College Softball Finals—Guilford 12–15, Mary Baldwin 3–0

Posted by Press Release on March 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Guilford College swept a non-conference doubleheader with Mary Baldwin College Sunday afternoon. The Quakers won the first game, 12-3, in six innings while winning the five-inning nightcap, 15-0.

In game one, Casey Snead (Ellerbe, N.C./Richmond Senior) led the Quakers in their five-run second inning with a two-RBI triple. The Quakers would close game one with another five-run inning in the sixth when Allie Nicholson (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) doubled to left center field. Marty Wilcox closed out the game with a two-run homer, her first as a collegiate player, to cap the five-run inning.

Mary Baldwin pitcher Jessica Hogle led the Fighting Squirrels’ offense, going two-for-three.

Snead (2-0) took the win throwing the first two innings and striking out four. Brittany Donathan (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) relieved Snead for the middle two innings, striking out two. Calli Pastor finished the final two innings, striking out five of six batters she faced.

In game two, the Quakers jumped on Mary Baldwin in the second with a nine-run inning. Sarah Cutright singled up the middle, driving in two runs. Rachel Howard would cap the inning with a grand slam to right center, propelling the Quakers to an 11-0 lead. The Quakers’ rally would continue into the third when Brooks Bray (Thomasville, N.C./Ledford) drove a RBI double into left center field. The next at-bat, Morgan Myers (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland) launched a three-run home run, the first of her career, into left center to give Guilford a 15-0 lead.

Guilford’s pitching staff combined to surrender one hit in the five-inning affair. Maggie Shaffer (2-1) took the win, throwing the first two innings and striking out five. Myers threw two innings in relief of Shaffer, striking out three. Ashley Boteler relieved Myers for the final inning, striking out two.

The Quakers (9-1) begin their Old Dominion Athletic Conference season Wednesday, traveling to Salem, Va. to face Roanoke College.


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