Quentin M. Reed - Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
TIGERVILLE, S.C. - In a game that saw 29 hits between two teams, the Pfeiffer Falcons (19-20, 9-13 CC) came up on the short end as they fell 10-5 to the North Greenville Crusaders (32-12, 15-7 CC) on Friday afternoon in a late season Conference Carolinas match-up.
Nathaniel Maggio hit a two-run homer to left center as it gave the Crusaders the lead at the end of one.
North Greenville added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth as Andrew Frazier and Bennette Hill added back-to-back RBI singles.
The Falcons scored two as Xavier Rodriguez led off the sixth with a single and came around to score on a misplay by Crusader shortstop Frazier. Gantt also singled and came around to score on a Zach Scudder sacrifice fly.
North Greenville scored three more runs over the two innings to secure the victory.
Rodriguez and Gantt had three hits each and both added an RBI.
With two outs Pfeiffer batted 3-for-11 and with runners in scoring position they were 4-for-19. The Crusaders with two outs were 6-for-13 and 7-for-14 with RISP.
With the Falcons' loss, they have fallen back into a sixth-place tie with the Limestone Saints. The Falcons still control the tie-breaker with the Saints as a result of a sweep earlier in the season.
Pfeiffer and North Greenville return action on Saturday afternoon as they play a doubleheader starting at 12 noon.