Guilford College Softball Finals – Va. Wesleyan 9-7, Guilford 2-1

Posted by Don Moore on March 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Virginia Beach, Va. (3-15-08) – Host Virginia Wesleyan College got two strong pitching performances to sweep an Old Dominion Athletic Conference softball doubleheader from Guilford College Saturday afternoon.

In the opener, Betty Stewart’s two-run double in the first helped Virginia Wesleyan to an early 2-0 lead. Brittaney Brown made the lead stand as she kept Guilford off balance for most of the game. The Marlins’ Kristy White hit an RBI triple in the second and later scored on Mandy Nixon’s RBI single. Nixon also had a run-scoring double in the fourth.

In the nightcap, Stewart hit a two-run single in the first, which helped the Marlins complete the sweep. Kristin Mundie and Bree Strain hit RBI doubles in the second. Rookie Ally Eates did not walk a batter in the complete-game win.

Game 1
Virginia Wesleyan 9, Guilford 2 (Mar 15, 2008 at Virginia Beach, Va.) (Game 1)
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Guilford………… 000 002 0 – 2 6 1 (8-6-1, 0-3 ODAC)
Virginia Wesleyan… 230 202 X – 9 13 0 (8-3, 1-0 ODAC)
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Pitchers: Guilford – Samantha Golley. Virginia Wesleyan – Brown.
Win-Brown(6-2) Loss-Samantha Golley(4-3) T-1:15 A-140

Game 2
Virginia Wesleyan 7, Guilford 1 (Mar 15, 2008 at Virginia Beach, Va) (Game 2)
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Guilford………… 000 001 0 – 1 5 1 (8-7-1, 0-4 ODAC)
Virginia Wesleyan… 232 000 X – 7 9 2 (9-3, 2-0 ODAC)
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Pitchers: Guilford – DeNina Eldridge. Virginia Wesleyan – Eates.
Win-Eates(3-1) Loss-DeNina Eldridge(4-4) T-1:15 A-110


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