NGU Drops Series Finale to Newberry

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Win: Southerland (2-1) 7.052223
Loss: Blake Hamilton (0-2) 4.084414
Ryan Brown (NGU) 411010
John Jones (NGU) 401010
Connor Grant (NGU) 301000
Andrew Plunkett (NGU) 401000
Josh Black (NGU) 401000
Connor Driscoll (NGU) 411101
D. Hyman (NBY) 502100
C. Allman (NBY) 502100
T. Lane (NBY) 412000
D. Lansdowne (NBY) 322110
NGU Drops Series Finale to Newberry
Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
NGU Drops Series Finale to Newberry

Newberry, S.C. - A rough second inning proved to be the difference as the Crusaders, who won both games in yesterday's doubleheader, fell in Game 3 to the Newberry Wolves 4-2 to close out the series. Starter Blake Hamilton suffered his second loss of the season. Connor Driscoll hit his first home run in a North Greenville uniform.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 2 / Newberry – 4
  • Records: NGU 6-3 / NC 4-6
  • Location: Newberry, South Carolina (Smith Road Complex)

How it Happened

  • The Wolves entered the run column first with three runs in the 2nd inning by way of two RBI-singles and a wild pitch that scored the third run.
  • Connor Driscoll put NGU on the board in the 3rd with his first home run of the season.
  • Newberry responded in the 4th with an RBI-single to left field to make the score 4-1.
  • Pitching then took over for the next three innings with no runs scoring in the 5th, 6th, and 7th.
  • The only run after the 4th inning came in the 8th when Ryan Brown scored on a passed ball.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Connor Driscoll hit his first home run of the season.
  • Blake Hamilton was the starter for NGU. He pitched 4 innings and allowed 4 earned runs, struck out 4, and walked 1.
  • Kipp Rollings pitched a solid 2 innings. He gave up just 1 hit and walked 1.

Inside the Newberry Box Score

  • Dylan Southerland had a solid game with 7 innings pitched. He allowed just 2 runs off 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3.
  • Dalton Lansdowne recorded 2 hits, an RBI, and a walk.
  • Danton Hyman, Newberry's leadoff hitter, recorded 2 hits and an RBI.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville will play the first home game of the season Wednesday against Northwood University.