The Belmont Crusaders split a Conference Carolinas doubleheader at North Greenville on Wednesday. North Greenville would win game one on a walk off error by a score of 2-1. The Abbey would respond with a 5-3 won in extra innings to earn the split.
In game one, Laura Williams was in the circle for the Crusaders, looking to nab the win in the opener.
North Greenville plated an early run in the first, and looked poised to make it stand as Carson O'Donald was stellar for the Crusaders from Tigerville.
However, the Crusaders were able to get to O'Donald in the sixth, as Sloane would double down the right field line, giving Lauren Clifford a chance to drive in the equalizer. Clifford was up to the task, doubling to left, scoring McPeak to draw things even.
It stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh, as North Greenville would score the deciding run on a defensive miscue to end the contest.
Amelia Saldivar was saddled with the defeat, as the Crusaders picked up a multi hit game from McPeak, while outhitting North Greenville 6-4.
Carson O'Donald picked her eighth win of the year in the opener for North Greenville.
In the finale, the Crusaders trailed 2-0 after three innings, as Samantha Jacobs would need some offensive help to earn the no decision.
Jacobs would be that help in the fourth, as the Crusaders would get a two run double from Brittany Ortiz to knot things up at two.
The game remained a stalemate at 2-2 as neither club could settle things in regulation.
In the eighth, Mackenzie Dziendziel would be placed at second by virtue of the international tiebreaker. Sloane McPeak joined her on base to extend an opportunity to Jena Reisenauer to give Belmont Abbey it's first lead of the day.
Reisenauer would not disappoint, driving both home with an extra base hit. With Ally Pearsall pinch running for Reisenauer, Dani Marietta would cap the three run eighth with a RBI double, scoring Pearsall and giving Abbey relief pitcher Peyton Wilson the chance to gain her third win on the year.
Wilson would get through the inning, allowing jus tone run, while securing the split. Wilson would pick up the win, going three innings, allowing two hits with the unearned run.
The Crusaders doubled up North Greenville, collecting six hits against three for NGU.
The split for the Abbey sends their record into the Easter holiday to 10-20, 4-6 in Conference Carolinas play.
For North Greenville, they move to 16-13, 3-3 in conference.
The Crusaders come to campus from break with a Thursday doubleheader against Pfeiffer. It's a #RaisetheRed event that day, with first pitch beginning at 2pm.