Crusaders blank ranked CCC foe, 8-0

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Grace Christian rolled to an 8-0 Carolina Christian Conference victory at Greenfield School, ranked No. 3 in the state in NCISAA 1A, Thursday at Fleming Stadium.

Aaron Ayers fired the shutout, allowing three hits and a walk, to make a huge Crusader rally in the second inning stand up.

Grace Christian posted seven runs on five hits in the second. Shane Farnsworth led the Crusader offense going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Caleb Welborn went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Nathan Holt went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Ayers kept Greenfield hitless until two outs in the sixth inning. A walk in the second inning was the only Greenfield runner to that point.

The Crusaders (10-7, 5-2) played its regular season finale Friday afternoon at Neuse Christian. The Carolina Christian Conference Tournament is next week and Grace Christian will host a quarterfinal game Tuesday at 5 p.m.