Crusaders Suffer First Loss in Conference Tournament

April 29, 2017123456789RHE
Belmont Abbey24220062422200
North Greenville16100013012176
Win: Frantzis (4-1) 5.175521
Loss: Canaan Cropper (7-5) 3.21010705
McGarry (BABB17) 543020
Genthe (BABB17) 623300
Stanley (BABB17) 633201
Krause (BABB17) 543110
Clark Scolamiero (NGU) 423110
Ryan Brown (NGU) 623601
Crusaders Suffer First Loss in Conference Tournament
Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Alan Kahaly
Crusaders Suffer First Loss in Conference Tournament

Greensboro, NC - A game that began as an offensive shootout ended up one-sided as North Greenville was defeated by Belmont Abbey 22-12. NGU had a good day offensively, recording 17 hits including a three-run home run by Ryan Brown. However, defense was an issue as six errors were charged to North Greenville while Belmont Abbey committed none. Caanan Cropper, who was the starting pitcher for NGU, was charged with the loss.

Belmont Abbey had quite a day offensively, scoring in all but two innings and producing 20 hits. Thomas Yoder, Nick Beinlich, and Kennan Stanley all homered in the game.

North Greenville had a productive game at the plate as well. Clark Scolamiero, Brown, Connor Grant, Nathaniel Maggio, Josh Black, and Eric Gilbert all record multiple hits. Brown led the lineup in RBIs with six.

NGU will attempt to keep the season alive later today as they will face Mount Olive in an elimination game.