Monday, March 9, 2009

The Crusaders’ women softball team played Southern Wesleyan University at home today. NGU knocked back a win in the first game, with a score of 4-2. However, they came up short in the second with a score of 5-6.

Kristyn Smith got the win in the first game and only gave up four hits. Where as Lindsey Eargle led the team in hitting, going 2-for-3 at bat. It was a slow start with SWU only scoring one run in the first three innings and NGU scoring none. The bottom of the fourth won the game for North Greenville – scoring all four of their runs that inning.

The second game was a very close battle, down to the very last inning. SWU started off the game securing three runs in the first inning. However, North Greenville pulled into the lead by scoring one run in the second and four in the third. Unfortunately, they couldn’t hold the lead and gave up three more runs in the final two innings. Despite the loss, the Crusaders did a lot of things right that game. “Dana Garcia came in and did a great job pitching in relief of Taylor Roof,” said Coach Jan McDonald. Also, Allison Bailey hit a triple in the second inning and had an impressive 2-run-homerun in the third.

The Crusaders will be playing again at 2 p.m. at Presbyterian college this Friday, March 13.