NGU Takes Down the Bearcats

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Win: T. Burgess (1-1) 6.061127
Loss: C. Sheehan (0-1) 7.083203
R. Brown (NGU) 512100
J. Jones (NGU) 512000
C. Grant (NGU) 312201
J. Chandler (NGU) 402100
J. Williams (NGU) 402000
Z. Moore (LU) 413000
NGU Takes Down the Bearcats
Friday, February 9, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
NGU Takes Down the Bearcats

Greenwood, S.C. - The Crusaders of North Greenville mustered up 5 runs off 11 hits to beat the Lander Bearcats 5-1. With the win, the Crusaders are now on a three-game winning streak. Connor Grant hit a home run for the third straight game while John Jones continues to collect hits at a record pace. Tucker Burgess was the winning pitcher while Canaan Cropper earned his first save of the season.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 5 / Lander – 1
  • Records: NGU 4-1 / LU 1-3
  • Location: Greenwood, South Carolina (Dolny Stadium)

How it Happened

  • The first three innings of the game went scoreless.
  • North Greenville was the first to get on the board when Jeffrey Chandler tripled to right field to score John Jones in the 4th.
  • The Bearcats responded with their only run of the game in the bottom of the 5th.
  • NGU quickly took the lead back with a solo home run by Connor Grant.
  • An RBI double by Connor Driscoll gave North Greenville another run to lead 3-1 in the 7th.
  • Grant hit in his second RBI of the game with a single to center field to score Ryan Brown.
  • The Crusaders would get another insurance run in the 9th with an RBI single to center field by Brown, which scored Plunkett.
  • Canaan Cropper, who relieved Tucker Burgess in the 7th, pitched three shutout innings to earn the save.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Connor Grant collected 2 hits and 2 RBIs. He hit his 4th home run of the season.
  • John Jones recorded 2 more hits. He has collected at least two hits in all five games this season.
  • Ryan Brown had two hits and an RBI at the leadoff position.

Inside the Lander Box Score

  • Zack Moore led the Bearcats with three hits.
  • Colton Yeager recorded 2 hits and an RBI.
  • Alex Conaway also posted 2 hits.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville will face Lander again tomorrow in Lexington at 1:00 PM.