No. 7 Trojans Take Series Finale From USC Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. --- No. 7 University of Mount Olive wrapped up a three-game series with the Pacers of USC Aiken taking a 12-7 victory on Sunday afternoon in Aiken, S.C.

Mount Olive 12, USC Aiken 7
Records: Mount Olive (5-2, 0-0 CC) USC Aiken (6-4, 0-0 PBC)
Location: Roberto Hernandez Stadium, Aiken, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive wasted no time attacking the Pacers as in only the second inning the Trojans' offense got to work. Aaron Hedgepeth got the run started with a one-out double to right center. Following a walk to Justin Lee and a single by Chris Douglas, Trae Sweeting singled past short to score Hedgepeth for the first run of the game.
  • Jordan Huntley pushed home two more runs as he found a gap in left center to give UMO a 3-0 lead.
  • Nate Estes continued Mount Olive's big inning with a three-run home run. 
  • Justin Carroll brought home the final run of the inning with an RBI-single to center and the Trojans exploded out to a 7-0 lead.
  • USC Aiken fought back to add a single run in the second and two runs in the fifth as UMO held a four-run advantage.
  • Drew Ellis and Lee both delivered two-RBI base hits in the top of the sixth, as the Trojans drove in four runs to give Mount Olive an 11-3 lead.
  • Mount Olive tacked on one run in the eighth and held off a late run from the Pacers in the bottom of the ninth to take the series finale win and the overall series win.


Up Next

Mount Olive will return home to Scarborough Field for their home-opener on Tuesday, February 20 against Catawba College. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.