02/26/13 — No. 2-ranked Trojans rebound from first loss of the season

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No. 2-ranked Trojans rebound from first loss of the season

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on February 26, 2013 1:47 PM

MOC Sports Information

MOUNT OLIVE -- Cody Britt and Zak Orrison each drove in four runs during No. 2-ranked Mount Olive College pounded North Greenville, 22-5, in the decisive game of their Conference Carolinas series on Monday afternoon.

Chris Orphanus tossed 42/3 innings of two-hit relief for the Trojans, who avenged a second-game loss to the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon. Tyler Farmer and Jermaine Berry each collected three RBI.

MOC rose to 13-1 overall this season.

The Trojans led 9-5 through 51/2 innings and broke the game opening during their sixth at-bat. Lead-off batter drew a bases-loaded RBI walk to ignite a 10-run uprising that continued with Zak Orrison's two-RBI single.

After a wild pitch advanced runners to second and third, Geno Escalante singled home a run and a second run scored on an errant throw to the plate. Escalante scored on a double by Daniel Oliver, who reached base in all five of his plate appearances.

After Braden Reitano singled, Berry followed with a two-run double as the Trojans batted around without an out and stretched the lead to 17-5.

Berry went to third on a groundout, the first out of the inning, and scored on a wild pitch. Dunlavey walked and scored the final run of the inning on Britt's double to left, which came within inches of leaving the park.

MOC collected 18 hits and drew 15 walks against seven North Greenville pitchers. Berry and Orrison pounded out three hits apiece.

The Trojans play host to St. Augustine's on Thursday. First pitch is 2:30 p.m.