Milledgeville, GA – In the first of five games this week, the North Greenville University baseball team dropped a 14-2 decision at the hands of Peach Belt Conference member Georgia College and State University on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bobcats flexed their offensive muscle early and often, pounding out 14 runs on just eight hits through the first five innings of play.
North Greenville scored its only two runs of the game in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Adam Taylor and a sacrifice fly by Allen Staton, but the Crusader offense was fairly quiet throughout the game.
Taylor led the offense, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Drew Lipscomb was 1-for-2 in the game with a run scored. Tyler Mitchell was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored as Jessep Polk, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Sealey, Cuyler McAuliffe and Taylor Hollifield each recorded a hit in the contest.
Freshman Tyler Wirsu suffered his fourth loss of the season after pitching four innings, allowing nine runs (two earned) on five hits, striking out one and surrendering five walks. Colby Tollison pitched just 2/3 of an inning of relief, allowing five runs on two hits, while walking five batters.
Bo Lucas worked 2 1/3 innings of relief, allowing just one hit in his appearance on the mound, while Erik Markwat allowed just one hit in his lone inning of work.
The Crusaders (9-16, 2-7 in Conference Carolinas) will look to get back on the winning side of things as they host Anderson University tomorrow, March 20 at 3 p.m. at Ashmore Field.