Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville moved to 2-2 in Conference Carolinas play on Friday following a double-header split with Pfeiffer University. The Crusaders won game one 3-2 and dropped a 1-0 decision in game two.
The Crusaders claimed all three runs in the third inning as four hits and a Falcon error earned NGU a 3-0 lead. Megan Johnson would get things started earlier in the frame as her RBI infield single would break a scoreless tie when Christie Reilly came across to score. Kate Lee's single to center field was the biggest blow of the frame as she scored Greer Killman and Celsea Rivers to extend the NGU lead to 3-0.
Pfeiffer would plate a solo run in the fourth and fifth innings but a couple of big defensive plays including a double play by Celsea Rivers would erase the threat. North Greenville would strand three runners in the sixth inning but Carson O'Donald would secure her seventh win of the season as a starter retiring the falcons in order in the seventh inning.
Kate Lee led NGU with two RBI, as she was 1-3 from the plate. Carson O'Donald was 2-3 from the dish while Morgan Milam finished 2-1. Greer Killman was 1-4 with a run scored while Megan Johnson finished 1-3 with an RBI.
dGame two would turn into a defensive struggle as the two teams had just seven hits between them. Pfeiffer held the Crusaders to just two base knocks while the Falcons mustered just five in 25 plate appearances.
The only run of game two came in the fifth inning. The Falcons were the beneficiaries of an NGU fielding error as a triple turned into an in the park homerun to give Pfeiffer a 1-0 advantage.
North Greenville failed to answer as Pfeiffer starter Kennedy Lest held NGU hitless in the team's final three at-bats. Anna Rogers was equally impressive in her outing as she struck out four and allowed just five hits. Her one allowed run was un-earned.
Celsea Rivers and Megan Johnson accounted for NGU's only two hits. The Crusaders stranded four runners. Rogers suffered her first loss as a starter and is now 2-1 on the season.
North Greenville sits at 15-11 overall and 2-2 in league play. The Crusaders will host Belmont Abbey on March 23rd in a Conference Carolinas double-header scheduled for a 2pm first pitch.