(MARYVILLE, Tenn.) – After trailing 6-0 entering the seventh inning, Piedmont baseball used a late rally to come from behind and defeat Maryville in the regular season finale, 8-7. The Lions did not score until the seventh and used a monster 7-run eighth inning to earn the win.

It was all Scots early with four runs in the second inning to set the tone, but Piedmont left four runners on base through the first two innings, all thanks to walks.

After Adam Metivier left following the third inning, Tyner Simpson surrendered two runs in the fifth, giving Maryville a 6-0 lead.

In the sixth, the Lions began to utilize pinch hitters to see if it could provide a spark and in the seventh, the Lions were able to tack on one after Jack Gilsenan scored on an error by the catcher.

It wasn’t untll the eighth inning that the spark ignited to an inferno as Piedmont was able to score seven runs on just three hits combined with three walks, a hit by pitch and two errors.

Taking an 8-6 lead, Braden Simms entered on the mound to relieve Justin Manus who earned the win and Simms collected his 12th save of the season allowing one run on two hits.

Up next, Piedmont awaits postseason seeding to learn their first opponent in the CCS Tournament.

–Piedmont scored seven runs on three hits and two errors in the eighth inning to complete the comeback.

Jack Gilsenan was an impressive 2-for-5 with three RBI in the contest.