Trojans Walk-Off Against Flying Fleet

Trojans Walk-Off Against Flying Fleet

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- University of Mount Olive baseball came back to walk-off in the bottom of the ninth against the Flying Fleet of Erskine College 3-2 on Friday evening at Scarborough Field in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 3, Erskine 2
Records: Mount Olive (23-8-1, 11-2 CC) Erskine (22-12, 8-5 CC)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • In a game that did not see a lot of scoring Mount Olive had to take advantage when they could and the Trojans did just that in the bottom of the third.
  • Nate Estes worked out a one-out walk to give UMO a base runner and then proceeded to steal second on the first pitch to the following batter Drew Ellis.
  • Ellis then drove in his teammate with an RBI-single down the left field line and Mount Olive took the game's first lead 1-0.
  • Estes became the Trojans second run when he wound up scoring in the bottom of the fifth on a wild pitch.
  • The Trojans' right fielder reached base via a fielding error by the Erskine right fielder and took second on the play. Estes advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Drew Ellis and then scored on the wild pitch to move UMO's lead out to 2-0.
  • Mount Olive seemed to have the game well in hand but late heroics by the Flying Fleet by way of a two-run home run in the top of the ninth tied the game and put the pressure back on the home nine in the bottom half.
  • A one-out double by Trae Sweeting set up the walk-off bloop RBI-single by Nate Estes as Sweeting slid home safely well ahead of the throw home and the Trojans took the first game of the series 3-2.  


  • Zach Vennaro (3-0) got the win for Mount Olive as he came into the game in the ninth to record the final out.
  • Nate Estes led the Trojans with a 2-for-3 one-RBI performance from the plate with two runs scored as well as working out two walks.

Up Next

The Trojans will remain at Scarborough Field to conclude the series with Erskine College with a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.