No. 11 Mount Olive Baseball Tops Wingate 2-0

Photo by James Benson
Photo by James Benson

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- No. 11 University of Mount Olive Trojans defeated the Bulldogs of Wingate University 2-0 Wednesday afternoon at Scarborough Field in Mount Olive, N.C.

Mount Olive 2, Wingate 0

Records: Mount Olive (15-5) Wingate (15-9)
Location: Scarborough Field, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive saw an offensive stalemate for most of the game until the Trojans got rolling in the sixth.
  • Blake McLean drew a lead-off walk to get the ball rolling for UMO.
  • Gunner Tolston then singled down the right-field line moving McLean to third with still no one away.
  • The bases became loaded after JT Stone was hit by a pitch and Nate Estes gave UMO the lead with an RBI-single back up the middle and Mount Olive took the 1-0 advantage.
  • The Trojans tried to score one more run but a fielder's choice ended the inning as Wingate stepped on second to record the force out and end the sixth.
  • Mount Olive added a second run in the seventh off a Wingate error and moved out 2-0.
  • Zack Burke came in to close out the game for UMO and the Trojans took the second game of the series.


  • Mason Medlin (1-0) was credited with the win in relief going two-thirds of an inning and struck out one.
  • Zack Burke (1) picked up the save pitching the final three innings surrendering one hit and struck out five Bulldogs.
  • Nate Estes led the team with an RBI, going 1-for-3 at the dish.

Up Next

Mount Olive will hit the road to take on King University in a three-game Conference Carolinas series starting Saturday with a doubleheader at 12 p.m. and concluding with the series finale Sunday at 12 p.m.