Central, S.C.—The North Greenville Softball Team split a Conference Carolinas double-header with Southern Wesleyan University Tuesday night, taking a 6-5 win in game one and a 3-0 loss in game two.
The Crusaders moved to 6-8 in league play and 15-15 overall after the split with the Warriors. The Crusaders had 13 hits in game one led by Jordan Farmer and Haley Gray who were 3-4. Gray had two RBI for NGU while Farmer had two runs and an RBI. Jordan Willingham was 3-3 with a run and an RBI while Shayna Finley was 2-4 with a run scored.
The Crusaders evened the score at 2-2 in the second inning as Willingham and Gray picked up their first RBI of the day. The Warriors put up a three spot in the third inning to regain a 5-4 lead over NGU after the Crusaders scored two more runs in the in the bottom half of the inning. Morgan Roach farmer both had an RBI in the frame.
The Crusaders evened the score in the fifth inning on Cassi Carpenter's sacrifice fly and scored the go ahead run in the sixth as Jordan Willingham came all the way from first to score on Haley Gray's eventual game winning double. Anna Rogers got the win for North Greenville in the circle, moving to 2-1 on the season.
North Greenville had just one hit in game two as the bats went silent. Megan Johnson scored NGU's only base knock of the game with a double in the second inning. The Warriors scored two runs in the second inning on two base hits and an NGU error and one more run in the fifth inning on a solo homerun to take the 3-0 lead.
Southern Wesleyan racked up six hits on NGU pitching while scoring just one earned run. NGU committed two errors during the second game. Sarah Armstrong took the loss after pitching six of seven innings. The Crusaders stranded five runners after drawing four free passes.
North Greenville will return home on April 7th for the final double-header of the season in Tigerville. NGU will host Emmanuel College with first pitch scheduled for 2pm.