The number 1 ranked college baseball team in Division 2 left no doubt with its win in the College World Series, Tuesday night. North Greenville had no trouble with 5th ranked Angelo State, cruising to an 18-3 win in the 2nd round.
The Crusaders struck 1st going up 1-0 after the 1st inning. They added 4 in the 2nd, to go up 5-0. They would shut the door in the 4th, when they platted 5 to take a commanding 10-0 lead. Angelo State got on the board with 3 in the 6th, NGU answered with 6 in the 7th and 2 in the 9th.
Three Crusaders homered in the game, DH John Michael Faile had 3 hits and drove in 3. 2nd Baseman Gehrig Octavio also drove in 3 on two hits. With the big lead, NGU used a committee approach on the hill, as 5 different pitchers appeared in the game.
The Crusaders are led by former Gamecock Baseball star Landon Powell. He has them in position to the claim the National Title, as they now play Thursday for a spot in the Championship.