Quentin M. Reed – Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
TIGERVILLE, S.C - On Saturday afternoon, the Pfeiffer Falcons (19-22, 9-15 CC) dropped both games of a crucial doubleheader at the North Greenville Crusaders (34-12, 17-7 CC). In game two, Pfeiffer fought back from seven runs down in the top of the seventh to take a short lived 11-9 lead but North Greenville were eventually victorious, 12-11.
In game two, after giving up a run in the second inning Pfeiffer was able to pick up a pair of runs in the top of the fifth as Brandall Peters connected with a two RBI double.
North Greenville answered back in the bottom half of the inning and took a 4-2 lead as Bennette Hill doubled down the left field line that led to a Ryan Brown run and then Andrew Frazier added a single to score Nathaniel Maggio.
The Crusaders scored five more runs in bottom of the sixth as it was capped off by a Andrew Meadows' three-run homerun to right field.
In the top of the seventh, the Falcons scored eight runs and saw 13 batters come to the plate as Andrew Toney had the biggest at-bat of the inning with a grand slam over the left field fence.
The Crusaders came back to tie in the bottom half of the seventh as Clark Scolamiero hit two-run home run over the right field fence.
Wheeler Smith gave North Greenville a 12-11 victory in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI single to right field.
North Greenville took game one 6-3 as Andrew Frazier connected with a two run homerun in the first inning and the Crusaders never looked back. Frazier ended game one with three hits and three RBI.
In the bottom of the second, the Crusaders scored two more runs as Scolamiero doubled down the left field line to score Erik Gilbert. Scolameiro scored later in the inning on a Ryan Brown sacrifice fly to right field.
The Falcons scored their three runs in consecutive innings. In the fourth inning, Tanner Mathis added an RBI single and Kirby Lambert added another RBI on fielder's choice in the fifth along with a Cody McKenzie homerun and his second in consecutive days.
Frazier sealed the North Greenville victory with an RBI single to score Maggio.
With the two losses on Saturday, Pfeiffer has fallen down to seventh place in Conference Carolinas.
Pfeiffer returns to play on Tuesday as they host non-conference St. Andrews at 6 p.m. Pfeiffer fell earlier in the season to St. Andrews by the score of 9-8.