Wednesday Split Decision: Crusaders Split Double Header with Newberry
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday Split Decision: Crusaders Split Double Header with Newberry

Tigerville, S.C.-The North Greenville Softball team renewed their season series with Newberry College today with a double header.

Newberry would start the afternoon on top scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning. The Crusaders would not be outdone however producing a 4 run bottom of the first. NGU would go on to score 1 run in the 4th and a final run in the 5th to cap the days scoring. Offensively the Crusaders were led by Lindsey Eargle who went 2 for 4 with a run scored, Allison Bailey who went 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored 2 runs, and catcher Whitney Center who went 2-3 with an RBI. On the Mound for NGU was Taylor Roof who pitched 5 innings giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. Roof helped her own cause at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and a home run. Dana Garcia would pick up the save for NGU pitching 2 shutout innings giving up 1 hit. NGU would go on to post a win in the first game of the double with a score of 6 to 3.

Bridget Watson had the major defensive play of the day. Watson made an outstanding catch in the fifth inning, with bases loaded. It was the second out of the inning. “Watson made an outstanding play and stopped the Newberry rally,” said McDonald.

Newberry College would go on to take the second game of the day with solid pitching.

Offensively in the second game NGU was led by Hope Brewer going 1 for 4 with a run scored, Lindsey Eargle who went 1 for 3 with a run scored and Jessica turner who went 1 for 3 and accounted for the teams 2 runs with 2 RBI’s.  Pitching for the Crusaders was Kristyn Smith pitching 3 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. Dana Garcia would come into the game to try and score the win but was unable to do so pitching 3 innings as well and giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. With the first game win the Crusaders improved their record to 8 in 12 on the season. The NGU softball team will take the diamond again on Saturday March 21 at home against Emmanuel College.