No. 14 Mount Olive Walks-Off Against Barton 8-7

No. 14 Mount Olive Walks-Off Against Barton 8-7

Mount Olive, N.C. --- No. 14 University of Mount Olive walked off in the bottom of the ninth inning on a bases loaded walk to take down archrival Barton College 8-7 at Scarborough Field in Conference Carolinas Baseball Friday night.

Score: Mount Olive 8, Barton 7
Records: Mount Olive (13-4, 4-0 CC), Barton (14-5, 1-3 CC)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive fell behind early as Barton jumped out to a 4-0 lead after a home run in the top of the second and a trio of runs that came home in the top of the fifth.
  • The Trojans bounced back in the bottom of the fifth as a walk with one away by Trae Sweeting was picked up with a Drew Ellis home run to bring the deficit to 4-2.
  • The sixth inning saw scoring from both the Bulldogs and Trojans as Barton tacked on a run on a wild pitch in the top half.
  • Jose Lopez recorded his first RBI of the game with a two-run home run to left-center as he came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the fifth. Ellis picked up another RBI with a single to right to tie the game at five. A bases loaded wild pitch gave UMO its first lead of the game 6-5.
  • Barton tied the game in the top of the seventh, but again UMO had the answer in the bottom half with an RBI-double by Lopez.
  • The Bulldogs fought back in the top of the ninth with two walks to lead off the inning causing an RBI-single by Shawn Montren to prove costly as the go-ahead run scored from second.
  • UMO's final set of at bats proved to be the difference as the bases were loaded after a walk to Nate Estes, a hit by pitch to Tony Salvaggio, and a bunt single by Zach Mozingo.
  • Lopez came up and did enough working out a four-pitch walk to plate the walk-off run in Estes, and the Trojans won 8-7.


  • Zach Mozingo (1-0) picked up the win on the hill for Mount Olive as he pitched the final three innings, allowing a single run, off one hit and struck out four.
  • Jose Lopez led the Trojans offense, coming off the bench with two hits, a walk, and four RBI in his three at bats.
  • Drew Ellis was close behind Lopez as he drove in three runs in his 3-for-5 performance.

Up Next

Mount Olive will wrap-up the three-game series with Barton College tomorrow at Scarborough Field with a double header. First pitch on Saturday is set for 12 p.m.