Crusaders Score 19 Runs to Beat Lander

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North Greenville04180042X19170
Win: Tucker Burgess (6-1) 2.010002
Loss: E. Holton (0-2) 2.044212
C. Yeager (LU) 403100
Josh Black (NGU) 312200
Jeffrey Chandler (NGU) 332100
Eric Gilbert (NGU) 422301
Crusaders Score 19 Runs to Beat Lander
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Crusaders Score 19 Runs to Beat Lander

Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville won its third and final game against the Bearcats of Lander University in dominating fashion with a final score of 19-1. With the win, the Crusaders officially take the three-game series about a month after the first two games against the two teams were played. Ryan Brown hit his first home run of the season while Eric Gilbert, a senior in his fourth year at NGU, and Josh Senter hit their first ever home runs in a Crusader uniform.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 19 / Lander – 1
  • Records: NGU 19-5, 7-2 CC / LU 6-15, 1-8 PBC
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field at Ashmore Park)

How it Happened

  • Tucker Burgess took the mound for NGU to begin the game, pitching two scoreless innings and allowing just one hit.
  • After a scoreless 1st, North Greenville entered the run column in the 2nd with a two-run home run to right field by Ryan Brown. Two at bats later, Eric Gilbert would hit the first home run of his college career down the left field line. A sacrifice fly in the inning by Josh Black put NGU up 4-0 at the end of the 2nd.
  • A run would score in the 3rd as a result of a passed ball that allowed Jeffrey Chandler to score.
  • The 4th inning was a big one for the Crusaders as eight runs would cross home plate including an RBI-double down the left field line by Chandler and a two-RBI single up the middle by Gilbert.
  • Lander would enter the run column in the 6th with an RBI-single by Colton Yeager.
  • With the entire starting lineup replaced, North Greenville put up four runs in the 7th including a three-run home run by Josh Senter. The home run was Senter's first as a Crusader.
  • Two final runs scored in the 8th with an RBI-double by Dawson Price and an RBI groundout by Mitchell Painter.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Eric Gilbert hit his first home run in four years at NGU. He went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
  • Josh Black recorded 2 hits, 2 RBIs, and a run scored.
  • Tucker Burgess pitched 2.0 innings and recorded his fifth win of the season.

Inside the Lander Box Score

  • Colton Yeager went 3 for 4 with an RBI.
  • Erik Holton, Lander's starter, was charged with the loss. He allowed 2 earned runs in 2.0 innings pitched.

Next Time Out

  • NGU remains home to face the King Tornado in a three-game conference series starting Friday at 3:00 PM.