April 20, 2013

Glazebrook pitches Crusaders to title game

BURLINGTON, N.C. – In a matchup of the final two undefeated teams of the Conference Carolinas softball tournament, seven seeded North Greenville University took on fifth seed Coker College. The Crusaders held slim 3-0 lead over Coker through five innings, but broke the game open with six runs in the sixth to take the 9-0 win to advance to the championship game.

North Greenville (20-18-1) got back-to-back run scoring singles from Courtney Campbell and Kansas Wofford to take a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Crusaders tacked on another run in the third before erupting in the sixth inning.

Kimberly Robertson only had one hit in the game, but it was a big one, a bases loaded triple that put North Greenville up 7-0. The Crusaders tacked on two more runs, taking the game 9-0 and advancing to the championship game on Sunday.

The bottom of the Crusader order led the offense as the bottom four hitters all recorded at least two hits. Campbell led this group, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Rachel Glazebrook was dominant in circle as she only allowed win hit in six innings of work.

The loss puts Coker (26-17) in the 1:00 p.m., game on Sunday. They will face the winner of Mount Olive College and King University who square off at 11:00 a.m.