Sweep! Crusaders Wrap Up Regular Season With Win Over Bulldogs

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Win: Tucker Burgess (13-1) 5.031105
Loss: T. Fennell (6-5) 4.288722
Utah Jones (NGU) 412110
John Jones (NGU) 412210
Connor Grant (NGU) 312300
Jared Williams (NGU) 322000
Jack Morris (NGU) 332120
G. Pate (BARTON) 412000
C. Warren (BARTON) 422101
G. Giddens (BARTON) 402000
Sweep! Crusaders Wrap Up Regular Season With Win Over Bulldogs
Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Sweep! Crusaders Wrap Up Regular Season With Win Over Bulldogs

Wilson, N.C. - North Greenville took care of business with a win over Barton College to complete the three-game sweep. With the sweep, North Greenville clinched the number one seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Connor Grant had a solid game with three hits including a triple and three runs batted in. Tucker Burgess won yet again to finish the season with a 13-1 record.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 11 / Barton – 3
  • Records: NGU 39-6, 21-3 CC / SWU 12-36, 4-19 CC
  • Location: Wilson, North Carolina (Nixon Field)

How it Happened

  • The first two innings went scoreless.
  • NGU took the lead with four runs in the 3rd inning. John Jones brought in the first run with an RBI-single to right field. Connor Grant then scored two runs with a triple down the right field line. After a mound visit, Ryan Brown scored an RBI with a sacrifice fly to center field.
  • Four more runs came in to score in the top of the 4th for North Greenville. An RBI-single through the left side by Jack Morris increased the Crusader lead to five. A fielding error allowed Alex Williams to score. John Jones brought in the third run with a single through the right side. A sacrifice fly by Connor Grant scored the fourth run to gibe NGU an 8-0 lead.
  • Barton scored a run in the bottom of the 4th with a home run by Colby Warren.
  • The Bulldogs added two runs in the 6th when Chase Riker hit a two RBI-double down the right field line.
  • NGU capped off the scoring in the 8th with three runs. Black brought in the first run with a sacrifice bunt. An RBI-single by Utah Jones scored the second run. Josh Senter then hit a pinch hit RBI-single to left field.
  • Kipp Rollings pitched a scoreless 9th inning to end the game.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Tucker Burgess pitched a dominating 5.0 innings. He allowed just 3 hits and 1 run.
  • Connor Grant went 2 for 3 including a triple and drove in 3 runs.
  • John Jones recorded 2 hits and 2 RBIs.

Inside the Barton Box Score

  • Colby Warren went 2 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. His 2 hits were a home run and a double.
  • Trent Fennell pitched 4.2 innings allowing 7 earned runs. He was charged with the loss.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville heads to the Conference Carolinas tournament as the #1 seed.