TIGERVILLE, SC- Carson-Newman swept North Greenville in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Ashmore Field. The Eagles won the first game 14-1, and turned around and defeated the Crusaders 6-3 in the second game.
Carson-Newman scored all their runs in Game One in the second and third innings. After a scoreless first innning, the Eagles knocked in 8 in the second. A Crusader error led to the first two runs, then Brandon Burchfield singled in two runs. A few batters later, Burchfield scores on a wild pitch. Jim Doran rounded out the scoring in the second inning with a 2 RBI single.
The third inning proved to be just as bad for North Greenville. Jonathan Mary and Charlie Munroe each doubled in two runs each. Then, Adam Kefauver hit a two-run homer to round out the scoring for the Eagles. North Greenville got on the board in the fifth inning when Dustin Pace hit a sacrifice fly to leftfield to bring Matt Britt home.
Brett Hontz picked up the win for the Eagles, pitching all five innings and striking out two batters and giving up three hits.
Game Two was a more competitive contest. Carson-Newman jumped out to an early lead in the first inning. Tyler Wynn grounded out to the pitcher, but it was enough to bring Mary across the plate to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage. Then, Burchfield scored a second run on a Crusader error. North Greenville came back in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 2-1. Chris Tate singled home Mike Reis.
In the third inning, Carson-Newman scored on a Nick Achberger single. The Crusaders came back and tied the game in the bottom of the third when Tate scored on a wild pitch. The Eric Loy singled Arthur Johnson home to make it a 3-3 contest. That would be North Greenville's last runs, however, as Carson-Newman scored in each of the next three innings to take the 6-3 victory.
Mark Carroll picked up the win for the Eagles, while Devin Vance took the loss for North Greenville.
North Greenville falls to 2-5 on the season, but will try to get back on the winning path this weekend as they travel to Erskine College for a three-game weekend series.