Mount Olive One Win From Super Regional

Mount Olive One Win From Super Regional

n day two of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regionals, three-seed Belmont Abbey and No. 4 seed Mount Olive each brought themselves one win away from advancing to the Super Regional. 

In the first game of a best-of-three series between Mount Olive and top-seed North Greenville in Tigerville, it was the Trojans who took the win on Friday night, 13-7. The game featured six home runs and three doubles and North Greenville outhit Mount Olive 12-10 in the contest, but a five run first, and four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings propelled the Trojans to the win. Dawson Gause was the difference maker for Mount Olive as he improved to 5-2 with five innings of relief. He allowed one run on four hits with six strikeouts. Jack Casbarro and Landon Choboy blasted back-to-back home runs in the first inning and finished a combined 3-for-7 with five runs scored and three RBIs in the win. John Michael Faile, David Lewis (twice) and Cory Bivins each went deep for North Greenville in the loss. 

On Saturday, North Greenville and Mount Olive will play at 2 p.m. with an if necessary game to begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. In Newberry, UNC Pembroke faces Newberry in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. with the winner facing Belmont Abbey at 7 p.m. The if necessary game would be played on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.