GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Visiting Franklin & Marshall College swept a
nonconference baseball doubleheader from Guilford College Monday afternoon
at McBane Field. The Diplomats (3-2) scored a 13-1 win in the opener and a
3-2 triumph in the nightcap.
Franklin & Marshall took advantage of early wildness by Guilford starter
Alex Pecevich (0-1) to take a 4-1 lead. The Diplomats sent 14 batters to the
plate in a nine-run sixth inning that featured three walks and a hit batsmen
by Quakersâ€™ pitcher. Jason Anderson delivered a two-run double in the
inning. Matt Will went 2-3 with a double and three RBI. Mike Duranti (1-0)
earned the win with a six-inning, complete-game effort.
A walk and two errors helped the visitors score three times in the third
inning of game two and it was all pitcher Josh Gray would need to improve to
2-0. The sophomore fanned five and yielded only two hits in six innings
before giving way to Brendan McCreary, who earned his first save of the
Guilfordâ€™s Zach Daw gave up six hits and two earned runs over seven innings
for his first college compete game. Mike Gatton and Alex Starbuck had RBI
doubles for the Quakers (10-8).
Guilford returns to action Wednesday (3/17) at Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC) foe Roanoke College.
Franklin & Marshall 13, Guilford 1 (Mar 15, 2010 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 1)
Franklin & Marshall. 121 009 – 13 13 4 (2-2)
Guilford………… 100 000 – 1 3 1 (10-7)
Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall – Mike Duranti and Russell Tischler. Guilford
– Alex Pecevich;
Zack Montalbano(4); Eric Backus(6) and Jason Flud.
Win-Mike Duranti(1-0) Loss-Alex Pecevich(0-1) T-2:07 A-75
Weather: cloudy, breezy, 53 degrees
Franklin & Marshall 3, Guilford 2 (Mar 15, 2010 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 2)
Franklin & Marshall. 003 000 0 – 3 6 0 (3-2)
Guilford………… 001 000 1 – 2 4 2 (10-8)
Pitchers: Franklin & Marshall – Josh Gray; Brendan McCreary(7) and Josh
Mendelson; Blue Wells.
Guilford – Zach Daw and Konrad Kaufman.
Win-Josh Gray(2-0) Save-Brendan McCreary(1) Loss-Zach Daw(0-1) T-1:55
Weather: 53 degrees, cloudy, breezy
Guilford College Athletics