College Baseball Final – Guilford 11, Emory & Henry 2

Posted by Press Release on April 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

EMORY, Va.- Guilford College picked up their seventh straight victory with a Sunday afternoon Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win over Emory & Henry College, 11-2.

The Quakers used a consistent offensive effort throughout the game to widen their margin. Posting runs in six of nine innings, the Quakers jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three and a half innings. Emory & Henry countered with two runs over the next three frames before the Quakers finished the game scoring six unanswered runs over the final three stanzas.

Corey Wallace increased his team-leading RBI total to 48 with two RBI on the afternoon. After finishing the afternoon 4-for-5 with a RBI-double, Wallace’s RBI total stands second in the ODAC.

Danny Ditota finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with two RBI. Ditota’s two RBI came in the top of the eighth inning, knocking a two-RBI single to left field.

Herc Ingels finished 2-for-4 with two RBI, bringing home a run on a RBI-single in the top of the fourth inning. The center fielder used a sacrifice fly to add the second Quaker run in the top of the seventh frame.

John Macon Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford) went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Smith capped his afternoon with a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning, his sixth of the season.

Jacob Roberts added two RBI with a RBI-double in the top of the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh. Roberts finished the afternoon 2-for-4.

Connor Bronson represented one of the Wasps’ two RBI on the afternoon, driving in a run on a ground out in the bottom of the fourth inning. D.J. Russ added the remaining Wasp RBI with a one-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning.

John Todd (2-1) picked up the win for the Quakers, throwing six and one-third innings while scattering two runs on six hits. Andrew Martin relived Todd in the seventh inning, throwing one and two-thirds innings, fanning two batters and surrendering just one hit. Avery Rogers threw the final inning, giving up just one hit and striking out one batter.

The Quakers (18-18, 8-9 ODAC) return to the diamond Wednesday, traveling to Lynchburg College for a 3 p.m. ODAC contest.

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