CHAMPIONS! NORTH GREENVILLE DOWNS PFEIFFER TO WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

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North Greenville11001014112
Pfeiffer University0000000051
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Amanda Coffrin (18-8) 7.050024
Loss: Kiana Millsaps (8-3) 1.142212
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Heather Wade (NGU) 312100
Kaitlyn Wagers (NGU) 402200
Christie Reilly (NGU) 412000
Makenzie Pennell (PFEIFFER) 302000
CHAMPIONS! NORTH GREENVILLE DOWNS PFEIFFER TO WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, April 30, 2017
CHAMPIONS! NORTH GREENVILLE DOWNS PFEIFFER TO WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
BURLINGTON, N.C. – For the first time in school history, North Greenville University is crown Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament champions. The Crusaders defeated Pfeiffer 4-0 in the championship game behind a complete game shutout from Amanda Coffrin.
 
THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: No. 3 North Greenville 4, No. 1 Pfeiffer 0
LOCATION: Springwood Park; Burlington, N.C.
RECORDS: Pfeiffer 44-6; North Greenville 35-17
 
OFFENSIVE HIGHLIGHTS
-Kaitlyn Wagers led North Greenville, going 2-for-4 with two runs batted in.
-Christie Reilly and Heather Wade also recorded two hits apiece for the Crusaders.
-Makenzie Pennell led Pfeiffer, going 2-for-3.
 
PITCHING HIGHLIGHTS
-Coffrin tossed all seven innings in the circle for North Greenville, allowing zero runs on five hits and striking out four.
-For Pfeiffer it was Kiana Millsaps that got the start, throwing one and one-thirds innings. Sydney Poole finished the final five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs, one earned on seven hits.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
-Megan Johnson started a two-out rally for the Crusaders in the bottom of the first inning with a walk and Kate Lee followed with a single up the middle. Wagers then gave North Greenville a 1-0 lead with a double.
-Wade lifted a sacrifice fly in the second inning, plating Reilly to give the Crusaders a 2-0 lead.
-Pfeiffer threatened in the third inning with a pair of two-out runners, but Coffrin got out of the jam.
-The Falcons recorded their first hit of the contest in the fourth inning, recording a pair of hits, but that was it.
-North Greenville tacked on a run as Wade started the inning with an infield single and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. She later scored on a Johnson single through the right side, giving the Crusaders a 3-0 lead.
-In the sixth inning, North Greenville loaded the bases with two outs, but the Falcons got out of the jam.
-Lee reached on an error in the seventh inning and scored on a Wagers single, stretching the Crusader lead to 4-0.
-The Falcons loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but Coffrin induced a pop out and groundout to give North Greenville the 4-0 victory.
 
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
-North Greenville wins their first Conference Carolinas Tournament title, earning their first NCAA Softball Championship berth.
 
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
-Amanda Coffrin - Most Outstanding Player 
-Kaitlyn Wagers
-Grace DeBoer
-Brooklyn Fort