On senior day at Nancy Chapman Cassell field, the Diamond Trojans took care of the Erskine flying fleet in game one scoring two runs in the third inning giving them their 23rd win of the season.
Mallory Ratcliff was up in the circle for the Trojans in game one and the sophomore pitched a solid game going all seven innings giving up only two hits with five strikeouts. The pitching staffs for both teams were dominant as neither team scored through the first two innings. Mount Olive broke the silence as they found the only runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning when C.B. Aycock graduate Cassandra Lassiter came home on a bases loaded walk. Heather Childress then crossed the plate after Megan Bryant singled to center field giving the Trojans the 2-0 lead.
Ratcliff remained tough in the circle not allowing the Erskine hitters to get comfortable as she kept them quiet moving her to 8-7 on the season. Designated player Megan Bryant had the best game at the plate for Mount Olive going 2-for-3 on the day as she was the only Trojan with multiple hits. Mount Olive weren’t able to pull off the sweep as they lost 10-1 in game two to Erskine giving them their 17th loss of the season. The Trojans came back on Sunday and bounced back with a sweep over Emmanuel College winning 3-1 in game one and 2-1 in game two.
Mount Olive will travel to Petersburg, Virginia on Wednesday April 10th for a doubleheader against Virginia State. The Trojans will then travel to “the school in Wilson” for doubleheader action against the Barton Bulldogs on Friday at 3 and 5.