Mount Olive Falls To Wingate, Lenoir-Rhyne In Mid-South Classic

Mount Olive Falls To Wingate, Lenoir-Rhyne In Mid-South Classic

Duncan, S.C. --- The University of Mount Olive softball team dropped a pair of games to Wingate University and Lenoir-Rhyne University, 4-3 and 7-2, on Saturday in the Mid-South Classic in Duncan, South Carolina.

Game 1: Wingate 4, Mount Olive 3
Game 2: Lenoir-Rhyne 7, Mount Olive 2
Mount Olive (9-10, 0-0 CC)
Wingate (9-9)
Lenoir-Rhyne (14-2)
Location: Tyger River Park, Duncan, S.C.

How It Happened
Game 1: Play-by-Play
Game 2: Play-by-Play


  • Mount Olive went down in order in the opening two innings as Wingate pitcher Aubrey Reep struck out five of the first six Trojan batters.
  • UMO broke free in the top of the third as sophomore Kelly Huffman knocked in a pair of runs with a single to center field that put the Trojans up 2-0.
  • The Bulldogs responded in the bottom half of the third with a run on a RBI single that trimmed UMO's lead to 2-1.
  • In the top of the sixth, the Trojans extended their lead to 3-1 as senior Caitlin Ewers singled through the left side to score senior JenniBeth Burge.
  • Wingate captured the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth, plating three runs in the Bulldogs' 4-3 win.


  • Freshman Karen Foley (0-6) picked up the loss in the circle pitching a complete six innings, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits while striking out five in the loss.
  • The Trojans recorded just three hits in the contest, as Huffman, Ewers, and junior Anna Ingram each recorded a base hit.


  • Mount Olive fell behind early as Lenoir-Rhyne plated a pair of runs in the top of the second to open a 2-0 lead.
  • The Trojans answered in the bottom half of the first, scoring a run on a RBI single up the middle by junior Kristin Power that scored freshman Mikayla Koch and pushed UMO within one at 2-1.
  • In the bottom of the fifth, UMO tied the game at two on a single down the left field line by Burge that plated Power.
  • The Bears exploded in the top of the seventh for five runs as Lenoir-Rhyne earned a 7-2 win over Mount Olive.


  • Freshman Emily Chaisson (5-2) received just her second loss of the season, pitching a complete seven innings, allowing just one earned run on 10 hits and striking out three.
  • Burge led the Trojans with a pair of hits and a RBI.


Mount Olive wraps up play in the Mid-South Classic on Sunday with a 10 a.m. meeting with Catawba College in Duncan, S.C.