Game Two Box Brevard, N.C.—The North Greenville softball team traveled to Brevard College putting its 6-0 record on the line. The Crusaders however failed to win the first game losing to Brevard in Game one 4-2. The Lady Crusaders bounced back in the second game however winning 5-3.
Junior Kristyn Smith started the first game on the mound for NGU going 5.2 innings giving up four runs on six hits. Smith gave up three walks and posted four strikeouts.
The first game started off promising for NGU as Kansas Wofford led off with a double. She would later score on an Allison Bailey single. North Greenville held the one run lead until the fifth inning when Brevard rallied for a three run bottom half scoring all three runs on three hits. The Crusaders added one more run in the sixth inning.
Offensively in the first game the Crusaders were led by Kansas Wofford who was 2-3 and scored a run, Allison Bailey who was 1-2 with two RBI’s and Hope Brewer who was 1-3 with a triple.
After suffering their first loss of the season North Greenville didn’t wait long to right the ship. Starting pitcher led the charge for NGU pitching a complete 7 innings allowing only 3 runs on 7 hits. Roof also allowed three walks and struck out three.
The Crusaders jumped ahead early in the second game as well scoring one run in the first inning. Kansas Wofford led off the game once again with a single later scoring on a Karly Taylor base hit. NGU went onto score three runs in the top half of the inning making the score 4-0. The Crusaders added one more run in the fifth inning. Leading to the 5-3 win.
Leaders offensively for NGU in the second game were Kansas Wofford who was 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Jessica Turner who was 2-3 with an RBI. Also scoring runs for NGU were Allison Bailey, Taylor Roof, and Kimberly Robertson.
With the series split North Greenville improves to 7-1 and Brevard improves to 2-6. The Crusaders will play again February 26th for a double header at Milligan College in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The double header is scheduled for a 1pm start time.