Grant Goes Yard Twice as North Greenville Begins Conference Series With Win

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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Ethan Garner (5-1) 7.073315
Loss: Parry (1-1) 5.065556
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Utah Jones (NGU) 613100
Martinez (SWU) 413000
Grant Goes Yard Twice as North Greenville Begins Conference Series With Win
Friday, March 23, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Grant Goes Yard Twice as North Greenville Begins Conference Series With Win

Central, S.C. - Connor Grant followed in Ryan Brown's footsteps with a two home run performance of his own to lead the Crusaders over the Warriors of Southern Wesleyan 11-3. Andrew Plunkett hit a home run as well, his fourth of the season. Ethan Garner pitched seven strong innings to receive the win.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 11 / Southern Wesleyan – 3
  • Records: NGU 25-5, 11-2 CC / SWU 12-18, 1-12 CC
  • Location: Central, South Carolina (Dr. C. Keith Connor Field)

How it Happened

  • Connor Grant's first home run came in the 1st inning to give NGU a 2-0 lead.
  • Three runs scored for North Greenville in the 5th including a two-run homer by Andrew Plunkett.
  • Southern Wesleyan put their three runs on the board in the 6th inning, which involved a two-run home run by Trey Matthews.
  • In the 7th, Grant connected for his second home run of the game. Both were hit to left field.
  • NGU scored one run in the 8th, an RBI-single by Utah Jones.
  • North Greenville capped off the day in the ninth with a two-RBI double by Josh Black.
  • Trent Spikes closed out the game with two hitless innings pitched.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Connor Grant had a 2 HR performance with 4 RBIs.
  • Utah Jones had a quiet but productive day, recording 3 hits including a double and an RBI.
  • Andrew Plunkett hit a home run and a double.
  • Ethan Garner earned his 5th win of the season. He pitched 7.0 innings and allowed just 3 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk.

Inside the Southern Wesleyan Box Score

  • Izzy Martinez went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Hits hits resulted in a double and a triple.
  • Trey Matthews hit his 4th HR of the season.
  • Tyler Parry pitched the first 5.0 innings of the game. He allowed 5 runs off 6 hits and 5 walks, and was charged with the loss.

Next Time Out

  • The series will continue with tomorrow's doubleheader starting at noon.