Guilford College Softball Finals – Guilford 9-11, Randolph 1-1

Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford College closed the home portion of its schedule with two Old Dominion Athletic Conference victories over visiting Randolph College Wednesday afternoon. The Quakers (15-14-1, 5-7 ODAC) ended both games in the fifth inning, winning 9-1 and 11-1. The Quakers improved to 12-0 all-time versus the Wildcats.

In the opener, freshman Samantha Golley (Street, Md./North Harford) yielded two hits, struck out a career-high nine batters and added two runs batted in (RBI) as the Quakers scored a 9-1 victory. Junior shortstop Amber Stapler (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel C.C.)) added two hits and a career- and game-high four RBIs. She hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning and added an RBI single in the first inning. Outfielder Ciara Locklear (Lumberton, N.C./St. Paul’s), the lone senior making her final home appearances), went two-for-two with a double and an RBI.

In the nightcap, winning pitcher Taryn Pulvermuller (New Egypt, N.J.,/New Egypt) went three-for-three wit three RBIs and fanned six. The junior had a two-run double in the third inning and an RBI single in the fourth. Freshman outfielder Morgan Freyer (Belair, Md./C. Milton Wright) had two hits and a career-best three RBIs. She hit a two-run single in the third and had an RBI single in the fourth inning. Golley went three-for-three with two RBIs in the game and missed hitting for the cycle by a home run. She went four-for-five with five RBIs and three runs scored in the two games.

Lindsay Cross (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro (Salem)) had two hits for the Wildcats (3-13, 0-12 ODAC) in the nightcap.

The Quakers visit league-rival Sweet Briar College Saturday (4/5) at 1:00 p.m. Randolph visits Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday (4/5) for a 1:00 p.m. ODAC twinbill.

Guilford 9, Randolph 1 (Apr 02, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.) (Game 1)
Randolph………… 010 00 – 1 2 2 (3-12, 0-11 ODAC)
Guilford………… 200 16 – 9 11 1 (14-14-1, 4-7 ODAC)
Pitchers: Randolph – Lindsay Cross. Guilford – Samantha Golley.
Win-Samantha Golley(6-3) Loss-Lindsay Cross(1-3) T-1:00 A-45
Game notes: Amber Stapler hit a 3-run triple in the 5th and added an RBI single in the 1st. Ciara Locklear hit an RBI double in the 5th. Winning pitcher Samantha Golley hit a sacrifice fly in the 4th and an RBI single in the 5th. She struck out a career-high 9 batters in the Old Dominion Ath. Conference win.
Game: GCS-29

Guilford 11, Randolph 1 (Apr 02, 2008 at Greensboro, N.C.) (Game 2)
Randolph………… 000 01 – 1 5 2 (3-13, 0-12 ODAC)
Guilford………… 205 4X – 11 12 0 (15-14-1, 5-7 ODAC)
Pitchers: Randolph – Nikki Smith. Guilford – Taryn Pulvermuller.
Win-Taryn Pulvermuller(3-3) Loss-Nikki Smith(1-6) T-1:00 A-30
Game notes: GC sweeps this Old Dominion Athletic Conference twinbill.Taryn Pulvermuller hit a 2-run double and Morgan Freyer followed with a 2-run single in the 3rd. Samantha Golley hit an RBI double in the 1st and an RBI triple in the 4th. Pulvermuller and Freyer also had RBI singles in the 4th. Game: GCS-30