Chandler Sets Program Record as Crusaders Defeat Trojans

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Win: Brent Herlong (1-0) 2.220015
Loss: Christian Carpenter (1-3) 2.121111
Dillon Carpenter (AUBB) 412010
Chandler Castleberry (AUBB) 512401
Brandon Odachowski (AUBB) 412101
Utah Jones (NGU) 514300
Jeffrey Chandler (NGU) 534902
Chandler Sets Program Record as Crusaders Defeat Trojans
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Chandler Sets Program Record as Crusaders Defeat Trojans

Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville began the week with quite an offensive day, beating the Trojans of Anderson University 15-7. Coming off of being named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, Jeffrey Chandler picked up where he left off to begin the new week with a school-record nine RBIs and four hits including two home runs. Brent Herlong recorded his first win of the season, and Sal Lovaglio earned his second save.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 15 / Anderson – 7
  • Records: NGU 15-4, 5-1 CC / AU 5-12, 2-4 SAC
  • Location: Tigerville, North Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field at Ashmore Park)

How it Happened

  • After a scoreless 1st, North Greenville produced three runs in the 2nd including a 2-RBI double by Jeffrey Chandler.
  • Anderson came storming back in the top of the 3rd with five runs including a grand slam by Chandler Castleberry. The next batter, Matthew Overton, homered as well.
  • NGU responded in the bottom of the 3rd with two runs to tie the game. Ryan Brown and Chandler both hit RBI-singles.
  • Utah Jones would record two RBIs in his next two at bats, one in the 4th and one in the 6th, to give the Crusaders a 7-5 lead.
  • In the 7th, Chandler blew the game open with a three-run home run to center field. Two more runs would score in the inning as Jared Williams and Utah Jones hit RBI-singles.
  • AU scored a run in the top of the 8th when former Crusader, Brandon Odachowski, homered to left center.
  • Chandler would hit his second three-run home run of the game in the bottom of the 8th.
  • Sal Lovaglio, who pitched the final 3.2 innings for NGU and earned the save, allowed one run in the 9th by way of a wild pitch. He would then strike out the final batter to end the game.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jeffrey Chandler had a historical performance with 9 RBIs (school record), 2 3-run HRs, and 4 total hits.
  • Utah Jones finished with 4 hits including a double and 3 RBIs.
  • Sal Lovaglio pitched 3.2 innings, only allowing 2 runs off 3 hits. He earned his second save of the season.

Inside the Anderson Box Score

  • Chandler Castleberry recorded 2 hits including a grand slam.
  • Brandon Odachowski had a good day against his former team with two hits including a home run.
  • Christian Carpente, who was Anderson's first relief pitcher of the game, pitched 2.1 innings. He gave up only 1 run off 2 hits, but was charged with the loss.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders return to action tomorrow in Tigerville to face the Florida Southern Mocs at 3:00 PM.