Softball starts slow but finishes strong
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Softball starts slow but finishes strong

North Greenville women’s softball played a double-header at Piedmont College today. The first game was tied, up to the fourth inning at 2-2.

The Crusaders gave up a grand slam in the fifth, which put them at 7-2. The game ended in a 10-2 loss in six innings. The second game,however, was quite the different story. The women powered up their bats and took home a 10-3 victory.
 
Sophomore pitcher, Kristyn Smith, had eight strikeouts in the first game, gave up ten hits on two errors and had two walks. Both Krysta Laird and Jessica Turner went 2-for-3 batting in the first game. Hope Brewer went 1-for-3 with a double.

In the second game NGU seriously changed up the pace. “We really got our bats going,” said Student Assistant Coach Dustin Fuls. Lindsey Eargle went 3-for-5 with a triple, a stolen base and one run scored. Those stats give Eargle a six-game hitting streak. Allison Bailey went 2-for-4, with a triple, one RBI and two runs scored. Laird was 1-for-2, had two RBIs and one run scored. Taylor Roof hit 2-for-4, had one RBI and scored 3 runs.  Jessica Turner went 2-for-3 and had both one RBI and one run. Tia LaFreniere was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and a stolen base.

Roof was the winning pitcher for the second game, which puts her at 2-5 for the season. Roof gave up a total of two hits with three runs and had two strikeouts.

The Softball team will be playing a double-header against Mars Hill College starting at 1 p. m. on Saturday, February 7.