GREENSBORO, N.C. – Melissa Garcia’s fielder’s choice in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie as Guilford College dropped a Wednesday afternoon contest to cross-town rival Greensboro College, 6-5. Both teams were scheduled to play a second contest, but the game was postponed in the second inning. The game was a Greensboro home game in spite of being played at Guilford’s Haworth Field.
Guilford’s bats jumped in the first four innings of the contest as Sabrina Moreno connected on two home runs in her first two at-bats in the first and third innings as the Quakers and Pride deadlocked at 3-3 through three innings. Greensboro used a Mandi Ballard single down the right field line to draw home two runs before the Quakers put out Cassie Collins attempting to advance from second to third base to end the bottom of the second inning.
Home runs continued in the top of the fourth inning when Anna Wolfe led off the half-inning with a solo home run to left field to spark a two-run rally capped by a two-out RBI single from Katy Holt. Greensboro countered with two outs in the next half-inning as Hayley Rumley singled to left field, driving home two runs to tie the score.
Greensboro placed runners on first and second with none out in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Quakers rallied for three-straight outs to retire the Pride and force extra innings. An error in the bottom of the eighth inning move Madison Crisco from second to third base when Garcia grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Crisco to claim the win.
Moreno led the Quakers with a three-for-three effort with three RBI while Wolfe tallied the remaining multi-hit effort for the Quakers, posting a two-for-three effort.
Rumley tallied a three-for-four effort to lead the Pride with two RBI while Ballard totaled a two-for-four effort.
Lackey (5-2) took the complete-game loss for the Quakers, fanning two while walking four.
Hayley Tickle (2-3) took the complete-game win for the Pride in eight innings.
The rescheduling of game two will come at a later date. The Quakers return to action Wednesday, traveling to North Carolina Wesleyan College for a 2 p.m doubleheader.