Guilford drops baseball doubleheader to Washington and Lee on Saturday..

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Gregg Laswell’s complete-game, four-hit shutout capped
Washington and Lee University’s sweep of an Old Dominion Athletic Conference
(ODAC) doubleheader at Guilford College Saturday. Bolstered by Laswell’s
(2-1) second win of the season, Washington and Lee won the nightcap, 5-0,
after an 8-3 comeback win in the opener.

Laswell (2-1) retired the side in order in six of his nine frames and fanned
seven. He did not walk a batter. Alex Maragos’ two-out, RBI double in the
first was all the offense he would need, but the Generals (8-8, 6-2 ODAC)
tacked on single runs in the fourth and fifth innings before icing the sweep
with two runs in the seventh.

Mike Savas led Washington and Lee’s 15-hit parade with three hits, including
an RBI single. Six Generals had at least two hits, including Will Salley and
Joe Scalzo, who both went 2-4 with an RBI.

Guilford’s Ben Esser had two of the Quakers’ (9-14, 3-4 ODAC) four hits.
Rookie Borja Jones-Berasaluce (1-3) took the loss on the mound. He fanned
six and did not walk a batter in six innings, but was touched for three runs
and 11 hits.

Washington and Lee used a seven-run eighth inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit
and pull out an 8-3 opening-game win. The Generals used three walks, two hit
batsmen and a Quakers’ error to bat around in the inning. Jonathan Stutts
delivered the frame’s big blow, a two-out, three-run double that opened an
8-2 Washington and Lee advantage. He finished with two of the Generals’ five
hits. Ian Shaw improved to 2-1 with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.

Guilford’s Zack Montalbano went three-for-three before leaving the game for
a pinch-runner in the Quakers’ two-run sixth inning. Jay Cox and Kyle Wooden
both added two hits. Sammy Stuart (2-4) took the loss in relief of starter
Zach Daw, who worked around four walks, three hits and three hit batsmen to
pitch into the eighth inning. The loss ended Guilford’s season-long
five-game winning streak.

The Quakers host nationally ranked Tufts University Monday (3/21) at 3:00


Washington and Lee 8, Guilford 3 (Mar 19, 2011 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 1)


Washington and Lee.. 000 010 070 – 8 5 0 (7-8, 5-2 ODAC)

Guilford………… 000 002 001 – 3 11 2 (9-13, 3-3 ODAC)


Pitchers: Washington and Lee – Roger Strong; Ian Shaw(7); Mike Palicz(9) and
Will Salley.

Guilford – Zach Daw; Sammy Stuart(8); Will Henschel(8) and Will Cornelius.

Win-Ian Shaw(2-1) Loss-Sammy Stuart(2-4) T-2:00 A-150

Weather: sunny, 70

Game notes:

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game

Daw faced 1 batter in the 8th.

Game: GCB-22

Washington and Lee 5, Guilford 0 (Mar 19, 2011 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 2)


Washington and Lee.. 100 110 200 – 5 15 1 (8-8, 6-2 ODAC)

Guilford………… 000 000 000 – 0 4 0 (9-14, 3-4 ODAC)


Pitchers: Washington and Lee – Gregg Laswell and Alex Mait. Guilford – B.

Eric Backus(7); Mike Gatton(9) and Will Cornelius.

Win-Gregg Laswell(2-1) Loss-B. Jones-Berasaluce(1-3) T-1:55 A-150

Weather: sunny, 72, breezy

Game notes:

Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Game: GCB-23
Dave Walters


  1. Whats the chances they get rid of Black and hire Carlisle who was with Greensboro???

  2. Been out there a few times this year and it’s not Black’s fault. At the collegiate level, you would hope the kids on the team would have a little more “get after it” than they do. Competitive drive is something that can’t be taught, you either have it or you don’t. Those young men need to man up look their self in the mirror and take a little bit of pride in what they do. Coaches are always “scapegoats”, at this level kids need to accept a little more responsibility for what happens in between the lines. Coaches can do everything in their power to prepare, but once the first pitch is thrown its about having instincts and knowing the situations and playing the game the right way. Just an alumnus’ two cents………

  3. At this level, a coaches hands are tied a little bit when it comes to recruiting. No athletic scholarships, liberal arts campus where an open mind is necessary to fit in. Plus figure in the tuition is above 25,000. Makes for a tough situation to win consistently and get kids to stay. Quaker ideals may also play a role in the support of the athletics program as a whole. Black does as much as he can with what he has to deal with.

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