Anderson, S.C.—the North Greenville Crusaders fell to the Anderson Trojans 9-4 Monday night at Anderson Memorial Stadium.
Both teams were held scoreless in the first two inning. The Crusaders were the first to break through scoring one run in the third inning when John Reinholz scored from second on an Anthony Foulk double to left field.
The Trojans broke through in the fourth inning scoring three runs on three hits. Anderson extended its lead to 5-1in the sixth inning after platting two runs. The Crusaders cut into the four run deficit in the seventh inning.
The Crusaders used extra base hits from Taylor Hollifield and Adam Taylor to score two runs on three hits. Taylor’s triple scored Brian Giles who reached base on an RBI single, which scored Hollifield.
The Trojans once again kept the pressure on the North Greenville offense. In the eighth inning, Anderson added four more runs on four hits. The Trojans were aided by two NGU errors.
The Crusaders trailed 9-3 heading into the top of the last inning. NGU threatened the comeback but the Crusaders were only able to muster one run on two hits as the comeback fell well short.
Adam Taylor and Anthony Foulk led the offensive assault for the Crusaders with two hits a piece, each also accounted for an RBI. Foulk also scored a run.
The Crusaders fall to 28-12 on the season with the loss to Anderson. NGU will have little time to reflect however as they return to the field Wednesday for a matchup with King College at home.