Saturday, March 21, 2009

North Greenville softball racked up another two wins today against Emmanuel College at home in Tigerville. The women beat Emmanuel 5-2 in the first game and 5-3 in the second.

Kristyn Smith got the win for the first game. Smith gave up two runs on four hits and struck out an incredible 14, Emmanuel batters. “[Smith] had an outstanding day on the mound,” said Coach Jan McDonald.

NGU got one run in the first inning, scored by Hope Brewer. Lindsey Eargle got a hit to advance Brewer and Krysta Laird pushed her over with a sacrifice bunt, and was finally knocked in by Allison Bailey. North Greenville did not score again until the fifth inning when Lauren Vick scored on a double by Ashley Warlick. Finally, in the sixth inning, the Crusaders really locked in their win with three runs contributed by hits from Bailey and Jessica Turner as well as a double from Bridget Watson and a sacrifice fly by Whitney Center. North Greenville scored five runs on five hits and had zero errors the entire game.

Taylor Roof picked up the win for the second game. Roof gave up three runs on six hits and struck out 11. North Greenville had a total of three errors for the entire game.

NGU hitters did very well today in both games. The Crusaders scored three runs in the third inning and two runs in the fourth. Eargle and Center each had a double that game, Karli Taylor went 2-for-3 with a single in the third and a 2-run-homerun in the fourth, and Turner went 2-for-4 with a single and a double. “[Watson] was on the entire game,” said McDonald. She had a single and was walked on two different occasions.

The Crusaders will be traveling to Spartanburg Methodist College this Friday, March 26.