Chattanooga, Tn.—Ace right hander Drew Provence pitched eight innings of shutout baseball and improved to 10-0 on the season leading the North Greenville Crusaders (35-9) past the Tennessee Temple Crusaders 7-2 in nine innings of baseball.
The Crusaders of North Greenville once again displayed their offensive fire power scoring nine runs on 12 hits including two homeruns. The homeruns came from the bats of Derrick Fulmer, his eighth of the year and David Frazier who now has two.
NGU jumped out to an early lead plating two runs in the second inning. The Crusaders extended their lead to five runs in the fifth inning with a three run blast from David Frazier. After another three up three down inning pitched by Drew Province, North Greenville added two more runs on the Derek Fulmer two run homer.
The story of the day however was the solid performance by starter Drew Provence. Province pitched seven hitless innings, the only base runner to reach reached on a error in the first inning. Tennessee Temple broke up the no hitter in the eighth with a ground ball single up the middle. For the game Provence gave up only one hit and struck out eight batters. North Greenville is now 11-0 in games started by Provence.
Offensively Tyler Callicutt lead the team going 3-5. Derek Fulmer was 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI’s and Adam Taylor was 2-4 with two runs scored.
North Greenville will finish the series with Tennessee Temple tomorrow with a double header starting at 12pm.