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Pfeiffer Held to Four Hits as They Fall to #16 Mount Olive

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MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Pfeiffer University baseball team could not muster any runs today as they fall by a score of 14-0 to conference foe #16 Mount Olive.  With the loss the Falcons fall to 14-10, 5-2 CC while Mount Olive improves to 16-8, 4-0 CC.

The Falcons started the game with Jon Gray patiently taking the leadoff walk and eventually getting to third base with two outs.  Mount Olive kept their composure as pitcher Kodi Whitley struck out Anthony Allende to strand the runner at third.

The Trojans quickly took advantage as their bats caught fire in the bottom of the first inning.  Mount Olive struck for six runs on four hits with two Pfeiffer errors to give the early edge to the Trojans.  Mount Olive would never look back from that point on.

Superb pitching and stellar hitting allowed Mount Olive to increase the margin as the game went on.  It was not until the top of the sixth inning that the Falcons received their first hit as Kevin Price connected on a single to left field.  Pfeiffer muscled together three more hits over the final three innings but could not seem to cut into the deficit.

Mount Olive’s Justin Manning led all players in the hit column with three hits on the game.  Pfeiffer had four different players account for their four hits, including pinch hitter Brandall Peters.

Sophomore right-hander Ethan Greene fell to 4-1 on the season as he picked up the loss pitching five innings, giving up eight runs, three earned, on seven hits.

Whitley improves to 3-0 on the season as he pitched six innings, giving up just one hit, and recording five strikeouts.

The Falcons return to action tomorrow as they conclude the series against Mount Olive with a doubleheader starting at noon.
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