NGU Begins Conference Play With Win Over Emmanuel

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Win: Frankie Fernandez (1-0) 5.051142
Loss: Bryson Cornett (1-2) 5.184422
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Brock Baughcum (EMMANUEL) 302010
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NGU Begins Conference Play With Win Over Emmanuel
Friday, February 23, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
NGU Begins Conference Play With Win Over Emmanuel
Frankie Fernandez Earned His First Win As a Crusader

Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville came away with a 4-1 victory over the Lions of Emmanuel College to begin conference play. Andrew Plunkett went 3 for 3 at the plate while John Jones hit his second home run of the season and extended his hitting streak to twelve games. Frankie Fernandez earned his first win as a Crusader.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 4 / Emmanuel – 1
  • Records: NGU 9-3, 1-0 CC / EC 5-6, 0-4 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field at Ashmore Park)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders were the first on the board with a run in the 2nd. An RBI-double down the left field line by Jared Williams scored Jeffrey Chandler.
  • Another run scored for NGU in the 3rd when Andrew Plunkett hit an RBI-single to left center to bring in Utah Jones.
  • North Greenville scored once again in the 5th with a solo home run to right center by John Jones. The home run was his second of the season.
  • Starter Frankie Fernandez was relieved by Sal Lovaglio in the top of the 6th. Emmanuel plated a run in the inning with an RBI-single to left field by Daniel Gooden.
  • NGU quickly responded with a run in the bottom of the 6th when Sean Parsons singled to center field, scoring Cameron Norgren.
  • Lovaglio took care of business in the 7th, 8th, and 9th to earn his first save of the season.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Andrew Plunkett went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
  • John Jones had 2 hits including his 2nd home run of the season.
  • Frankie Fernandez allowed just 1 run to earn his first win as a Crusader.
  • Sal Lovaglio pitched 4 innings to earn his first save of the season.

Inside the Emmanuel Box Score

  • Daniel Gooden went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
  • Brock Baughcum went 2 for 3 with a walk.
  • Hanon Price hit his first triple of the season.
  • Bryson Cornett started the game for Emmanuel. He was charged with the loss.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville and Emmanuel continue the three-game series with a doubleheader tomorrow starting at noon.