Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tigerville, S.C.—North Greenville improved to 4-2 in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday after sweeping a two game set 5-1 and 6-5 (8 innings) over Erskine College at Pepsi Field.

Morgan Roach put North Greenville in front in the second with an RBI single that scored Jordan Farmer who reached on a walk to begin the inning. Farmer would add to NGU's lead in the fourth inning with a solo homer that gave the Crusaders a 2-0 lead. The blast to right center was Farmer's second of the season. NGU would scratch one more run in the inning as Morgan Roach singled in her second RBI of the day extending the lead to three.

NGU's offense would come up big again in the fifth plating a pair of runs. Sarah Armstrong and Cassi Carpenter would come up big for NGU with an RBI double and an RBI single that scored Shayna Finley while Armstrong would also come around to score.

The Fleet would pick up a run in the seventh, but Cassi Carpenter would work around a pair of singles and an NGU error to put the finishing touches on her sixth win of the season. Carpenter allowed one run on six hits while striking out six.

Armstrong and Roach were both 2-3 in game one. Roach led with two RBI while Jordan Farmer was 1-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Cassi Carpenter helped her own cause with an RBI of her own.

Game Two Box Score

The Crusaders scored the first run of game two as Shayna Finley smashed a line drive over the left field fence to give NGU a 1-0 advantage. Erskine would answer with two runs in the second inning to take its first lead of the day at 2-1. Kathyrn Windham doubled the Fleet run total from the first game as her double into the left field gap scored two runs.

Not to be outdone, the Crusaders answered with a pair of runs of their own in the home half of the second inning. Sarah Armstrong would earn an RBI with a ground rule double, scoring Christie Reilly, and would come around to score on the next at bat as Cassi Carpenter singled her in.

Erskine would put together its biggest inning of the day in the fifth inning scoring three runs on five hits. The Fleet would take a 5-3 advantage over the Crusaders on the strength of two RBI base knocks and a wild pitch. Reliever Anna Rogers would work out of the jam with two strike-outs and a ground out to second to limit the damage.

NGU would tie the score at five in the fifth inning with the help of some shaky Erskine defense. The Crusaders plated two unearned runs during the frame as Taylor Wilson's hard hit grounder rolled under the glove scoring Greer Killman and Morgan Roach.

North Greenville would go on to win the game in the eighth inning on a walk off sacrifice fly. Jordan Farmer would pickup her second RBI of the day with the fly ball to center field as NGU completed the sweep of the Fleet.

Anna Rogers would earn her first collegiate win after pitching four innings striking out three batters while allowing four hits. Taylor Wilson led NGU with two RBI while Morgan Roach was 2-4 with a run scored. Sarah Armstrong was 1-5 with a ground rule double and an RBI with two runs scored.

The Crusaders will host Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon at 1 and 3 pm at Pepsi Field.