Tigerville, S.C.—NGU fell to 5-5 in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday after a 6-5 and 3-2 loss to Limestone College.
North Greenville used the long ball to perfection in game one, scoring four runs on three homeruns. Megan Johnson gave NGU a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo homerun over the right field fence after the Crusaders failed to capitalize on a two on no outs situation in the first.
The Crusaders scored three more runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead. Shayna Finley put NGU up 2-0 with a solo homerun of her own, while Tori Freedman took advantage of a high fast ball sending it over the left field fence, scoring Jordan Farmer from second base.
Limestone eventually made its mark in the run column in the fifth inning, also using the homerun ball. A two run blast from Camry Taylor cut NGU's lead to just two. The Saints would go on to tie the game at 4-4 scoring a run on an NGU error and a fourth run on a softly hit grounder down the third base line.
The game would go into extras, and Limestone would make the most of their eighth inning. The Saints scratched across a pair of runs in the top half of the frame to take a 6-5 lead on NGU. The Crusaders scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on Emily Murphy's RBI ground out, but the Saints would go on to win the game on a strikeout.
The Saints would post a three spot in the first inning. Two RBI singles and a fielder's choice with an RBI tacked on would hand the Saints a 3-0 lead over NGU. The Crusaders would struggle at the plate, remaining hitless until the fourth inning.
Tori Freedman would put NGU on the board in the fourth with an RBI double that scored Shayna Finley from first base. The Crusaders would plate another run in the bottom of the seventh on a Limestone error, but NGU would leave a runner on third as Limestone escaped with the game two loss.
Sarah Armstrong was 3-6 on the day while Tori Freedman was 2-6 with a two run homer. Shayna Finley and Megan Johnson also had a homerun for NGU in game one. The Crusaders will take on Francis Marion tomorrow afternoon.