Crusaders Take Series With Doubleheader Win Over Kentucky Wesleyan

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Kentucky Wesleyan010000120480
North Greenville10010114X8121
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Ryan Kirk (1-0) 2.000002
Loss: Cam Chapman (0-1) 1.113310
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Lane Kennemore (KWC) 402000
Joseph Burke (KWC) 302100
Jeremy Whitehead (NGU) 523201
February 14, 20201234567RHE
Kentucky Wesleyan1100000260
North Greenville110007X9110
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Christian Ryder (1-0) 6.062228
Loss: Ike Speiser (0-1) 1.133323
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Cody Bridges (KWC) 311010
Joseph Burke (KWC) 301100
Ian Ellis (KWC) 301000
Ethan Maxey (KWC) 311000
Ben Wilcoxson (KWC) 201100
Reece Puckett (KWC) 201000
Jeremy Whitehead (NGU) 322110
Jordan Holladay (NGU) 412201
Douglas Angeli (NGU) 312010
Cory Bivins (NGU) 322201
Crusaders Take Series With Doubleheader Win Over Kentucky Wesleyan
Friday, February 14, 2020
Crusaders Take Series With Doubleheader Win Over Kentucky Wesleyan

Tigerville, SC - North Greenville clinched the weekend series against the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College with 8-4 and 9-2 victories on Friday night. Scoring came at a premium until the late innings as NGU finished the day 6-24 with runners in scoring position. Ryan Kirk and Christian Ryder secured their first wins of the season. Jeremy Whitehead collected five hits throughout the day with two doubles and a home run.

Game One - 8-4 NGU

Ethan Garner took the mound for his third start of the season. In the bottom of the 1st, Jeremy Whitehead would get off to a solid start for the day with a solo shot to right field. Kentucky Wesleyan struck back in the top of the 2nd with an RBI double to left field. The score remained the same until the bottom of the 4th when Cory Bivins drove in a run with a single to center field. Two innings later, NGU added to the lead with Brady West scoring on a wild pitch. KWC's Chase Andrews would strike in the top of the 7th with a solo home run to left field. However, Michael Neustifter would put the Crusaders back up by two with an RBI double to left field. Two sacrifice flys by the Panthers tied the game in the top of the 8th at 4-4. For NGU, Whitehead would connect for his third hit of the game with an RBI double to left field. Neustifter would follow that up with a three-run home run to left field to put North Greenville up by four. Ryan Kirk, who entered the game in the top of the 8th, closed the game out with a scoreless ninth inning to secure the Crusader win.

Game Two - 9-2 NGU

Christian Ryder took the start for the Crusaders. Kentucky Wesleyan was able to score early with an RBI single to left center. However, the Crusaders would respond with an RBI single through the left side by Jordan Holladay. Both teams would score in the second as well with an RBI groundout by KWC and a solo home run to left field by Cory Bivins. Pitching would take over for the next several innings, but North Greenville would make plenty of noise in the bottom of the 6th with seven runs scored including home runs by Michael Neustifter and Holladay. Brent Herlong put the game to rest with a 1-2-3 top of the 7th to end the game.