02/16/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2020 16:31
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- A 12-hit day was not enough for the MacMurray College baseball team, dropping the final game of the series with Maryville College, 11-5.
Senior turned in a 4-for-5 performance with a RBI. added three hits while had two.
It didn't take long for the Scots to get on the board after a leadoff triple was followed by a balk for a quick 1-0 lead. Freshman starter (0-1) struggled with command in the inning as the Scots plated five runs in the frame.
Back-to-back singles from Logsdon and Hale to leadoff the second left the Highlanders threatening early. After a popout, the pair moved 90 feet following a wild pitch. With two out, Lyle laced a RBI single up the middle, scoring Hale and putting MacMurray on the board, trailing 5-1 after one and a half.
Three straight singles to start the second chased Talley from the game, giving way to , with the visitors down 6-1. The junior induced a lineout, a popout and a strikeout to leave the bases loaded and limit further damage.
In the bottom of the third, Maryville tacked on three runs off four hits and aided by a pair of MacMurray errors. The Scots held a commanding 9-1 lead after four. Maryvile would score their final two runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth.
MacMurray plated a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning. With two outs and a runner on second, sophomore poked a single to right, driving in . McClintock moved to second on a wild pitch and came around to score on a single off the bat of Logsdon.
In the eighth, Lyle reached on an error and Wombacher was hit by a pitch. Senior singled to right, and an errant throw back to the infield allowed Lyle to score. drew a walk, loading the bases for McClintock. The sophomore transfer delivered with an RBI groundout, but the deficit was too large for MacMurray to overcome, unable to rally with their final four outs.
The Highlanders left 12 runners on base in the contest.
After a 9-day hiatus, the Highlanders will return to the field on Feb. 25 when they take on their crosstown rival, Illinois College. Game time at IC is scheduled for 1 p.m., weather permitting.