Game Two Box Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville softball split a double header with Tusculum losing the first game 6-2 but bouncing back to win the second game 5-2 in six innings.
Taylor Roof started the first game for NGU pitching only 2 and two thirds innings giving up six runs (Only two of the six runs were earned) on five hits. She allowed no walks and struck out three batters.
The North Greenville defense struggled during the first game committing four errors which led to four runs for Tusculum. Also struggling in the first game was the Crusader offense scoring only two runs on five hits. The 2 runs for NGU were scored in the third inning in the form of a two run homer from Allison Bailey.
Kristyn Smith came on in relief in the second inning recording one out. Freshman Laura Hopper took over in the third holding the Pioneers scoreless only giving up one hit. Hopper issued four walks and struck out three batters.
Kristyn Smith started on the mound for NGU in second game pitching a complete game pitching six innings giving up two runs on five hits. Neither of the two Tusculum runs were earned. Smith delivered 10 strike outs to the Tusculum Hitters and issued just three walks.
The offense for North Greenville showed up early in the second game. The first runs for NGU came in the second inning when freshman Courtney Campbell crushed a two run homer to dead center field bringing Taylor Nunn to the plate.
The Crusaders struck again in the fourth inning when Lauren Vick led the inning off with a solo home run to right center field. Sarah Griffith picked up two RBI’s in the inning scoring Krista Laird and Taylor Nunn. The three run inning gave NGU the lead 5-0.
Tusculum scored two runs in the fifth and threatened again in the sixth but failed to score. The game was called after the top of the sixth due to lack of daylight.
The Lady Crusaders will play next in a tournament in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They will play Charleston University Friday at 4pm and on Saturday at 6pm against Coker College.