Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tigerville, S.C.— The North Greenville Baseball Team earned bounced back from a 4-2 loss on Saturday to take a 12-5 win in game two, earning the Crusaders their third conference series win of the season.

SWU scored four runs in the first three innings of play, using five hits and an NGU error. The Warriors got the leadoff hitter on in two of the first three innings. North Greenville cut the lead in half in the fourth inning on Shaquille Rolle's two run blast. Rolle finished the day 1-2 with two RBI and a run scored.

The Crusaders finished with six hits in the first game stranding six runners in the process. Rolle came inches from tying up the game with his second two run homer of the day, but his long fly ball was caught just before clearing the fence.

NGU would go down in order in the seventh as the Warriors broke a 13 game losing streak. Drew Lipscomb also had two hits for NGU with a 2-4 performance. Caleb Henley took the loss for NGU in game one after pitching four innings and giving up four earned runs.

Game Two Box Score

North Greenville bounced back in a big way in game two, plating 12 runs in the first five innings. The Crusaders broke the game open in the fourth inning with seven runs to take an 8-0 lead following a one run third. Four more runs in the fifth would extend the lead to 12. Tony Davila capped the four run fame with a two RBI single while Josh Black and Drew Lipscomb also earned a run batted in.

North Greenville pitching would also turn in a solid performance in the rubber game of the three game set, holding the Warriors scoreless through eight innings. Michael Bonifay would earn the win for North Greenville after pitching four scoreless innings, allowing two hits with three strikeouts.

Allen Staton powered the Crusader offense in game two, going 4-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Tony Davila was 2-4 with two RBI while Josh Black finished with three runs scored from the leadoff spot to go along with two hits. Shaquille Rolle, Wheeler Smith, and Tee McConnell also had two hits for NGU.

The Crusaders are now 10-8 in league play and 19-17 overall on the season. NGU will host Brevard College on March 31st before taking on Pfeiffer in a three game set next weekend with Friday's opener at Fluor Field in Greenville.