Saturday, February 12, 2011


Newberry, S.C.—The North Greenville Baseball team picked up its second series win of the season Saturday afternoon after splitting a double header with Newberry College of the South Atlantic Conference losing game one 9-3 but bouncing back and winning the second game 4-3 in 14 innings.

Defensively in the first game the Crusader committed four errors leading to four un-earned runs for the Wolves. The loss in game one was giving to Justin Turner who pitched two in one thirds of an inning giving up five runs on six hits. Mark Benjamin pitched five in two thirds innings of relief work giving up four runs on eight hits, two of which were earned.
Offensively the Crusaders were led by Andrew Lawrence in game one who was 1-4 with an RBI. Brian Giles also had a solid game one going 1-2 with two runs scored.

Derek Fulmer got the start in game two for North Greenville. Fulmer pitched two and two thirds of an inning walking six but allowing no runs. The Crusaders used four other pitchers in the 14 inning game but senior Daniel Goodnight picked up the win for NGU. Goodnight pitched three innings giving up 0 runs and tallying three strike outs.

The Crusaders took the lead in the second inning in game two scoring three runs on a single hit. Newberry cut into the lead in the fourth inning scoring two runs. The Wolves tied the game at three in the sixth. After seven innings of extra baseball, the Crusaders broke through in the top of the 14th when Brian Giles scored on a passed ball.

Goodnight shut the Wolves down in the bottom of the inning allowing one base runner who reached on a fielding error. With the win the Crusaders improve to 4-2 on the season. Travis Henson and his team will take Sunday and Monday off before returning to the field for a home game with Brevard College.