Crusader Baseball shut out in game three at Mississippi College
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Crusader Baseball shut out in game three at Mississippi College

Despite seven hits on the afternoon, the Crusader baseball team was shut out in game three of a three-game series with Mississippi College, losing by a final score of 4-0.

The Crusader offense couldn't string any of its hits together for runs and immediately dug itself in a hole, giving up two first inning runs.

Despite loading the bases in the first inning, a groundout by Shaq Rolle would keep the Crusaders off the scoreboard in the first. An error by Bennette Hill saw the Choctaws take the lead and they added one more run on a single to right field.

Neither team would score again until the bottom of the fourth, when the Choctaws saw another run come in from an error, as a failed pickoff attempt put the runner in scoring position before a single to right field forced the runner in.

The Choctaws added another run in the seventh as another error put a runner on and a single to left field brought him in. Mississippi College's Parker Watts and Tyler Scholl saw the Crusaders off in the final innings, earning the Choctaws the game three win.

Starting Pitcher Blake Hamilton was credited with the loss for the Crusaders, giving up eight hits and three runs, with only one of those runs being earned. Catcher David Houser paced the Crusader offense, going 2-for-4 from the plate.

North Greenville continues the road swing as they travel to Columbia, S.C. to take on Benedict College. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. against the Tigers.