Burgess Throws Complete Game, Shuts Out Erskine

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North Greenville401002000791
Win: Tucker Burgess (14-1) 9.0800112
Loss: Zach Carter (2-3) 6.087405
Utah Jones (NGU) 412100
John Jones (NGU) 422100
Connor Greene (ERSKINE) 403000
Burgess Throws Complete Game, Shuts Out Erskine
Friday, April 27, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
Burgess Throws Complete Game, Shuts Out Erskine

Burlington, N.C. - North Greenville won its second game of the Conference Carolinas Tournament in a 7-0 shutout of the Erskine Flying Fleet. With four runs scored in the first inning, NGU has now scored 13 first-inning runs in just two games in the tournament. Tucker Burgess pitched a gem, giving up no runs and striking out twelve. Utah and John Jones each recorded two hits and an RBI.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 7 / Erskine – 0
  • Records: NGU 41-6, 21-3 CC / LC 26-25, 11-12 CC
  • Location: Burlington, North Carolina (Burlington Stadium)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders got the ball rolling with four runs in the 1st. Utah Jones scored the first RBI of the game with a double to right field. John Jones hit an RBI single in the next at bat to score Utah. With two runners on base, a throwing error allowed two more runs to come in for NGU.
  • Another throwing error allowed Jeffrey Chandler to score in the 3rd.
  • North Greenville scored two final runs in the 6th. Andrew Plunkett drove in a run with an RBI-groundout. Eric Gilbert eventually brought in the final run with an RBI-single through the left side.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Tucker Burgess pitched 9.0 complete innings, allowing 0 runs on 8 hits and striking out 12.
  • John Jones went 2 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
  • Utah Jones also collected 2 hits and an RBI.

Inside the Erskine Box Score

  • Connor Greene produced 3 hits, all of which were singles.
  • Zach Carter pitched 6.0 innings. He allowed 4 earned runs on 7 hits, and was charged with the loss.

Next Time Out

  • NGU will get an unexpected day off Saturday due to poor field conditions, and will play again Sunday with an opponent and time to be determined.