Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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.