Lovett’s rbi-single gave Mount Olive a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
Mount Olive broke the game open with five runs in the third as the first six Trojans all reached base.
Pfeiffer got on the scoreboard in the fourth on Bryan Braxton’s leadoff home run, his seventh of the year. The Falcons capped the scoring with a two-out rally in the seventh as Kyle Pugh doubled and scored on Emmanuel Turner’s single.
Pfeiffer starter Jonathan McDaniel (7-3) went the distance, allowing nine singles and retiring the side in order in each of the final three innings.
Weather permitting, Mount Olive and Pfeiffer conclude their three-game series Sunday at Scarborough Field. Forecasts are calling for heavy rain to end by noon, then resume late afternoon,. Game time has been moved back an hour to 2 p.m.