Tigerville, S.C. – The Lady Crusader softball team continued its success against future Conference Carolinas opponents as they split a doubleheader with Limestone College on Monday afternoon, losing game one 4-3 in eight innings but winning game two 2-1.
In game one, North Greenville held a two-run advantage until Limestone evened the score in the top of the seventh and pushed across the eventual winning run in the top of the eighth inning to secure the victory. Taylor Roof (8-9) picked up the loss for the Lady Crusaders after pitching a complete game, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out eight batters.
Karli Taylor led the offense going 1-for-2 at the plate with a homerun, her second of the season, one run scored and one RBI. Marielena Santos and Sarah Griffith also finished the game 1-for-2 each.
The Lady Crusaders turned the tide in game two as North Greenville and Limestone were tied at one run apiece until Laura Hopper scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning after Courtney Campbell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the game-winning run.
Campbell started game two on the mound but lasted just two innings, giving up one run on three hits. Hopper (3-3) picked up the win for North Greenville as she pitched five innings of scoreless relief, allowing only five hits while recording one strikeout.
Campbell led the Lady Crusaders at the plate, finishing 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Santos was 1-for-2 at the plate with a run scored, while Kansas Wofford also finished 1-for-2 at the plate.
North Greenville (14-17) will be on the road tomorrow, April 12, as they travel to Central, S.C. to take on in-state rival Southern Wesleyan University. The doubleheader with the Lady Warriors is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.