The North Greenville University softball team played away at Mars Hill College today. The Crusaders hammered out some strong hits and executed effective defense, but could not seem to get their players across the plate. NGU fell to Mars Hill in two very close games, with scores of 1-2 in the first game and 0-2 in the second.
North Greenville out hit their opponent all day long. Kristyn Smith struck out seven and Taylor Roof had four. Mars Hill only got five hits the first game and four in the second – compared to seven and eight for North Greenville.
Hope Brewer went 2-for-4 in the first game, while Karli Taylor had a pitch-hit-homerun in seventh inning to tie the game 1-1, sending them into extra innings. NGU lost in the eighth by the international tiebreaker rule.
Whitney Center was 3-for-3 in the second game and Taylor was 2-for-3.
“We hit well all game, but just couldn’t push our players across the plate,” Head Coach Jan McDonald said. North Greenville left ten runners on base in the first game and eight in the second.
The Crusaders will be back on the road tomorrow, Tuesday March 31, with a double-header at Spartanburg Methodist College at 3 p.m.