Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Crusaders picked up wins 21 and 22 today with a double header sweep of Toccoa falls 6-2 and 10-4 on senior day at Ashmore field.
The Crusaders found themselves down early in the first game after Toccoa scored one run in the top of the first. The Crusaders answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the same inning. The Crusaders would break the one all tie in the third inning. Adam Taylor led the inning off with a lead-off triple and later scored on a Derick Fulmer sacrifice fly.
The Crusaders biggest run output of the game was in the fourth inning when they scored three runs on just two hits. John Reinholz registered two RBI’s in the inning after a double that scored
Tyler Callicutt and Andrew Lawrence. Reinholz would later score on a wild pitch. NGU would add an insurance run in seventh inning to secure the win.
Senior pitcher Mike Benjamin picked up the fitting win for the Crusaders on senior day after pitching seven innings. Benjamin gave up one run on six hits. He walked and struck out two. Senior Nate Richards came on in relief in the eighth inning for NGU. Richards gave up one run on three hits and struck out two.
Offensively, Derek Fulmer led the Crusaders at the plate going 3-3 with two RBI’s and a run scored. Adam Taylor also had a big day game one at the dish going 2-4 with a double and a triple. Taylor also scored twice.
The North Greenville offensive attack stayed red hot in game two. The Crusaders pounded out ten runs on six hits in just seven innings in the second half of the twin bill. The Crusaders platted two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. The Crusaders headed into the bottom of the third inning with a 4-0 lead before platting 5 more runs on four hits. Derick Fulmer took advantage of a bases loaded situation in the inning with a double that scored three runs.
Toccoa Falls attempted to claw back into the game but were only able to muster four runs on seven hits. NGU added one more security run in the fifth inning.
The winning pitcher in game two was Ryan Woodring who pitched seven innings giving up three runs on five hits. He also had five strikeouts. In relief, senior Daniel Goodnight pitched two-thirds of an inning tallying two strikeouts. Senior Matthew Benjamin shut the door on Toccoa falls picking up the last out.
The Crusaders improved to 22-9 on the season with the double header sweep on Friday. They will continue a busy weekend tomorrow with a double header tomorrow at Young Harris College.