Trojans Drop 8-2 Decision at North Greenville

Trojans Drop 8-2 Decision at North Greenville

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Following a four-day layoff, Anderson fell to North Greenville, 8-2, in nonconference baseball action, Thursday night at Ashmore Field.

Anderson slipped to 10-26 with its second setback in three decisions, while North Greenville (28-11) improved to 15-1 at home with its sixth straight victory.

Junior William Thomas posted two of the Trojans five hits on the night with a pair of singles and scored once. Classmate Tyler Miller notched his team-leading sixth double of the year, while the freshman duo of Dillon Carpenter and Joseph Strange each posted a single.

Freshman Christian Carpenter (1-4) absorbed the loss after giving up three runs on three hits, while walking a pair of batters in the top of the first inning.

The Crusaders opened the game by scoring three runs in the first inning, one in the second and two more in the third frame before AU notched solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Thomas led off the fourth inning with a single through the left side, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored when senior Xavier Peralta bounced out to the first baseman. Senior Stephen McKnight opened the fifth inning with a walk, moved into scoring position on Joseph Strange's single to right-center and scored AU's second run when Avery Green bounced into a fielder's choice with one out.

North Greenville built a 7-2 advantage with a run in the sixth and wrapped up the scoring with another solo run in the eighth.

Thomas leads the Trojans with 18 multiple-hit games.

• Miller and Joseph Strange each extended their hitting streaks to four games.
• Peralta has reached base safely in six straight games.

Anderson will be looking for its third South Atlantic Conference weekend series win in three weeks when the Trojans open a three-game set at Brevard, Friday. First-pitch in the Tar Heel State is slated for 3 p.m.

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