Guilford College softball splits with Lynchburg on Sunday and heads to Salem for ODAC Friday

Posted by Andy Durham on April 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Guilford College softball team split an Old Dominion
Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader Sunday afternoon with host Lynchburg
College, dropping the first game, 4-3, but taking the nightcap, 8-2.

The Hornets (22-14, 12-6 ODAC) took a 3-0 lead in the opener after two
frames, but the Quakers (28-11-1/13-5) scored single runs in the third and
fourth to close the gap. Guilford scored the tying run in the top of the
seventh on a Morgan Andrews. The Hornets answered in the bottom of the
inning on pitcher Katie Bruce’s walkoff double to left center.

Bruce scattered seven hits and walked none while striking out
six Quakers to earn the win in the circle. Lauren Duguay hit a two-run home
run in the second inning, and Sarah Smith and Taylor Walker both had two
hits. Julie Langseth hit her school-record 10th homer of the season for the
Quakers.

Guilford took an early in the second contest, scoring five in
the first inning. Andrews’ three-run double was the big blast in the
inning. Guilford added single runs in the second and third innings to take a
7-0 lead, but Rachel Gallagher belted a two-run home run in the fourth to
get the Hornets on the board. The Quakers scored again in the fifth and
escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh unscathed.

Lynchburg’s Jenny Carroll was 3-3 in the second game and Ashely
Hohenberger was 2-4. Kimberly Keys had three hits for the Quakers. Jessica
Burcham improved to 10-5 with the complete-game win that included eight
strikeouts.

The Quakers return to action Friday in the ODAC Championship
Tournament in Salem, Va. The eight-team, double-elimination tourney runs
through Sunday. Matchups and game times will be announced later in the week.


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