College Softball Finals – Guilford 19–29, Sweet Briar 2–0 (Both games in five innings)

Posted by Press Release on April 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Makayla Crawford posted 11 RBI as the Quakers claimed a resounding Saturday afternoon Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader sweep over Sweet Briar College. The Quakers claimed game one, 19-2, and took the nightcap, 29-0. Both contests ended after five innings as the Quakers broke a 13-year old school record for runs scored in one game with their 29 runs in game two..

Crawford finished the afternoon six-for-nine, including a five-for-five effort in game two where she posted eight RBI. She tallied two home runs, one in each game as part of two of Guilford’s (29-11, 14-6 ODAC) three double-digit run rallies. Both home runs were three-run shots to left field as Guilford began to build each rally.

Sabrina Moreno tallied a seven-for-eight afternoon with eight RBI with three doubles and a triple. Moreno posted a five-for-five effort in game two where she connected on two doubles, posted five RBI, and scored five runs.

Makayla Carver hit four-for-seven with eight total RBI as she opened in the first inning of game one with two home runs. Carver led off the contest with a solo home run and cleared the bases with a grand slam in her second at-bat of Guilford’s 11-run first inning in the opening contest.

Kayli Blankenship added a six-for-eight effort, including a four-for-four effort in game one where she connected on a triple. Blankenship finished with four RBI over the afternoon, three coming in the second contest.

Shelby Helms added four RBI on the Quakers’ Senior Day as she senior hit four-for-six over both contests, connecting on two doubles. She tallied a three-for-four effort in game two.

The Quakers posted rallies of larger than ten runs three times during the afternoon. Guilford posted an 11-run rally in the first inning of game one, scoring in every inning of the first contest. The Quakers flattened Sweet Briar in the first two innings of the second contest, posting a ten-run rally to open the nightcap. Guilford put the game well out of reach in the second inning with a 13-run rally as the Quakers batted around twice in the inning.

Rebekah Langston (5-0) took the game one win and totaled five and two-third innings over both contests, starting both games. She struck out six batters and walked six over both contests, only walking one in game two. Langston threw the first two and two-third innings in game two before being relieved by Caroline Barnette, who threw the final out of the third inning. Savana Smith (1-0) claimed the win in game two, throwing a perfect fourth-inning effort.

The Quakers now await the conclusion of remaining ODAC doubleheaders Sunday to find out their seeding in the ODAC Tournament, taking place at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. beginning Friday.

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