North Greenville Falls to Lander in Lexington

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North Greenville000000000072
Win: J. Cook (1-1) 5.030037
Loss: B. Hamilton (0-1) 4.052215
A. Plunkett (NGU) 402000
V. Addona (LU) 412000
A. Conaway (LU) 412100
Z. Moore (LU) 412201
North Greenville Falls to Lander in Lexington
Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
North Greenville Falls to Lander in Lexington

Lexington, S.C. - NGU's return trip to Lexington was not a successful one as the Bearcats evened the three-game series with North Greenville with a final score of 4-0. The two teams will face each other in the third game of the series later on in the season. Andrew Plunkett recorded two hits including a double. Blake Hamilton pitched the first four innings of the game and allowed just two runs, but was charged with the loss. 

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 4 / Lander – 0
  • Records: NGU 4-2 / LU 2-3
  • Location: Lexington, South Carolina (Lexington County Stadium)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders had a golden opportunity in the 1st when they loaded the bases with nobody out, but were unable to plate any runs.
  • Lander got on the board in the 2nd with an RBI-single to right field.
  • After a leadoff double, the Bearcats put up another run in the 4th with another RBI-single.
  • Sal Lovaglio entered the game to pitch in place of Blake Hamilton. Hamilton pitched four innings, walking one while striking out five.
  • Lander scored the third run of the game in the 5th with an RBI-single to right center.
  • After the second out in the 5th, Daniel Kight took over the mound.
  • Kipp Rollings pitched the next two innings for NGU.
  • NGU had an opportunity in the 8th inning, getting two runners in scoring position. A groundout ended the top of the inning and the threat.
  • Avery Greer came in to pitch the ninth. After getting the first two batters out, Greer gave up a solo home run to make the score 4-0, which would end up as the final score.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Andrew Plunkett was the only Crusaders to have more than one hit. One of his hits was a double.
  • Blake Hamilton pitched four innings. He allowed two earned runs while allowing 2 runs off 5 hits.
  • Kipp Rollings pitched two strong innings, allowing one hit and no runs.

Inside the Lander Box Score

  • Zack Moore collected 2 hits including a home run.
  • JD Cook had a strong outing with 5 innings pitched and no runs allowed.
  • Tripper Ergle pitched 4 shutout innings and earned the save.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will take a road trip to Birmingham, Alabama to face the Miles Golden Bears in a doubleheader on Wednesday.