North Greenville Splits Opening Day With Loss to Georgia College

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Win: Matt Studdard (1-0) 4.040003
Loss: Tucker Burgess (0-1) 3.086600
John Jones (NGU) 402000
Wesley Wommack (GC) 412200
Logan Mattix (GC) 402100
Caleb Slaughter (GC) 402100
Garrett Green (GC) 402000
North Greenville Splits Opening Day With Loss to Georgia College
Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
North Greenville Splits Opening Day With Loss to Georgia College

Milledgeville, GA - After scoring 23 runs in their first game, the Crusaders were unable to get on the scoreboard in their second game of the day. Georgia College won 7-0 thanks to a 6-run 3rd inning and an additional run in the 4th. Tucker Burgess was the starter for NGU, but lasted just three innings before being relieved.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 0 / Georgia College – 7
  • Records: NGU 1-1 / Georgia College 2-0
  • Location: Milledgeville, South Carolina (John Kurtz Field)

How it Happened

  • Both teams were quiet in the first and second innings, but a disastrous third inning put Georgia College up 6-0. After scoring two runs, a triple scored two more runs for the Bobcats. Another run scored later in the inning. 
  • The Crusaders put up a fight in the top of the fourth by getting the first two runners on base, but then went three up three down to end the threat.
  • Another run scored for Georgia College in the fourth to put the Bobcats up 7-1.
  • The bats then went cold for the Crusaders as they would collect just two hits for the remainder of the game.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • John Jones recorded two of North Greenville's six hits.
  • Tucker Burgess, who started the game, pitched three innings and allowed six earned runs.
  • Blake Hamilton relieved Burgess, and pitched three innings. He did not allow an earned run.

Inside the Georgia College Box Score

  • Wesley Wommack collected two hits and two RBIs.
  • Logan Mattix, Caleb Slaughter, and Garrett Green also recorded two hits.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will travel to nearby Anderson to take on the Anderson University Trojans Tuesday, February 6th with a scheduled start time of 3:00 PM.