Crusaders Stay Alive With a 9-4 Win Over Pfeiffer

Crusaders Stay Alive With a 9-4 Win Over Pfeiffer

The Belmont Abbey Crusaders plated six runs in the fourth and Blake Waldren threw eight scoreless frames to send the Crusaders to day three of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Championships in Burlington.

Waldren's sensational effort was given an early boost as Kayden Krause doubled home Nick Beinlich to give the Abbey a 1-0 first inning lead

The Crusaders would plate eight run on five hits in the fourth, highlighted by Nick Nunziato's 17th homer of the year.

From there, Waldren threw into cruise, retiring ten straight Pfeiffer hitters at one time, as the Florida native went eight innings, striking out six, walking just one.

Four hitters would get multi-hit games in the 13 hit attack.  Kayden Krause, Colin Rosenbaum, Lorenzo Wright and Thomas Yoder accounted for eight safeties on the night.

The Crusaders (35-12-1) will face the top seeded Erskine Flying Fleet at 3pm, with the winner playing for the championship on Sunday. Follow the action on BASN by logging onto: www.basn.wgnc.net.