Brown Homers Twice, Crusaders Beat Pacers

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North Greenville02301100X790
Win: Kipp Rollings (3-0) 3.030002
Loss: Brooks Calvo (2-1) 1.232231
Brian Parreira (USCA) 412000
Nile Goings (USCA) 322212
Philip Watcher (USCA) 302010
Chandler Rogers (USCA) 202120
Ryan Brown (NGU) 322202
Eric Gilbert (NGU) 412000
Brown Homers Twice, Crusaders Beat Pacers
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Brown Homers Twice, Crusaders Beat Pacers

Greenville, S.C. - Ryan Brown hit two home runs at Fluor Field as the Crusaders continue their winning ways with a 7-3 win over USC Aiken. Eric Gilbert had a solid day at the plate as well with two hits including a double. Kipp Rollings received the win with three scoreless innings pitched.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 7 / USC Aiken – 3
  • Records: NGU 24-5 / USCA 17-9
  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina (Fluor Field at the West End)

How it Happened

  • USC Aiken took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd with a solo shot by Nile Goings.
  • North Greenville took the lead in the bottom of the 2nd when John Jones hit an RBI single to score two runs.
  • The Crusaders added to their lead with three runs in the 3rd. Ryan Brown led off with a home run down the right field line. With the bases loaded, Josh Black brought in a run with an RBI-groundout. Then with the bases loaded once again, a walk to John Jones scored another run.
  • The Pacers cut their deficit to three runs in the 4th with a home run by Goings, his second of the game.
  • A sacrifice fly by John Jones put North Greenville back up by four in the 5th.
  • In the 6th, Brown hit his second home run of the game to right field.
  • A bases loaded walk in the 8th scored USC Aiken's final run, but Canaan Cropper pitched the final 1.1 innings and did not allow a runner to reach base to close out the game.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Ryan Brown had a performance to remember with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs. He was also hit by a pitch twice.
  • Eric Gilbert continues to be hot at the plate. He recorded two hits including a double.
  • Kipp Rollings pitched 3.0 scoreless innings and earned the win.

Inside the USC Aiken Box Score

  • Nile Goings also had a strong performance with two home runs.
  • Chandler Rogers went 2 for 2 at the plate. He also walked twice.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville will head to Central, SC to take on the Southern Wesleyan Warriors in a three-game conference series starting Friday at 4:00 PM.