Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville remains undefeated early in the season after sweeping the Saint Augustine Falcons 11-1 and 19-0, Saturday afternoon at Pepsi Field.
The Crusaders fell behind early in the first game as the Falcons scratched across their only run of the day to take a 1-0 lead. North Greenville answered in the home half of the frame with two runs to take a 2-1 advantage. Megan Johnson and Grace DeBoer would be credited with an RBI plating runs with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single.
The Crusaders would score two more runs in the second before putting up a big inning in the fourth. Seven runs on six hits would give the Crusaders an 11-1 lead. The Falcons went down in order in the fifth as NGU earned the five-inning win in game one.
The Crusaders delivered nine hits in game one, led by DeBoer and Morgan Herlong who were 2-3 and 2-1. DeBoer finished with two RBI while Herlong had one. Both scored a run. Jordan Farmer led the Crusaders in game one with three RBI and two runs scored.
Saturday's second game got out of hand quickly as North Greenville batted around in the first inning, plating 11-runs on just three hits. Greer Kilman and Morgan Milam earn an RBI in the first inning as well as a host of other Crusaders as Falcon Pitching delivered several free passes to NGU hitters.
North Greenville's offense didn't stop there as the Crusaders plated three more runs in the second inning. Kilman earned herself another RBI in the frame with a single that scored Haley Gray Brittany Kimbrough earned her first RBI of the season with a bases loaded walk. NGU would exit the inning with a very comfortable 14-0 lead.
The Crusaders would add more insurance in the third and fourth innings as three runs crossed in the third and two more would come home in the fourth, equaling NGU's largest margin of victory in more than five seasons.
North Greenville finished game two with eight hits spread out between six different players. Killman led the charge, as she was 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI while Milam finished the day 1-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Emily Murphy delivered a hit and an RBI for NGU, as did Celsea Rivers who was 1-1 with two runs scored.
Avery Callahan and Kayla McCarson both earned wins on the mound for the Crusaders as they combined to allow just one run through 10-innings of work. North Greenville will be back in action on February 10th against Anderson University in Tigerville.