Softball splits doubleheader with Lady Tornados
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tigerville, S.C. – After over a week off, the Lady Crusader softball team split a doubleheader with futre Conference Carolinas opponent King College on Saturday afternoon, winning game one 3-1 but dropping game two 12-3.

In the first game, Taylor Roof (8-8) continued her recent hot streak as she pitched a complete game, allowing one run on four hits while striking out eight batters.

At the plate, Marielena Santos had a strong game, finishing 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Kimberly Robertson also finished the game 1-for-2 with an RBI, while Karli Taylor recorded an RBI of her own.

In game two, the Lady Tornados recorded 12 runs on 13 hits to down North Greenville and end the Lady Crusaders’ five-game winning streak.

Robertson (3-1) got the start in the second game but lasted just 1 2/3 innings after giving up three runs on three hits while recording only one strikeout. Laura Hopper came on to pitch four innings of relief, giving up eight runs on nine hits while striking out two. Roof pitched the final 1/3 inning, allowing one hit and recording her team-leading 86th strikeout to end the game.

On offense, Roof and Taylor both finished the game 1-for-2 with one RBI apiece, while Courtney Campbell scored two runs in the game.

The Lady Crusaders (13-16) have 10 games remaining with their next contest coming against future Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College on Monday, April 11 in Tigerville. The doubleheader, North Greenville’s final home game of the season, will begin at 2 p.m.