Tigerville, SC - North Greenville completed the conference series sweep with a 6-5 victory over the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College. With the win, the Crusaders now sit atop the Conference Carolinas standings with a 7-2 conference record. Adam Sasser led the charge with two hits including a two run homer. Brock Robinson received the win while Kipp Rollings earned the save.
Innings 1-3 (3-1 NGU)
Ethan Garner took the mound to start the game. BAC was first on the board in the top of the 1st with an RBI walk. However, it didn't take the Crusaders long to respond as Adam Sasser put two runs on the board with a home run to left field. After a tough start to the game, Garner would recover with a three up, three down 2nd inning. North Greenville would come up empty in the inning as well. After a scoreless top of the 3rd, NGU would add a run in the bottom of the inning with an RBI groundout by Utah Jones.
Innings 4-6 (6-5 NGU)
BAC struck in the top of the 4th to take the lead with four runs in the inning including a two RBI single by Mason Dodd and an RBI single by Jakob Rolly. After a scoreless 5th inning, NGU came back to take the lead in the bottom of the 6th with a two run homer down the left field line by Jack Morris followed by a home run to left field by Jeremy Whitehead, his first of the season.
Innings 7-9 (6-5 NGU)
Belmont Abbey threatened in the top of the 7th with two base hits, but Brock Robinson would work to get out of the inning unscathed. Both teams went three up, three down in the 8th. With Kipp Rollings in to close the game out, Belmont Abbey would get two runners on base by way of a walk and a base hit. However, Rollings ended the game with a strikeout and a lineout to earn his first save of the season.
Adam Sasser collected 2 hits including his 11th homer of the season.
Jeremy Whitehead hit his first home run of the season. He would also walk and score 2 runs.
John Michael Faile went 2 for 3 with a walk.
North Greenville will head to Fluor Field in Greenville, SC to face the Royals of Queens University of Charlotte.