Crusaders Split Doubleheader, Win Series

March 10, 20181234567RHE
North Greenville0021003684
Erskine131004X9123
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Lucas Coan (4-2) 6.286546
Loss: Ethan Garner (3-1) 3.085402
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Jared Williams (NGU) 313000
Chase Watts (ERSKINE) 323100
March 10, 201812345678RHE
North Greenville1432004216142
Erskine351000009111
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Jared Lembcke (1-0) 2.221103
Loss: Will McSwain (1-1) 1.012210
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Josh Black (NGU) 533400
John Jones (NGU) 523411
Jared Williams (NGU) 433000
Kyle Heiss (ERSKINE) 523100
Crusaders Split Doubleheader, Win Series
Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Crusaders Split Doubleheader, Win Series

Due West, S.C. - North Greenville split the day with the Flying Fleet of Erskine College, dropping Game 1 9-6 and winning Game 2 16-9. With the split, North Greenville won two out of three games to take the overall series. Jared Williams had quite a day with six hits and four runs scored. John Jones also had a strong day with five hits and five RBIs. Jared Lembcke received his first win of the year.

Game 1

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 6 / Erskine – 9
  • Records: NGU 17-5, 6-2 CC / EC 15-6, 5-3 CC
  • Location: Due West, South Carolina (Grier Field)

How it Happened

  • North Greenville fell behind early when Erskine scored a run in the 1st and three runs in the 2nd including a home run by Chaz Davey.
  • Connor Grant drove in NGU's first run in the top of the 3rd with a sacrifice fly to center field. Later in the inning, John Jones scored due to a throwing error.
  • The Flying Fleet added another run in the bottom of the 3rd with an RBI ground-rule double by Chase Watts.
  • North Greenville scored a run in the 4th due to a wild pitch that allowed Jared Williams to score.
  • After a scoreless 5th, Erskine would pull away in the 6th with four unearned runs. The Crusaders committed two errors in the inning.
  • NGU put up a fight in the 7th with three runs scored, but ultimately lost by three. The inning included a home run to center field by Jeffrey Chandler.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jared Williams had a perfect day at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a run scored.
  • John Jones recorded 2 hits, an RBI, a walk, and a run scored.
  • Ethan Garner pitched the first 3 innings of the game, but took the loss with 4 earned runs allowed.

Inside the Erskine Box Score

  • Chase Watts went 3 for 3 at the plate with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
  • Chaz Davey hit a 2-run home run and recorded 3 total RBIs.
  • Lucas Coan fell one out short of a complete game with 6.2 innings pitched, earning the win.

Game 2

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 16 / Erskine – 9
  • Records: NGU 18-5, 7-2 CC / EC 15-7, 5-4 CC
  • Location: Due West, South Carolina (Grier Field)

How it Happened

  • Both teams came out firing on all cylinders. North Greenville put ten runs on the board in the first four innings while Erskine put up nine. John Jones connected for a two-run home run in the 2nd. Billy Ryan hit a home run of his own in the 3rd inning.
  • Pitching began to take over with scoreless 5th and 6th innings.
  • Josh Black added to the NGU lead in the 7th with a 2-RBI single. John Jones brought in two additional runs in the inning with another 2-RBI single.
  • The Crusaders would cap off the day with two more runs in the 8th. Both runs were scored due to wild pitches.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • John Jones went 3 for 5 with a home run and 4 RBIs.
  • Josh Black had a good day at the leadoff spot, collecting 3 hits, 4 RBIs, and 3 runs scored.
  • Jared Lembcke recorded his first win of the season. He pitched 2.2 innings in relief and allowed just 1 run off 2 hits.

Inside the Erskine Box Score

  • Kyle Heiss recorded 3 hits, an RBI, and 2 runs scored.
  • Trevor Wood was the only player for the Fleet to drive in multiple runs with 3 RBIs.
  • Will McSwain pitched just one inning in relief, but his 2 runs allowed made him responsible for the loss.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders return home to take on the Lander Bearcats Wednesday, March 14th at 3:30 PM.