North Greenville Clinches Conference Regular Season Title With Win Over Mount Olive

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North Greenville100122210992
Mount Olive1010001036111
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Matthew Dailey (2-1) 2.021113
Loss: Seth Houston (0-1) 0.12221
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
John Michael Faile (NGU) 513300
Gunner Tolston (UMO) 443312
North Greenville Clinches Conference Regular Season Title With Win Over Mount Olive
Saturday, April 13, 2019
North Greenville Clinches Conference Regular Season Title With Win Over Mount Olive

The North Greenville Crusaders clinched the Conference Carolinas regular season championship by salvaging the final game of the weekend series against the Trojans of Mount Olive with a 9-6 victory. After trailing 2-1, the Crusaders went on to score seven unanswered runs and was able to hang on to win. John Michael Faile collected three hits while Matthew Dailey earned the win.

Innings 1-3 (2-1 UMO)

Adam Sasser led off the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right center to put NGU on the board in the top of the 1st. With starter Ethan Garner on the mound, Mount Olive responded with a run by way of an RBI single through the left side. After a scoreless 2nd, the Trojans would take the lead in the 3rd due to a solo shot to right field by Gunner Tolston. 

Innings 4-6 (6-2 NGU)

In the top of the 4th, a passed ball allowed Sasser to score a run to tie the game. Two more runs would come in to score in the top of the 5th thanks to a two RBI single through the right side. Not long after, a lengthy weather delay put the game on hold. The top of the 6th saw Utah Jones add two additional runs to the NGU lead with a single through the right side. 

Innings 7-9 (9-6 NGU)

North Greenville extended the lead once againin the top of the 7th with a two run home run by Sasser. The Trojans would finally end their scoring drought in the bottom of the inning when a fielding error allowed a run to score. For the fifth consecutive inning, NGU scored an insurance run in the top of the 8th when Faile singled up the middle to drive in a run. Mount Olive didn't go down without a fight, scoring three runs off a two run homer and an RBI double, but that would not be enough as Kipp Rollings would record the final out to earn the save.

Individual

John Michael Faile posted 3 hits, 3 RBIs, and a run scored.

Utah Jones recorded 2 hits, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.

Adam Sasser hit a 3-run home run and came around to score twice.

Upcoming

The Crusaders will return to Tigerville to face the Lander Bearcats on Wednesday, April 17th.