GC Pride Baseball Drops Pair To Cougars

Posted by Press Release on April 20, 2014 at 12:03 am under College | Comments are off for this article

DANVILLE, VA — The Greensboro College Pride baseball team wrapped up USA South play on Saturday afternoon with a double header against conference foe Averett University. The Pride fell in a hard fought game one 5-4, before dropping the final game of the series 4-0.

Greensboro College got on the board with one run in the top half of the first inning of play. James Feldmann connected on a two out double to left center field putting the first Pride player in scoring position. The very next batter of the game, Kyle Willard singled to right field scoring Feldmann and put the Pride up 1-0. However, the Cougars were able to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning at 1-1.

The score remained the same, until Averett plated one run in the home half of the fourth inning taking the 2-1. The Pride was able to respond right back in the top half of the next inning with one run tying the game at 2-2. Andrew Toney collected his second extra base hit in as many days to lead off the fifth inning before Cody York was able to push him 90 feet closer with a sacrifice bunt. Greensboro was able to execute the small ball game plan as J.P. Lisk was able to push Toney across the plate tying the game at 2-2.

Once again the scored remained tied until the Cougars plated three runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning of play pulling out to a 5-2. Greensboro College once again was able to pull the close in their next at bat. Cole Starke led off the Pride half of the eighth inning of play with a single threw the left side of the infield before being put on a Jon Krecicki fielder’s choice. Following Krecicki’s fielder’s choice, James Feldmann placed his second double of the game to right field put runners on second and third base with one out for Kyle Willard. Once again, it was Willard coming threw in the clutch for Greensboro when his single to center field scored Krecicki and Feldmann cutting the deficit to 5-4.

Greensboro College was able to threaten once again in the top half of the ninth inning of play, but could not put the game tying run on the board falling 5-4.

Kyle Willard collected three of the ten Greensboro hits in the first game, while James Feldmann added two hits. Drew Bananosky took the loss in the game despite throwing seven full innings of play.

In the second game of the double dip, the Pride was not able to get anything going dropping their final conference game of the season 4-0.

With the pair of losses, the Pride wrap up USA South play at 4-21 while their overall record falls to 6-28. The Pride baseball team will return home one final time this season, as they are slated to host the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney on Monday afternoon at Ted Leonard Park. The first pitch of the final game for the 2014 slate is set for 4:00 PM.

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