Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tigerville, S.C.—The Crusaders pounded out 23 hits, 14 of which came in game one, and scored 21 runs in 11 innings, en route to a double header sweep of Shaw University. The Crusaders grabbed game one 13-0 in five innings and won the series with a 8-0 win in six innings in game two.


Rachel Glazebrook got the win for NGU in game one, racking up nine strikeouts in three innings of work. Rebecca Holeman pitched the final two innings for NGU giving up just one hit while striking out two.

Both teams went silently in the first inning, but NGU got the offense going in the second. Amy Nagel led the inning off with a single and would come around to score the first run. She was followed up by Courtney Campbell’s bunt single. Both would score on Rachel Holeman’s RBI double, giving the Crusaders a 2-0 lead. Holeman would score the third run of the inning on Tori Freedman’s RBI Single.

The Crusaders continued their success at the plate in the third inning, scoring four runs on three hits. NGU was also aided by three Shaw errors. Amy Nagel, Rachel Holeman, and Kansas Wofford all picked up RBI’s for the Crusaders, extending North Greenville’s already comfortable lead to 7-0.

The Bears were once again turned away in the top of the fourth inning. Shaw was able to muster just one hit during the five inning game. NGU’s biggest inning came in the home half of the fourth. The Crusaders platted six runs during the frame, three of which came on Tori Freedman’s three run blast to center field, her first of the season. Freedman finished game one with four RBI’s to lead all hitters. Amy Nagel, who was 3-3 in game one, also picked up an RBI in the inning with a double to left field, scoring Rachel Holeman.

North Greenville 13, Shaw 0 (Mar 14, 2013 at Tigerville, S.C.) (Game 1)
Shaw................ 000 00 -  0  1  4      (4-13)
North Greenville.... 034 6X - 13 14  0      (3-10)
Pitchers: Shaw - FAHIE,Sheniqua. North Greenville - Rachel Glazebrook; Rebecca Holeman(4).
Win-Rachel Glazebrook(3-4)  Loss-FAHIE,Sheniqua(0-4)  T-1:15  A-67
HR NGU - Tori Freedman.


North Greenville’s offense continued its hot hitting in game two. Megan Steading led the game off with a double for the Crusaders sparking an early rally. Cassi Carpenter’s RBI single would score Steading from second and give the Crusaders a quick 1-0 lead.

The Crusaders broke the game open in the next inning, however platting five runs on three hits. Rachel Holeman would pick up the only RBI for NGU during the five run outburst. The Crusaders scored a run on a Shaw throwing error, a fielder’s choice, and two more on a Bear’s fielding error. North Greenville would head to the third inning with a 6-0 advantage.

The Crusaders would score one more run in the fifth inning, and another in the sixth to run rule the Bears for the second straight game. Marielena Santos led NGU from the dish in game two, going 3-3 with three runs scored. Megan Steading also posted a multi-hit game, going 2-2 with two runs scored. Cassie Carpenter got her first win of the Season for NGU on the mound, no hitting the Bears, and striking out seven.

The Crusaders improved their record to 4-10 on the season, and will look to continue their success this weekend when the welcome Queens University to Tigerville on Saturday. NGU’s quest for its first conference win is scheduled for a 1pm first pitch, with game two scheduled for a 3pm start time. 

North Greenville 8, Shaw 0 (Mar 14, 2013 at Tigerville, S.C.) (Game 2)
Shaw................ 000 000  -  0  0  3      (4-14)
North Greenville.... 150 101  -  8  9  1      (4-10)
Pitchers: Shaw - ARCHIBOLD,Daniela; MOORE,Taylor(3). North Greenville - Cassi Carpenter.
Win-Cassi Carpenter(1-2)  Loss-ARCHIBOLD,Daniela(3-2)  T-1:30  A-68
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