Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville earned its third league sweep in a row and extended its winning streak to seven games with 4-3 and 5-4 wins over Lees-McRae College.
The Crusaders trailed 3-0 after a big third inning from the Bobcats before Celsea Rivers cut the deficit to just two, with a solo homer in the home half of the third. NGU would trail by a score of 3-1 until the seventh inning.
North Greenville pieced together a rally, sparked by a leadoff single from Carson O’Donald. A bases loaded single from Megan Johnson would score the tying run, as O’Donald and Rivers would come around to score.
Morgan Roach would supply the final fireworks, as her single to right field would send Greer Killman sliding into home plate for the winning run. The Crusaders finished with five hits in the first game, three of which came in the final inning.
Megan Johnson led NGU with a 2-3 performance with two RBI. Roach and Rivers were both 1-3 while Carson O’Donald, who also got the win in the circle, was 1-2 with a run scored.
The Bobcats jumped on top in the third inning again during game two, scoring two runs on two hits while getting help from an NGU error.
North Greenville would answer in the home half of the frame, tapping the Bobcats for three runs. Kate Lee’s RBI double would score Morgan Herlong while Johnson would pick-up her third RBI of the day with a base hit. A third run would come around to score on a throwing error, giving NGU a 3-2 advantage.
The Crusaders would tack on two more runs in the fifth inning, as Lee and Johnson would supply more offense. Lee’s second double of the game would plate Greer Killman extending the lead to two runs. Lee came around to score later in the inning on Megan Johnson’s sacrifice fly would gave NGU a three-run cushion.
The Bobcats would add two more runs in the sixth inning to cut North Greenville’s lead to one run. They would load the bases in the seventh inning and threaten, but NGU reliever Carson O’Donald would pick-up two big outs to end the inning.
Kayla McCarson would get the win for NGU. Carson O’Donald would pick-up her second save of the season. Kate Lee finished the day with two doubles and two RBI. Greer Killman was 1-2 with a run scored while Morgan Herlong finished 1-2 with two runs scored.
North Greenville will wrap up the regular season on Saturday afternoon against King University. First pitch is scheduled for 2pm.
Pre-Game Ceremony: North Greenville University will host the dedication of the new softball complex and honor athletic director and former softball coach Jan McDonald before the first pitch of game one. NGU will also honor senior Jordan Farmer between game one and two, Saturday afternoon.