Greensboro College baseball coach Matt Aker gets first win on Sunday at War Memorial Stadium

Posted by Andy Durham on February 15, 2010 at 10:52 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, NC — Michael Manfro (Fauquier, VA/Notre Dame Academy) was the winning pitcher and Murray Smith (Williston, SC/Williston-Elko High School) and Matt Irwin (Asburn, VA/Stone Bridge) had big days at the plate as Greensboro College defeated Lynchburg, 9-8, in the first game of a season opening DH on Sunday. The win was the first college victory for GC Head Coach Matt Aker. Lynchburg rallied to win the night cap, 15-4.

Irwin went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Smith hit his first Pride home run and was 2-3 with 3 RBI. Michael Parker (Snow Camp, NC/Southern Alamance) also had 2 hits for GC. Manfro gave up 5 runs, struck 3 and walked 3. LC scored 7 runs in the sixth and one in the final inning.

In game two, the Hornets recorded 19 hits. Starter Trey Daniel took the defeat for The Pride. Logan Beasley (Liberty, NC/Eastern Randolph High School) went 2-3 to lead GC hitters.

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