MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Trojans baseball team defeated Coker University in a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Scarborough Field.
UMO beat the South Carolina baseball team 14-0 in the first game and 6-4 in the second game of nonconference action.
UMO improves to 3-0 overall, while Coker falls to 0-4.
In the first game, Trojan Gunner Tolston blasted a three-run shot in the bottom of the first to propel UMO to an early advantage.
In the fifth inning, Stephen Baughan singled home Dusty Baker, and Zach Smith’s RBI-single extended the Trojans’ lead to 5-0 to end the scoring in the fifth. The sixth inning proved to be the final deciding blow as UMO pushed home six runs, highlighted by Jack Casbarro’s two RBI-single, and pushed the Trojans’ lead to 10-0. Mount Olive went on to add four more runs en route to the shutout.
Tolston led the team with five RBI and Reed Parris (1-0) recorded his first win on the season going six complete innings, allowing three hits and struck out nine.
In the second game, Coker took an early lead after the third inning on an RBI single. The Cobras added another run in the fourth and took the cushion to 2-0. Trojan Matt Stokes helped lower the deficit with a bases-loaded walk to push home a run.
In the sixth, UMO took the lead to 5-2. A final home run came off the bat in the seventh inning with UMO leading 6-2. Coker made the game close adding a run in the eighth and ninth, but the Trojans were able to halt the Cobras’ attack and sweep the series.
The Mount Olive Trojans head to Central, South Carolina, to play against the Southern Wesleyan Warriors Friday.