SWEEP! Crusaders stroll past Mount Olive in two-game set

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Win: Amanda Coffrin (17-3) 7.062116
Loss: Ward (0-3) 3.163311
Ashton Withers (NGU) 413100
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Ingram (UMO) 301100
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Win: Jaelin Griffin (3-5) 3.011023
Loss: Chaisson (5-7) 3.198610
Taylor Koon (NGU) 333100
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Barrera (UMO) 201000
SWEEP! Crusaders stroll past Mount Olive in two-game set
Saturday, April 14, 2018
SWEEP! Crusaders stroll past Mount Olive in two-game set

Mount Olive – North Greenville secured is a second consecutive sweep on Saturday, taking a pair of games from Mount Olive.

The Basics

  • Game One: Crusaders – 7 / Trojans – 2
  • Game Two: Crusaders – 10 / Trojans – 1
  • Records: North Greenville 24 – 12 (11 – 5) / Mount Olive 20 – 26 (7 – 11)
  • Location: Nancy Cassell Field (Mount Olive, North Carolina)

How it Happened (Game One)

  • Mount Olive struck first with a run in the first inning but NGU quickly corrected. Grace DeBoer smashed a triple in center field which brought around Brooklyn Stone to even it at 1 – 1 in the third inning.
  • Celsea Rivers looped in a two-RBI double in the fourth inning to make it 3 – 1 NGU but the Trojans cut the NGU lead to one run with a run in the sixth.
  • The Crusaders entered the seventh inning looking for insurance and the got it with three RBI base hits.
  • Brooke Wade scored a pair of RBI when she put the ball in play and reached on an error while DeBoer added to her RBI total with a single that plated Wade to make it 6 – 2.
  • Ashton Withers finished off the Trojans with an RBI to right field-which scratched DeBoer and gave NGU a five-run edge.
  • Amanda Coffrin shut the door on the Trojans in the seventh inning, stranding one runner.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Ashton Withers was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored while Grace DeBoer was 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI and a run.
  • Coffrin finished the game with a 17 – 3 record, recording six strikeouts and a pair of runs.

How it Happened (Game Two)

  • The heating trend continued into game two as the Crusaders pounded out 12 – hits compared to just two for the Trojans.
  • Jaelin Griffin and MacKenzie Dyson combined to hold Mount Olive to just one unearned run during the victory, giving up just one hit each.
  • Griffin helped her own cause with an RBI sacrifice fly that plated Hannah Gravely in the top of the first inning.
  • Kate Lee tacked another RBI for the Crusaders with a single to right-center that scored Grace DeBoer.
  • A run in the second and three in the third frame extended the lead to six runs for North Greenville. Brooklyn Stone sent home a pair of runs while Taylor Koon also singled in a run.
  • UMO scratched its first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning, capitalizing on a play at the plate to cut the NGU lead to 6 – 1.
  • The Trojan run failed to phase North Greenville though who got the run right back and added another in the fourth.
  • Griffins second RBI single scored Brooke Wade while Kate Lee’s batted ball sent Griffin home to score to extend the lead to 8 – 1.
  • The Crusaders put the finishing touches on the Trojans in the fifth with a pair of runs to "mercy rule" Mount Olive in the fifth inning.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Taylor Koon led North Greenville after going 3 for 3 with three runs scored and an RBI.
  • Jaelin Griffin was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI while Brooklyn Stone was 1 for 2 with three RBI.
  • Kate Lee finished 1 for 3 with a pair of RBI along with Wade who was 1 for 2 with a run scored and a run batted in.
  • Griffin was credited with the win and improved to 3 – 5 on the season as a starter.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders continue a four-game road stint with a trip to Lees-McRae College on April 17th at 2 pm.