Anderson, SC – Looking for a midweek win over a non-conference opponent, the North Greenville University baseball team dropped a 10-1 decision at the hands of Anderson University on Wednesday evening.
The Crusaders began the game scoring a run in the top of the first inning on an RBI single from senior Andrew Lawrence to take an early lead.
However, the Trojans offense took control and pitching shut down the Crusader offense for the rest of the game. Anderson used nine walks and nine hits to plate 10 runs in the game, capitalizing on pitching issues of the Crusaders.
North Greenville’s Stewart Hunt was handed the loss after starting his first game on the mound, pitching just 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Griffin Spires came on in relief to pitch 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on no hits but walking five, while Aaron Gates allowed five runs on five hits with three walks in three innings of work. Erik Markwat pitched a perfect eighth inning of work in his eighth appearance of the season.
At the plate, Adam Taylor led the team finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored. Lawrence was 1-for-3 in the game with an RBI, while Tyler Mitchell and Taylor Hollifield were the only other Crusaders to record a hit in the contest.
North Greenville will hit the road on Friday, March 28 as they travel to Hartsville, SC to take on Conference Carolinas’ foe Coker College in a three-game series. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3 p.m.