No, 1 Mount Olive Falls To Pfeiffer In Opening Round Of Conference Carolinas Tournament

No, 1 Mount Olive Falls To Pfeiffer In Opening Round Of Conference Carolinas Tournament

Elon, N.C. --- The top-ranked University of Mount Olive fell to Pfeiffer University, 9-2, in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Thursday afternoon in Elon, N.C. The games were moved to Elon University after heavy rain made the Burlington Athletic Complex unplayable.

Score: Pfeiffer 9, Mount Olive 2
Records: Mount Olive (42-8) Pfeiffer (23-23)
Location: Latham Park, Elon, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive was able to snag the early momentum as the Trojans' Jose Lopez reached on a walk to lead off the bottom of the second. Lopez ended up on third following a balk and a flyout. David Mayo pushed home the first run of the game with an RBI-single to left center and UMO led 1-0.
  • The Trojans held Pfeiffer from doing much of anything until the Falcons exploded for eight runs in the top of the sixth. After a leadoff pop out, the next 10 batters reached base safely and Pfeiffer took an 8-1 lead.
  • Drew Ellis answered for UMO in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI-single down the left field line and the Trojans cut the deficit to six.
  • Pfeiffer again had the answer by plating a run in the top of the eighth to lead 9-2.
  • UMO was unable to put up much of a fight in the bottom of the ninth as the Trojans were retired in order to end the contest.


  • Bruce Zimmermann (9-2) took the loss on the mound as he went five and a third allowing eight runs off seven hits, two walks, and struck out seven.
  • Ellis and Mayo each led the team with a single RBI in the contest.

Up Next

Mount Olive falls into the losers bracket and will turn around to play the No. 5 seed Erskine College Friday at 11 a.m. in an elimination game at Latham Park in Elon, N.C.