CRUSADERS DROP FIRST TWO GAMES OF WEEKEND TOURNAMENT
Friday, March 5, 2010
CRUSADERS DROP FIRST TWO GAMES OF WEEKEND TOURNAMENT

Spartanburg, S.C.—The North Greenville softball team traveled to Spartanburg for a weekend tournament but struggled the first day losing the first game 6-0 to the University of Charleston West Virginia dropping a close game to Coker College 7-6.

Taylor Roof started the first game for North Greenville pitching 3 innings giving up 2 runs. Laura Hopper came on in relief for NGU in the fourth inning. Hopper gave up 4 runs and only 2 earned runs and struck out three batters.
The Crusader offense was only able to muster six hits during the first contest. Hope Brewer was 3-3 with a triple and Allison Bailey was 1-3 with a double to lead NGU.
Kristyn Smith started the second game for NGU pitching six innings giving up seven runs on seven hits (five earned runs). She allowed four walks and struck out two batters.
The Crusader offense reappeared in the second game scoring two runs in the first, fourth, and seventh innings. Kansas Wofford was 2-3 with 2 runs scored, Allison Bailey was 2-4 with an RBI and a run, Kimberly Robertson was 3-4 with a run scored, and Courtney Campbell was 2-4 with a home run.
Coker had an answer for North Greenville’s offense in the second game scoring in the first, fourth and sixth innings. The Cobras’ biggest inning was the fourth in which they scored four runs.
“We just didn’t show up in the first game,” said head coach Sarah Hall. “We fought hard in the second game and hit the ball better picking up a lot of hits we just couldn’t get them when we needed them.”

The Crusaders will continue tournament play tomorrow playing in three games against Milligan College, Brevard, and Newberry. The First game is scheduled to begin at noon.