Baseball drops two to Fairmont State
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Baseball drops two to Fairmont State
DH Grant Kelley had 2 hits for NGU today

TIGERVILLE, SC--Fairmont State University swept an afternoon doubleheader over North Greenville University Saturday afternoon at Ashmore Field. The Falcons improve to 3-5, while the Crusaders fall to 2-14.

Friday's series-opening game was cancelled due to rain.

Game 1: FSU 3, NGU 0 (9 innings)

Bryan Spitzer struck out seven batters and gave up only three hits in eight innings of work to pick up the win on the mound for the Falcons. Jawaan Holmes picked up the save.

Grayson Smith gave up six hits and three earned runs in the loss for the Crusaders.

The Falcons plated all three runs at once as Jon Adams hit a three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning.

Zack Solly led FSU at the plate, batting 3 for 4.

Grant Kelley, Josh Hohn, and Chris Harbit all had one hit for NGU.

Game 2: FSU 9, NGU 1 (7 innings)

Zac Campbell struck out seven batters and gave up only two hits in six innings of work to pick up the win in second half of the twinbill. Dustin Echard came in the the seventh inning to pick up the save.

Daniel Goodnight gave up six hits and three earned runs while taking the loss for NGU.

The Falcons struck first in the fifth inning when Taylor Kraus scored as the Crusaders made an error in right field off a Justin Cunningham single.

The Crusaders tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning as Cory Hinton walked with the bases loaded. Chad Drosieko scored.

Fairmont State had a big sixth inning. Kraus singled home Demetrius Davis and Corie Gustines. Then, Joey Potesta hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to bring Jerod Duelly home. With two outs on the board, Solly doubled to plate Kraus. Cunningham scored on a wild pitch and Nick Demus singled in Solly. Dayton Lupton finally stopped the bleeding for the Crusaders with a putout at second base. The Falcons held a 7-1 lead after six innings.

FSU added two more runs in the seventh as Duelly doubled in Davis and Gustines.

Kraus led FSU offensively, batting 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Kelley and Hohn were the only Crusaders to get hits in the second game.

North Greenville will be back in action Tuesday at Tusculum College at 4:00 p.m.