Sweep: Senior Day a Success as Crusaders Win Two

April 14, 20181234567RHE
Limestone0010020353
North Greenville001330X7102
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Ethan Garner (6-1) 6.053214
Loss: Anders DeShields (1-5) 4.196526
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Matt Orth (LC) 412000
Connor Grant (NGU) 312000
Jeffrey Chandler (NGU) 222100
Ryan Brown (NGU) 322000
April 14, 2018123456789RHE
Limestone002000011491
North Greenville10110030X6100
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Blake Hamilton (3-2) 5.042221
Loss: Matt Orth (3-7) 6.196504
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Trace Whetsell (LC) 512000
Zach Piazza (LC) 412111
Matt Orth (LC) 422211
Zach Garick (LC) 402100
Utah Jones (NGU) 423101
Ryan Brown (NGU) 423202
Sweep: Senior Day a Success as Crusaders Win Two
Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Sweep: Senior Day a Success as Crusaders Win Two

Tigerville, S.C. - NGU completed the sweep of the Limestone Saints to remain atop the Conference Carolinas standings on senior day at Ray & Bea Dillard Field. Game One ended with a final score of 7-3 while Game Two ended with a score of 6-4. Ryan Brown had a solid day with five total hits including two home runs in Game Two. Utah Jones had a strong day as well with four hits including his first home run as a college player. Ethan Garner and Blake Hamilton both received wins while Kipp Rollings and Jared Lembcke both earned saves.

Game 1

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 7 / Limestone – 3
  • Records: NGU 34-6, 17-3 CC / LC 18-22, 9-11 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field)

How it Happened

  • Limestone took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 3rd due to a balk by Ethan Garner.
  • The Crusaders quickly responded in the bottom of the 3rd with a sacrifice fly by John Jones to tie the game.
  • NGU added took the lead with three runs in the 4th. Jared Williams brought in two runs with a double to center field. Williams went on to steal third and score on the same play due to a throwing error.
  • North Greenville added three more runs in the 5th thanks to RBI-doubles by Jeffrey Chandler and Andrew Plunkett as well as a throwing error that allowed Ryan Brown to score.
  • The Saints score two runs in the 6th by way of a two-run home run by Brandon Banks.
  • Kipp Rollings entered the game with two runners on in the 7th inning. NGU recorded an out for the next three at bats to secure the win.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jeffrey Chandler went 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.
  • Ryan Brown collected 2 hits and scored twice.
  • Ethan Garner received his 6th win of the year. He pitched 6.0 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits and a walk.

Inside the Limestone Box Score

  • Matt Orth was the lone player for the Saints to record more than one hit, posting 2 hits and a run scored.
  • Brandon Banks hit a 2-run HR.
  • Anders DeShields pitched 4.1 innings. He allowed 5 earned runs on 9 hits and 2 walks. DeShields was charged with the loss.

Game 2

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 6 / Limestone – 4
  • Records: NGU 35-6, 18-3 CC / LC 18-23, 9-12 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Ray & Bea Dillard Field)

How it Happened

  • NGU entered the run column first with an RBI-fielder's choice by Connor Grant.
  • Limestone made some noise in the top of the 3rd with solo home runs by Zach Piazza and Matt Orth to give the Saints a 2-1 lead.
  • Utah Jones hit a home run for NGU in the bottom of the 3rd to tie the game.
  • Ryan Brown would score the next two runs for the Crusaders with a solo home run in the 4th and another solo home run in the 7th. Two more runs scored in the inning due to a fielding error.
  • The Saints made things interesting late in the game with an RBI-double by Zach Garick in the 8th and another RBI-double in the 9th by Orth. Jared Lembcke was able to limit the damage and earn the save.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Ryan Brown went 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs.
  • Utah Jones also recorded 3 hits as well as his first collegiate HR.
  • Blake Hamilton pitched 5.0 innings and received the win. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.

Inside the Limestone Box Score

  • Matt Orth collected 2 hits including a HR, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. He was also the starting pitcher but was charged with the loss.
  • Zach Garick recorded 2 hits and an RBI.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville will play its final home game of the regular season in a nonconference matchup against Augusta University on Tuesday, April 17th.