The No. 2 University of Mount Olive baseball team split the series doubleheader with Barton College falling in game one 6-1 before taking the afternoon cap 4-3 in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Scarborough Field. UMO improves to 11-4 overall 8-3 in conference, while Barton goes to 6-8, 5-4.
Prior to the start of Saturday’s games, the University of Mount Olive held a moment of silence for the four lives lost in a tragic car accident one year ago today, including three former Women’s Lacrosse players, Madison Mergl, Ann Wray, Chaney Partrich, and one former Baseball player, Jett Swetland. Also prior to the game Jett Swetland’s parents threw out the first pitch and were presented with a framed jersey of Jett’s and a specially stitched hat. Members of the UMO baseball team wrote a special tribute about Jett as well as a prayer all in honor of him. All of the UMO Baseball players were wearing special caps with Swetland’s initials and number stitched on the right side of the cap as well.
In memory of Madison, Ann, Chaney and Jett a memorial rock has been placed by the walkway to Ray McDonald Sr. Sports Complex.