Brown and Senter Homer in Win Over Claflin

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North Greenville30100312X10101
Win: Trent Spikes (1-0) 3.010001
Loss: Harold Smith (0-2) 4.054432
Eric McElveen (CLAFBB18) 512000
Josh Black (NGU) 411100
Utah Jones (NGU) 311110
John Jones (NGU) 211110
Shannon Glover (NGU) 111000
Connor Grant (NGU) 111030
Ryan Brown (NGU) 311311
Josh Senter (NGU) 111201
Jack Morris (NGU) 311010
Alex Williams (NGU) 201010
Eric Gilbert (NGU) 101100
Brown and Senter Homer in Win Over Claflin
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Brown and Senter Homer in Win Over Claflin

Tigerville, S.C. - The North Greenville Crusaders began the week with a 10-4 victory over the Claflin Panthers. With the win, North Greenville has now won six games in a row. Ryan Brown and Josh Senter both hit their second home runs of the season while Trent Spikes earned his first win of the year. Ten different Crusaders had a base hit.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 10 / Claflin – 4
  • Records: NGU 23-5, 12-0 Home / CU 7-19, 0-9 Away
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field at Ashmore Park)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders quickly got to work with a three-run home run by Ryan Brown in the 1st.
  • A sacrifice fly by John Jones in the 3rd extended the North Greenville lead to four.
  • Claflin fought back with two runs in the 5th and another run in the top of the 6th to cut the NGU lead to one run.
  • NGU quickly responded with three runs in the bottom of the 6th including an RBI-single by Josh Black and an RBI-double by Utah Jones.
  • Eric Gilbert scored another run for the Crusaders in the 7th with an RBI double.
  • In the 8th, Josh Senter hit a pinch hit two-run home run to left field.
  • The Panthers scored a run in the 9th, but Frankie Fernandez struck out the next batter to put the game away.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Ryan Brown and Josh Senter hit their 2nd home runs of the season.
  • Trent Spikes pitched the first 3.0 innings, giving up 0 runs and just 1 hit to earn the win.
  • Brent Herlong pitched 2.0 no-hit innings.

Inside the Claflin Box Score

  • Eric McElveen was the only multi-hit batter for either team, recording 2 hits and a run scored.
  • Tavion Towers had the lone RBI for Claflin.
  • Harold Smith pitched 4.0 innings, allowing 4 runs off 5 hits and 3 walks. He was charged with the loss.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will take a short trip to Greenville to face the Pacers of USC Aiken at Fluor Field tomorrow at 6:00 PM.