Sunday, April 5, 2009

Greenville, T.N.- The North Greenville Softball team traveled to Tennessee on Saturday to take on the Tusculum Pioneers for a double dip of softball.

The Crusaders have been riding high off of a recent 2 game sweep over Milligan College and would look to extend their winning streak and keep their recent momentum.
The first contest of the day would remain scoreless until the 6th inning when Lindsay Eargle would start a rally with a base hit to left field.

Eargle would eventually score on a throwing error by the pioneers off of a sacrifice bunt from Allison Bailey who would reach base on the error as well. After a Whitney Center walk, Karlie Taylor would plate Bailey with a base hit to center field. Whitney Center who advanced to 3rd on the Taylor hit as well as Taylor who stole second would score on a Lauren Vick Single to center field which would end the NGU scoring.
Leaders for the Crusaders in the first include Karli Taylor who went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run score, Lauren Vick who went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, and Hope Brewer and Lindsey Eargle both went 1 for 3 and Bridget Watson went 1 for 4. On the mound for the NGU was Kristyn Smith who pitched all 7 innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits.
In the second game of the day the Crusaders wouldn’t wait until the 6th inning to make a statement. The Crusaders would plate a run in the 2nd inning when Allison Bailey would score on a Karli Taylor double. In the 3rd inning Taylor Roof would reach base with a leadoff double and would advance to 3rd on a Bridget Watson single to left field. Taylor would tag and score on a sacrifice fly to center field from Hope Brewer. The Crusaders would plate their last run in the 6th inning when Whitney Center would score on a Karlie Taylor single.
The second game leaders for the Crusaders included Bridget Watson who went 2 for 4, and Karli Taylor who went 2 for 3 and also accounted for 2 of the 3 runs. Hope Brewer would also account for an RBI. Taylor Roof was on the mound for Crusaders and pitched 7 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits. The Crusaders are riding a 4 game win streak after their two Saturday wins. Coach Jan McDonald says “she is proud of the way the team bounced back from some tough losses” and is “also impressed with the way some of our younger players have been performing.”
The Softball team’s next contest is a double header against Montreat College on April 8th right here in Tigerville beginning at 2 pm.