SWEEP! Crusaders celebrate Senior Day with pair of wins over SWU

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North Greenville001006X7140
Win: Amanda Coffrin (19-4) 7.032238
Loss: Josie Edwards (0-12) 5.063321
Becca White (SWU) 201010
Maddie Ward (SWU) 211010
Megan New (SWU) 311201
Taylor Koon (NGU) 313100
April 21, 201812345RHE
Southern Wesleyan00000011
North Greenville4130X8122
Win: Jaelin Griffin (6-5) 3.000023
Loss: Hunter Hoskins (8-22) 4.0128500
Natalie Johnson (SWU) 201000
Hannah Gravely (NGU) 322100
Ashton Withers (NGU) 312100
Taylor Koon (NGU) 312000
Kate Lee (NGU) 212200
SWEEP! Crusaders celebrate Senior Day with pair of wins over SWU
Saturday, April 21, 2018
SWEEP! Crusaders celebrate Senior Day with pair of wins over SWU

Tigerville – North Greenville closed out the 2018 season in style on Saturday afternoon sweeping Southern Wesleyan in the final Conference Carolinas action of the season.

The Basics

  • Game One: Crusaders – 7 / Warriors – 2
  • Game Two: Crusaders – 8 / Warriors – 0 (5 – Innings)
  • Records: North Greenville 29 – 13 (15 – 15) / Southern Wesleyan
  • Location: Jan McDonald Field (Tigerville, South Carolina)

How it happened (Game One)

  • Southern Wesleyan took the first inning lead Megan New’s two-run blast that made it 2 – 0. It was the first home run given up by Amanda Coffrin in her two seasons in Tigerville.
  • North Greenville cut into the lead as Celsea Rivers scored on a Brooke Wade sac fly in the third inning.
  • The Warriors kept the Crusaders off the board until the sixth inning when NGU’s bats came alive.
  • Celsea Rivers sparked a six-run rally with a solo home run down the left field line that evened the score at two.
  • Taylor Koon singled in Darby Holmes in her next at-bat while Hannah Gravely delivered a pinch-hit single that brought home Kate Lee and Stone to make it 5 – 2.
  • Ashton Withers then got in on the action along with Celsea Rivers again with a pair of infield singles that made it 7 – 2.
  • Coffrin retired the Warriors in order in her last inning of work in Tigerville to lock up the game one win.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Celsea Rivers led NGU with two hits on three chances in game one to go along with three RBI.
  • Taylor Koon finished the game 3 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. One of her two hits was a double.
  • Amanda Coffrin quickly regained her mojo after giving up a first-inning homer, bouncing back to punch out eight batters and allowing just one more hit.

How it Happened (Game Two)

  • The Crusaders jumped ahead early in the second game as Hannah Gravely came across to score on a Warriors throwing error in the first.
  • Celsea Rivers came through later in the inning with a bunt single that scored Grace DeBoer while a Kate Lee single to left field plated Rivers and Ashton Withers to make it 4 – 0.
  • NGU scored one more run in the second as Ashton Withers turned in an RBI groundout that scratched Gravely to extend the lead to five.
  • The final runs of the game came in the third inning on three separate hits. Brooklyn Stone scored Taylor Koon with a single up the middle while Brooke Wade’s center field double brought home Koon to make it 7 – 0.
  • The eighth run of the game came from the bat of Gravely who also produced a productive groundout to short that brought home stone and made it 8 – 0.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • NGU had 12 – hits in game two and four players with multiple base knocks.
  • Kate Lee was 2 for 2 with a pair of RBi and a run scored while Hannah Gravely finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Ashton Withers and Taylor Koon were both 2 for 3 with a run scored. Withers added an RBI.
  • Jaelin Griffin eclipsed the .500 mark on Saturday as she earned the game two win. Griffin threw three shutout innings and struck out three as she improved to 6 – 5 on the season.
  • Anna Rogers also turned in a pair of shutout innings on her senior day and struck out two.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders head to Burlington, North Carolina on Thursday to defend their Conference Carolinas Tournament title. The Conference Carolinas tournament begins on Friday afternoon.