Seven-Run Rally Lifts Greensboro College Pride Past Guilford

Posted by Press Release on March 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Seven-Run Rally Lifts Pride Past Guilford
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, SID at Greensboro College

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College softball team in a resumption game from March 1 against the Quakers of Guilford College Thursday….

The game on March 1 was suspended in the bottom half of the second inning where Thursday’s game started.

After Greensboro went down in order to start the day, Guilford took a three-run lead in the third inning.

The Pride then threatened in the bottom half of the inning but stranded runners on first and third base.

Guilford went on to extend their lead to 4-0 in the fifth inning before Madison Crisco hit a home run over the left-center field wall to pull the Pride within three runs.

The Pride then added another run in the inning when Kaylee Johnson plated Kali Puckett from first base with a double to right-center field, making the score 4-2.

Despite the two-run fifth for the Pride, Guilford added to their lead in the top half of the sixth inning with a three-run home run by Katy Holt.

Greensboro was then able to use a seven-run , two out, rally to take a 9-7 lead.

Crisco started the rally with a two-out single before advancing to third base on a Taylor Little double to left-center field. Crisco and Little then came in to score on a Kali Puckett single and a Quakers error. Following Puckett’s single, Haley Tickle scored Puckett with a pinch-hit single to right field.

Greensboro was not done there as Hayley Rumley tied the game with a 2 RBI double to left-center before stealing third base and scoring on a wild pitch. The Pride then got their final run of the inning on a Mandi Ballard single to right field.

Brittany Nozet entered the contest to pitch the seventh inning and was able to retire the Quakers to record her first save of the season.

“This win is a big momentum boost for us heading into the final weekend of conference play,” Head Coach Teresa Fister said. “Guilford is a very good team and I hope that we can ride this momentum through the end of the season.”

Johnson finished with a team-high three hits, while Rumley, Ballard, and Crisco had two hits each. Maddy Wetherholt picked up her conference-high 12th win of the season.

The Pride softball team will return to Latham Park at 1 p.m. Saturday when they wrap up home USA South Athletic Conference play against the Monarchs of Methodist University. Prior to the contest, the Pride will recognize five seniors. For more information on Greensboro College softball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.


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