Tigerville, S.C.—North Greenville won its eighth and ninth games in a row on Saturday earning wins of 7-6 and 4-3 over King University.
A three run first inning from the Tornado, all coming on a home run would put NGU in a two run hole after a Morgan Roach single that scored Morgan Herlong and made the count 3-1.
North Greenville would score once more in the fourth on Celsea Rivers’ RBI base knock but the Tornado would carry a 5-2 lead into the fifth inning. The Crusaders had just four hits in the first four full innings of play.
NGU turned it on in the fifth inning, as four runs would score on six hits. Jordan Farmer and Haley Gray would pick up an RBI each while Celsea Rivers single to left field would score two as NGU took its first lead of the game at 6-5.
The Tornado would tack on a run in the seventh inning to even the score at 6, challenging NGU in the seventh. The Crusaders would supply the second walk off in three games though as a Celsea Rivers sacrifice fly to right field would plate the winning run as Farmer crossed home plate to give NGU the game one win.
Morgan Roach led NGU in hits with two while tacking on an RBI. Farmer was 1-2 with three runs scored and an RBI. Haley Gray was perfect in her one at bat as she was 1-1 with an RBI while also scoring a run. Anna Rogers earned the win after pitching three-innings of relief.
North Greenville took a 2-0 lead after two innings as Celsea Rivers singled in Haley Gray and Morgan Roach. Jordan Willingham tapped a bunt down the first base side in the fourth as NGU extended its lead to 3-0. Jordan Farmer got in on the action in the fifth inning with an RBI single which extended the game to 4-0.
King Posted a comeback in the sixth inning as three runs would come around to score. The Tornado scored the runs on three hits and used one NGU error to cut the gap to just one run.
Reliever Anna Rodgers would keep NGU ahead though, stranding two king runners in the sixth and one in the seventh as NGU preserved its fourth Conference Carolinas sweep of the season.
Haley Gray finished the game 2-2 with two runs scored. Farmer ended her senior day in style with a 1-3 performance, registering an RBI. Celsea Rivers was also 1-3 with an RBI.
North Greenville improved to 25-22 overall and 11-11 in Conference Carolinas play. The Crusaders will wait to see whom they will play in the Conference Carolinas tournament.