Crusaders split non-conference series with Anderson

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North Greenville101000X240
Win: Amanda Coffrin (2-0) 7.020065
Loss: Kayla Pepper (1-1) 6.042136
Kasey Grant (AU) 401000
Ali Anderson (AU) 201010
Celsea Rivers (NGU) 312000
Taylor Koon (NGU) 202210
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North Greenville00300000361
Win: Harlie Duncan (3-0) 4.010014
Loss: Jaelin Griffin (0-1) 8.0643311
Joshlyn Martin (AU) 402000
Celsea Rivers (NGU) 412100
Brooklyn Stone (NGU) 212010
Crusaders split non-conference series with Anderson
Friday, February 9, 2018
Crusaders split non-conference series with Anderson

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville softball split a non-conference double-header on Friday with Anderson University winning 2-0 before losing the second game 4-3 in extra innings.

The Basics:

  • Game One Score: NGU – 2 / AU – 0
  • Game Two Score: NGU – 3 / AU – 4 (8-Innings)
  • Records: North Greenville 3 – 1 / Anderson 5 – 1
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Jan McDonald Field)

How it Happened (Game One)

  • Taylor Koon knocked in a pair of runs in the first and third innings with two RBI singles that scored Ashton Withers and Celsea Rivers.
  • Amanda Coffrin would, and the North Greenville defense carried the Crusaders the rest of the way, keeping the Trojans scoreless.
  • Coffrin finished with five strikeouts on the day while holding the Trojans to an 0 – 5 mark with runners in scoring position.
  • Coffrin walked the bases loaded in the top of the seventh but worked her way out of the jam with a pair of K’s including the final out of the game.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Taylor Koon finished the first game 2-2 with pair of RBI and a walk.
  • Celsea Rivers was 2-3 with a run scored.
  • Coffrin improved to 2-0 on the season and has yet to allow a run in 14-innings of work.

How it Happened (Game Two)

  • The Trojans jumped out to an early one run lead in game two with a solo in the second inning.
  • North Greenville answered back in the home half of the third when Celsea Rivers laid down a squeeze that scored Ashton Withers from third.
  • Celsea would around to score on the next batter when Taylor Koon added to her RBI total with double to right field that made it 3-1, scoring Withers along with Rivers.
  • Anderson tied it up with a two run sixth inning on an RBI single that scored Hamilton and Oxner.
  • The Crusaders had chances to tie or take the lead in the sixth inning but stranded two runners.
  • The Trojans tacked on the winning run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly that scored Grant.
  • Ali Anderson led the Trojans with a 1-3 performance, scoring one run while also knocking in an RBI.
  • Harli Duncan earned the win, pitching four innings allowing just one hit with four strikeouts. 

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Celsea Rivers led the game two charge, going 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Taylor Koon finished 1-4 with a pair of runs batted in while Brooklyn Stone finished 2-2 with a run scored.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders take on Carson-Newman on Tuesday February 13th at 1 pm and 3pm.