Franklin Springs, Ga—The North Greenville softball team got itself back in the win column on Monday night, sweeping a double-header from future Conference Carolinas member Emmanuel College, by scores of 1-0 and 14-6, improving NGU to 6-5 on the season overall.
The Crusaders were led by Rachel Glazebrook in game one, who continued her early season success, dealing a 1 hit shutout against the Lions. Offensively, the Crusaders suffered some unfortunate luck, making solid contact at the plate, resulting only in outs. NGU struggled at times, failing to deliver hits in key situations, stranding eight runners, but a bases loaded walk from Emmanuel pitching scored the go-ahead and winning run for NGU.
The Crusaders were much more solid at the plate in game two, finding empty space in the Emmanuel defense. The Crusaders dished out 17 total hits during the evening encore, led by Jordan Farmer who was 5-5, including her first collegiate homerun. Rachel Glazebrook was also perfect at the dish going 4-4 and delivering her first homerun of the 2014 season. Getting the win in the circle for North Greenville was Sarah Armstrong who pitched three solid innings, while Cassie Carpenter closed the door on the Lions.
North Greenville will play one more non-conference game on February 26th, when the Crusaders travel to Newberry to take on the Wolves in double header scheduled for a 1pm start time. NGU will return home on Saturday to host Lees-McRae in the first Conference Carolinas game of the 2014 season. First pitch for the Saturday double-header is scheduled for 1pm.
STATISTICS FOR MONDAY'S GAMES WILL BE AVAILABLE TUESDAY