Crusaders Clinch Newberry Series

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North Greenville00232000310111
Newberry001001001380
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Tucker Burgess (2-1) 6.062115
Loss: E. Estridge (0-1) 4.057761
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Josh Black (NGU) 323110
D. Hyman (NBY) 503000
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North Greenville01002000014111
Newberry1000001010391
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Canaan Cropper (2-0) 2.041103
Loss: H. Hill (0-1) 3.121015
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Ryan Brown (NGU) 512100
John Jones (NGU) 502100
Jeffrey Chandler (NGU) 402000
D. Hyman (NBY) 412010
Passerello (NBY) 512000
D. Lansdowne (NBY) 412100
Crusaders Clinch Newberry Series
Friday, February 16, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Crusaders Clinch Newberry Series

Newberry, S.C. - North Greenville needed just one day to clinch the three-game series against the Wolves of Newberry College, winning Game 1 10-3 as well as Game 2 4-3. Tucker Burgess and Canaan Cropper were the winning pitchers for the day while Avery Greer earned his second save of the season. Ryan Brown and Jeffrey Chandler both recorded four hits for the day. Chandler also hit his first home run of the season.

Game 1

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 10 / Newberry – 3
  • Records: NGU 5-2 / NC 3-5
  • Location: Newberry, South Carolina

How it Happened

  • After two scoreless innings, the Crusaders were first to get on the board with two runs in the top of the 3rd. Connor Grant drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to left center. On the next at-bat, Jeffrey Chandler drove in the second run with an RBI single to left field.
  • The Wolves responded in the bottom of the 3rd with their first run of the game by way of an RBI single.
  • North Greenville quickly added to the lead with three more runs in the 4th. With two runners on base, Connor Driscoll doubled down the left field line to drive in a run. Ryan Brown then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in the second run. John Jones then came through with a sacrifice fly of his own to right field.
  • Two additional runs came in to score for NGU in the 5th. The leadoff hitter for the inning, Chandler, hit his first home run of the season. Later in the inning, Jack Morris hit North Greenville's fourth sacrifice fly of the game to bring in another run for the Crusaders.
  • Newberry scored an unearned run in the 6th inning due to a failed pickoff attempt that resulted in an error.
  • After a scoreless 7th and 8th, North Greenville added three insurance runs in the 9th. With two runners on, Josh Black connected with a single through the left side to score a run. With the bases loaded later in the inning, Toby Sponseller, who pinch hit for Driscoll, came through with a 2-RBI single through the left side.
  • The Wolves added a third run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th, but the issue was never in doubt as the Crusaders retired the final batter for the win.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Josh Black went 3 for 3 with an RBI, a walk, and 2 runs scored.
  • Jeffrey Chandler went 2 for 4 including his first home run of the season.
  • Ryan Brown went 2 for 4 as the leadoff hitter with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Tucker Burgess pitched six strong innings allowing just one earned run. He struck out five, walked just one and earned his second win of the season.

Inside the Newberry Box Score

  • Danton Hyman went 3 for 5 as Newberry's leadoff hitter.
  • Derek Olenchuk went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

 

Game 2

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 4 / Newberry – 3
  • Records: NGU 6-2 / NC 3-6
  • Location: Newberry, South Carolina

How it Happened

  • Newberry was first on the scoreboard with an RBI-single in the 1st.
  • North Greenville quickly responded in the 2nd with Andrew Plunkett's second home run of the season.
  • After a scoreless 3rd and 4th, NGU took the lead in the 5th with an RBI-triple to right center by Ryan Brown and an RBI-double to left center by John Jones.
  • The Wolves refused to go away with a run in the 7th by way of a sacrifice fly.
  • With the bases loaded in the 9th, a hit-by-pitch scored the tying run for Newberry.
  • In the 10th, Josh Black drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly to left field.
  • Newberry was able to get the tying run on base with a hit-by-pitch, but Avery Greer struck out the final two batters to seal the win and the series for NGU.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Ryan Brown went 2 for 4 including a double and a triple.
  • Andrew Plunkett his his second home run of the season.
  • John Jones went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Inside the Newberry Box Score

  • Danton Hyman went 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Tommy Passerello went 2 for 5 with a run scored.
  • Dalton Lansdowne went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville will go for the sweep tomorrow at 1:00 PM.