Trojans Fall To Top-Seed North Greenville But Stay Alive In Conference Tournament

Photo By James Benson
Photo By James Benson

TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- No. 3 seeded University of Mount Olive Trojans fell to the No. 1 seed North Greenville Crusaders 13-8 in game seven of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championship Tournament Saturday morning. 

North Greenville 13, Mount Olive 8

Records: Mount Olive (30-14) North Greenville (39-9)
Location: Ashmore Park, Tigerville, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive came out of the gate hot with Gunner Tolston getting a double down the right field line and Junior Snow followed with an RBI-single to right and gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead.
  • North Greenville came back in the bottom of the first pushing home three runs on an RBI-single, a wild pitch, and a sacrifice fly to take a 3-1 lead after one complete.
  • The Trojans fought back to push home a run in the top of the second when Tolston scored Nate Estes on a sacrifice fly and the deficit went down to 3-2.
  • Once again the Crusaders came back to put another three-spot in the bottom of the second and pushed the lead out to four.
  • James Smibert answered the call for Mount Olive in the fourth with an RBI-single to push home a single run and make the deficit 6-3.
  • Once again NGU forced home another three-runs in the fifth to push out the Crusader lead to six.
  • North Greenville added another pair of runs in the sixth and made their lead double digits and the advantage eight, 11-3, after six complete.
  • JT Stone belted a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to help bring in the score a bit closer at 5-11, but there was a lot of work still to do. 
  • Again the Crusaders came back to push home two more runs in the bottom of the seventh.
  • Mount Olive had one final shot in the top of the ninth and got two lead-off runners on base as Jack Casbarro and Logan Welch reached on a hit by pitch and a walk to set up another clutch pinch hit appearance.
  • Coy Barnett came up off the bench and cleared the bases with a three-run home run to right to draw the deficit to 13-8.
  • The Trojans, however, were unable to get anymore runner on base and fell.


  • Caleb Irwin (5-2) was pinned with the loss as he only made it one complete allowing five runs and struck out one.
  • Coy Barnett led the team with three RBI off the bench with his home run.

Up Next

Mount Olive falls to the losers bracket and plays the winner of the Belmont Abbey/Barton game. First pitch will be at 8 p.m.