Walk-Off: Williams Lifts Crusaders Over Trojans to Take Series

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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Tucker Burgess (10-1) 9.0733112
Loss: Brighton Hudson (5-2) 7.2107732
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Trae Sweeting (UMO) 412000
Drew Ellis (UMO) 412301
Utah Jones (NGU) 413000
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North Greenville0101001360
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Canaan Cropper (5-0) 1.000001
Loss: Zach Vennaro (3-1) 0.111100
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Trae Sweeting (UMO) 311000
Jose Lopez (UMO) 311201
Justin Carroll (UMO) 301000
Ryan Brown (NGU) 312100
Walk-Off: Williams Lifts Crusaders Over Trojans to Take Series
Friday, April 6, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Walk-Off: Williams Lifts Crusaders Over Trojans to Take Series

Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville clinched its conference series against the Mount Olive Trojans this afternoon to take a sole-possession lead in the Conference Carolinas standings. NGU scored four runs in the 8th to win Game One 7-3. Game Two was tied going into the 7th, but Jared Williams connected for his first home run of the season in walk-off fashion to win 3-2. Ryan Brown led the Crusaders in hits for the day with four. Tucker Burgess won his tenth game of the season.

Game 1

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 7 / Mount Olive – 3
  • Records: NGU 30-5, 14-2 CC / UMO 25-9-1, 13-3 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field)

How it Happened

  • Mount Olive was first on the board with two runs in the 1st. Both runs scored off a home run by Drew Ellis.
  • Ryan Brown put NGU in the run column in the 2nd with his fifth home run of the season.
  • Ellis struck again with an RBI-double in the 3rd to give UMO a 3-1 lead.
  • The Crusaders scored two runs in the 6th to even up the score. John Jones brought in the first run with an RBI-groundout. Then Connor Grant hit an RBI-single to second base.
  • North Greenville took the lead and pulled away with four runs in the 8th. A wild pitch allowed Josh Black to score and give the Crusaders the lead. Three RBI-singles by Brown, Andrew Plunkett, and Jared Williams made the score what would end up the final score of 7-3.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Tucker Burgess earned his 10th win of the season with a complete game. He struck out 12 and walked just 1.
  • Utah Jones had a solid game with 3 hits including NGU's only double of the game.
  • Connor Grant, Ryan Brown, Andrew Plunkett, and Jared Williams each collected two hits.

Inside the Mount Olive Box Score

  • Drew Ellis recorded 2 hits including a 2-run HR and a double.
  • Trae Sweeting collected 2 hits and a stolen base.
  • Brighton Hudson pitched 7.2 innings, but was charged with the loss.

Game 2

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 3 / Mount Olive – 2
  • Records: NGU 31-5, 15-2 CC / UMO 25-10-1, 13-4 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field)

How it Happened

  • North Greenville struck first with an RBI-single by Ryan Brown in the 2nd.
  • An RBI-single by Andrew Plunkett in the 4th added a run to the NGU lead.
  • Mount Olive tied the game in the 6th when Jose Lopez hit a two-run home run.
  • Jared Williams was the hero for NGU with his first home run of the season to end the game in walk-off fashion.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Ryan Brown was the only player for both teams with 2 hits.
  • Jared Williams hit his first HR of the season.
  • Ethan Garner pitched 6.0 strong innings, allowing just 2 runs. He received a no-decision.

Inside the Mount Olive Box Score

  • Joe Lopez hit a game-tying 2-run HR.
  • German Reyes pitched 6.0 innings allowing 2 runs. He received a no-decision.

Next Time Out

  • Barring weather, North Greenville and Mount Olive will wrap up the series tomorrow.