Guilford College finding the winning way with Wooden and Starbuck

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Alex Starbuck and Kyle Wooden both homered in both games
of Guilford College’s doubleheader sweep of visiting Neumann College in
nonconference baseball action Saturday.

The pair hit back-to-back blasts to highlight the Quakers’ eight-run fourth
inning. Jordan Nelson added a two-run triple in the frame, which saw all
eight runs score with two outs in the inning.

Eleven Quakers combined for 15 hits, which eased the burden on Guilford
starter Adam Hart, who improved to 3-0 with five innings of four-hit,
one-run ball. Guilford’s Jason Flud went two-for-two with three RBIs. Nelson
and Wooden both finished with two hits and two RBIs.

Wooden’s second homer of the day, a two-run blast to left center, gave the
Quakers a 2-0 first-inning lead in the nightcap. Starbuck belted a three-run
shot with two outs in the fourth to open an 8-1 Guilford edge. D.J. Phillips
hit his first college dinger with a solo shot in the sixth inning.

The offensive outburst made a winner out of rookie Will James (1-0) in his
first college start. The right-hander yielded just two hits and did not walk
a batter in five innings.

Guilford hosts Case Western Reserve Sunday in a noon doubleheader at McBane


Guilford 15, Neumann 2 (Feb 20, 2010 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 1)
Neumann…………. 000 011 0 – 2 7 7 (0-1)
Guilford………… 400 821 X – 15 15 1 (4-1)
Pitchers: Neumann – Scott Hammell; George Hatton(4); Art Wharton(6) and Mark
Tim Dougherty. Guilford – Adam Hart; Eric Backus(6); Will Henschel(7) and
Jason Flud;
Konrad Kaufman.
Win-Adam Hart(3-0) Loss-Scott Hammell(0-1) T-2:17 A-150
HR GC – Alex Starbuck (1); Kyle Wooden (1).
Weather: sunny, 50, light breeze
Game notes:
Nonconference game
Game: GCB-05

Guilford 10, Neumann 4 (Feb 20, 2010 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 2)
Neumann…………. 010 003 0 – 4 5 4 (0-2)
Guilford………… 221 302 X – 10 10 0 (5-1)
Pitchers: Neumann – Ray Schmoltze; Joe Slater(4); Sean Quigley(6) and Joe
Armata. Guilford –
Will James; Alex Pecevich(6); Pete Rosa(6); Zach Daw(7) and Will Cornelius.
Win-Will James(1-0) Loss-Ray Schmoltze(0-1) T-1:58 A-150
HR GC – DJ Phillips (1); Alex Starbuck (2); Kyle Wooden (2).
Weather: sunny, breezy, 53
Game: GCB-06

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics