Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville softball fell to 13-18 on the season Wednesday after dropping a pair of games to Young Harris College 11-0 and 3-0 at Pepsi Softball field.
NGU’s offense struggled in both games, as the Crusaders collected just eight hits in 14 innings. The Mountain Lions on the other hand scored early and often, including a five run second inning in game one to take a commanding 5-0 lead.
Young Harris would tack on a single run in the third and sixth innings before opening the offense up again in the seventh. The Mountain Lions Jen Sprading’s put Young Harris ahead comfortably with a three run blast that extended the Mountain Lion’s lead to 8-0. Young Harris would add one more run in the inning to take its 11-0 advantage.
The Crusaders were led by Tori Freedman who was 2-3 from the dish while Cassi Caprenter, Marielena Santos, and Kimberly Robertson had one hit a piece. Rachel Glazebrook had her worst outing of the season, giving up five runs (1 Earned) in two innings on the mound. Glazebrook struck out five and walked two. Rebecca Holeman finished the game in the circle for North Greenville allowing six runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
The Mountain Lions wasted little time in game two, piecing together a two run first inning, to take a 2-0 advantage. Young Harris added one more run in the fourth to cap the scoring for the day.
The Crusaders’ best chance to score came in the seventh inning, but stranded runners on the corners to end the game. NGU’s three hits in game two came from Amy Nagel who was 1-1 from the plate. Sarah Armstrong was 1-2 from the plate, and Tyler Standfield was 1-3.
The Crusaders will continue their busy week on Thursday when Milligan College travels to Tigerville for a 1pm first pitch with North Greenville. NGU will re-enter conference play on Saturday when the Crusaders take on Lees-McRae.