Guilford drops two at Virginia Beach

Posted by Andy Durham on April 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Gage Collins’ two-out triple in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Virginia Wesleyan College a 4-3 baseball win over visiting Guilford College Saturday and a sweep of the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC) doubleheader.

The Marlins (17-11, 9-5 ODAC) took a 5-1 opening-game triumph behind Davis Hall’s complete-game four-hitter. Virginia Wesleyan took advantage of two
Guilford errors to score three runs in the second inning and two more in the sixth. The Marlins’ Ryan Estrella was 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Teammate Myles Shipp also had two hits and an RBI.

Alex Starbuck was 2-3 with two doubles for Guilford (13-16, 5-8 ODAC). Will Simpson (3-3) walked four in 5.2 innings on the mound. He took the loss despite yielding one earned run.

Guilford’s Adam Hart fanned a career-high 11 batters in 7.2 innings of the nightcap, but could not contain Collins, who was 2-3 with three RBI. In addition to his game-winning hit, he had an RBI single in the first and a
sacrifice fly in the third inning. Shipp and Mike Marion also had two hits for Virginia Wesleyan. Colin McNulty (3-2) earned the win after pitching into the seventh inning. Alex DeJesus threw a scoreless ninth inning for his team-leading fourth save.

Jay Cox and Kyle Wooden both had two hits for the Quakers. Will Cornelius’ two-out, pinch-hit single tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh inning.

Guilford hosts Methodist Tuesday (4/6) in a non league game rescheduled from Feb. 24.

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Virginia Wesleyan 5, Guilford 1 (Apr 03, 2010 at Virginia Beach, VA) (Game 1)

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Guilford………… 000 001 0 – 1 4 2 (13-15, 5-7 ODAC)

Virginia Wesleyan… 003 002 X – 5 9 1 (16-11, 8-5 ODAC)

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Pitchers: Guilford – Will Simpson; Eric Backus(6) and Will Cornelius.
Virginia Wesleyan – Hall and McCutcheon.

Win-Hall(3-1) Loss-Will Simpson(3-3) T-2:00 A-300

Weather: Sunny, 72

Game notes:

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Game: GCB-28

Virginia Wesleyan 4, Guilford 3 (Apr 03, 2010 at Virginia Beach, VA) (Game 2)

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Guilford………… 011 000 100 – 3 9 0 (13-16, 5-8 ODAC)

Virginia Wesleyan… 201 000 01X – 4 8 0 (17-11, 9-5 ODAC)

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Pitchers: Guilford – Adam Hart; Reid MacLean(8) and Jason Flud. Virginia Wesleyan – McNulty; Butler(7); DeJesus(9) and McCutcheon.

Win-McNulty(3-2) Save-DeJesus(4) Loss-Adam Hart(5-3) T-2:10 A-300

Weather: Sunny, 72

Game notes:

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Butler faced 1 batter in the 9th.

Game: GCB-29

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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