Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Baseball team dropped a two game set to Southeastern University Monday falling 4-3 and 5-4 to the Fire in a rematch of the 2010 NCCAA World Series Semi Final Game.
The game one loss snapped the Crusaders 14 game winning streak which dated back to February 23. North Greenville jumped out to an early one run lead in the second inning. The Fire of Southeastern answered back in the fifth inning scoring four runs on three hits. The Crusaders added two runs in the sixth but their comeback fell short in the bottom of the seventh after Southeastern turned a game ending double play.
The Crusaders jumped out to a one run lead again in game two this time scoring in the first inning. The Fire evened the score at one in the third inning and took a two run lead in the fourth on three hits. North Greenville fired back in the sixth inning scoring three runs on three hits and balk. David Frazier picked up a single which scored a run. NGU however left two runners in scoring position.
Southeastern once again answered the NGU challenge in the sixth inning. The Flames scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead. The Crusaders looked poised to tie the game at five after Derick Fulmer led the bottom of the seventh inning off with a single. Fulmer then reached second on a Sacrifice bunt but was left stranded as the Crusaders went on to drop game two.
The Two losses drops NGU’s record to 18-8 on the season and evens the series between the Crusaders and the Fire to 2-2. The losses are the first suffered by North Greenville since February 19th against Lander. The Crusaders will regroup and travel to Mars Hill College for a game against the Lions on March 23rd. The first pitch between NGU and Mars Hill will be at 3pm.