Anderson, S.C. - North Greenville had its 11-game winning streak snapped on Monday following a 10-3 loss to Anderson University.
NGU pounded out 12-hits but stranded 11 runners while the Trojans stranded just seven on 13-hits. Drew Lipscomb led the Crusaders at the plate going 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Andrew Frazier was also 2-3. Nathaniel Maggio had NGU's only other RBI while Jae Roberts also finished with two hits.
Anderson jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings. The Trojans scratched three runs in the first inning and one run each in the second and third while NGU stranded at least one runner in each frame.
A four run fourth extended the lead to nine for Anderson before the Crusaders finally broke through in the fifth as Maggio's RBI single brought around Bennette hill to cut the deficit to eight.
Drew Lipscomb would plate NGU's second run of the game with his single to center field that scored Mitchell Painter to make the score 9-2. Painter dropped a two out double into left field. Lipscomb would advance to second on the throw, and later score following two wild pitches to pull North Greenville to within six.
North Greenville would go scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings and fail to get anything started in the ninth while the Trojans tacked on one more run in the eighth inning to earn the non-conference win.
Zack Kamerman took the loss for NGU on the mound after giving up four runs in two innings of work. Kamerman struck out three and allowed two free passes. The Crusaders fell to 14-7 on the season following the loss.
North Greenville will host Newberry College on Wednesday evening at 6pm at Ashmore Field.