MOUNT OLIVE — No. 11 University of Mount Olive Trojans defeated the Bulldogs of Wingate University 2-0 Wednesday afternoon at Scarborough Field in Mount Olive.
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.
Mount Olive will hit the road to take on King University in a three-game Conference Carolinas series starting Saturday with a doubleheader at noon and concluding with the series finale Sunday at noon.