Central, S.C. —The North Greenville baseball team suffered just its 7th loss of the season on Tuesday evening at the hands of Southern Wesleyan. The Warriors outhit the Crusaders 13-3 in route to an 11-1 victory over the Crusaders.
Tuesday’s triumph over North Greenville was SWU’s 1st win in 9 tries dating back to 2010. The Warriors dropped a 6 spot on NGU in the 2nd inning, scoring 6 runs on 7 hits.
The Warriors carried the 6-0 advantage into the 4th when inning when the Crusaders cashed in their only run of the game, cutting the lead to just 5. Markus Duckworth reached base on a bunt single to leadoff the inning, and used some SWU miscues to circle the path and plate NGU’s lone notch on the scoreboard.
Southern Wesleyan cashed in 4 more runs in the bottom of the 4th to take a 10-1 lead. The Warriors added a final run in the 5th.
Frank Polino, Derek Fulmer, and Markus Duckworth accounted for 1 hit a piece on Tuesday. Polino’s base knock was NGU’s only multiple base hit.The Crusaders are now 16-7 on the season and 8-1 in conference play. The Crusaders will return home on Wednesday for a matchup with the Trojans of Anderson University.