SWEEP! Long ball powers North Greenville past Erskine

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North Greenville212000X590
Win: Brooklyn Fort (11-4) 7.041107
Loss: Schmidt (3-7) 2.154412
R. Davis (ERSKINE) 312000
Kate Lee (NGU) 323101
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North Greenville510002X8101
Win: Amanda Coffrin (10-7) 4.185501
Loss: S. Davis (1-1) 3.066621
S. Smith (ERSKINE) 414501
Shayna Finley (NGU) 322111
Morgan Herlong (NGU) 312100
Morgan Roach (NGU) 312401
SWEEP! Long ball powers North Greenville past Erskine
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
SWEEP! Long ball powers North Greenville past Erskine

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville’s offense put on a show Wednesday night, delivering eight extra base hits en route to a pair of 5-1 and 8-6 wins over Erskine College.


The Fleet scored first with a homer in the first inning. The Fleet had just four hits in Wednesday’s opener and were 0-3 with runners in scoring position. Fort earned the win with another complete game performance. Fort struck out seven during the performance to win her 11th game as a starter.

The Crusaders also played some long ball in game one, using a stiff breeze blowing out to left field to do the some damage. Kate Lee, Kaitlyn Wagers, and Morgan Roach all had dingers for North Greenville in game one.

Wagers put North Greenville on the board in the home half of the first with a two-out RBI single, scoring Lee and Megan Johnson. The Crusaders tacked on a Roach homer in the second and a pair of solo homers in the third from Lee and Wagers to extend the lead to four runs.

Lee led North Greenville with three hits in three appearances at the plate, tacking on a pair of runs and an RBI. Wagers was 2-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Roach was also 2-3 to go along with a run and an RBI.


The Fleet jumped out to an early lead in game two with a three run homer to take a 3-0 advantage. It was the first but not the last homer of the second game as the ball continued to fly out of Jan McDonald field.

North Greenville answered the bell in the home half of the inning, dropping five runs on five hits. A pair of RBI singles from Megan Johnson and Morgan Herlong cut the lead to one run. Morgan Roach put North Greenville over the top with a bases clearing double that brought in three runs to earn a 5-3 advantage.

North Greenville got another run in the second inning with a Shayna Finley solo blast that extended the score three runs. The Crusaders got another homer in the sixth inning from Morgan Roach and a sacrifice fly from Johnson to score the eighth run.

The Fleet also added some offense in with a single run in each of the third, fifth, and seventh innings, but NGU reliever Anna Rodgers limited the damage and earned her first save of the season. Amanda Croffin earned her 10th win of the season after tossing 4.1-innings. Croffin allowed five runs but held the Fleet to a 3-10 performance with runners in scoring position.

North Greenville had 10-hits offensively, led by Roach who was 2-3 with four RBI. Finley was 2-3 with two runs scored while Herlong was 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Johnson finished with two RBI on the day.

North Greenville will host Limestone College on March 25th at 1 and 3pm.