Burcham a big reason Guilford College softball on a tear at (21-4-1)

Posted by Andy Durham on March 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Jessica Burcham posted three wins in Guilford’s 4-0 week, including
complete-game victories over Mary Baldwin College and Eastern Mennonite
University. She also earned a win in relief in the second game with Eastern
Mennonite. Burcham fanned 22 in her three appearances, including a
season-high 12 in her one-hit shutout of Mary Baldwin Mar. 24.

Three days later against Eastern Mennonite, she scattered six hits over seven innings
with eight strikeouts in a 5-1 win. Burcham threw 1.1 innings of relief in the nightcap, which helped Guilford overcome a 6-3 deficit and pull out an 8-6 triumph.

For the season, Burcham’s 8-1 record in 13 appearances has
solidified her position as the ace of the Quakers’ staff. Her club-high 72
strikeouts in 62 innings stand second in the ODAC. Burcham also sports a
team-best 3.16 earned run average, six complete games, and .249 opponent’s
batting average.

Coach Dennis Shores’ Quakers (21-4-1, 7-1 ODAC) have won 13 of
their last 14 games. Their 7-1 ODAC record ranks second in the conference
behind undefeated Lynchburg College. Guilford travels to league-rival Emory
& Henry College Wednesday (3/31) and hosts Ferrum College (4/3) at 1:30 p.m.


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