Zak Orrison had five hits and Joe Koehler added four hits as University of Mount Olive salvaged a doubleheader split and captured the series win with a 20-2 victory over Emmanuel College Saturday at Franklin Springs, Ga. Emmanuel took game one 5-4.
Mount Olive (8-6 overall, 4-2 Conference Carolinas) scored five runs in the top of the first inning in game two and never looked back. Orrison led off the game with a double and Koehler doubled home a run in the inning. Koehler, who homered in Friday's series-opening win, added a run-scoring single in a three-run fifth inning and an rbi-triple in a six-run ninth inning to come within a home run of becoming the sixth player in Trojan history to hit for the cycle.
Koehler scored four runs and drove in three runs, while Orrison is believed to have set a school record with eight at bats in a nine-inning game. Alvin Swoop added three hits to the Trojans' 21-hit attack.
Mount Olive led 4-3 in game one, but Emmanuel tied the game in the bottom of the sixth as Hanon Price hit a leadoff triple and scored on Derrick Cars' single. The Lions won the game in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off bases loaded walk.
The Trojans return to action Wednesday as Mount Olive travels to Sumter, S.C., for a neutral-site game against Armstrong Wednesday. Game time is 6 p.m.