Solid O Solid D Solid W
Monday, February 23, 2009
Solid O Solid D  Solid W

North Greenville women softball brought home two wins today, from Franklin Springs, GA, where they battled Emmanuel College.

“We hit the ball well – really good shots today! Our hitting has really come around,” said Coach Jan McDonald.

Today’s play made it quite hard to believe the Crusaders have had any trouble at all with their hitting. In the first game Junior Allison Bailey was 2-for-3, had one home run, and scored a total of two runs. Junior Krysta Laird was also 2-for-3 in the first game. In the second game, Junior Hope Brewer had a 2-run-homerun in sixth, Senior Lindsey Eargle was 2-for-4, and Bailey had another strong game hitting 1-for-2, getting a double, and two base-on-balls. 

NGU was not slack offensively either – the ladies threw some serious hard ball. Sophomore Kristyn Smith got the first win of the day. Smith held Emmanuel to only four hits all game and had a total five strikeouts – attributing to the overall 4-1, first game victory for NGU. The second game was a little closer with a 5-3 win, and a first time collegiate win for freshman pitcher Taylor Roof. Roof had an outstanding game only giving up five hits, getting six strikeouts, and making an excellent defensive play in the bottom of the seventh resulting in a double.

The Crusaders will be back home Saturday Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. to take on Southern Wesleyan University. Hopefully, these powerful wins today will be just the rally and reinforcement the women need to score big and win more games – starting with SWU.