Wooden has a gooden, as Qukakers stop VA Wesleyan in double-dip at Guilford..

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Kyle Wooden had six hits and five RBI to lead Guilford
College to its first doubleheader sweep of Old Dominion Athletic Conference
(ODAC) rival Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday. The wins ended the Marlins’
(12-18, 6-7 ODAC) six-game winning streak in the season series with Guilford
(14-16, 7-5 ODAC).

Wooden homered in the first inning and had two hits in the Quakers’ 5-3 win
in the opener. He went 4-6 with a double and three RBI in the nightcap, an
18-6 Guilford rout. The senior first baseman raised his league-leading
batting average to an even .500 for the season.

Wooden’s two-run homer in the first inning and Bryan Bialecki’s two-run
double in the second helped Guilford open a 4-0 lead and chase Marlins’
starter Alex DeJesus (3-4) in the second inning. Reliever Mike Wiley entered
for Virginia Wesleyan and shut the Quakers out for four-and-two-thirds
innings, which helped the Marlins get back in the game with single runs in
the fourth, seventh and eighth innings.

Kent Peterson’s run-scoring ground out in the bottom of the eighth provided
the game’s final margin. Quakers’ closer Sammy Stuart slammed the door in
the ninth for his team-leading third save. Both he and eighth-inning hurler
Will James were aided by double plays turned in the inning. Lefty Eric
Backus (2-0) yielded four hits and fanned two in a career-long seven-plus

Shayne Paskanik and Cam Butler both had two of the Marlins’ six hits in the

Virginia Wesleyan took a 2-0 lead in the second inning of game two on Ryan
Estrella’s RBI single and Paskanik’s steal of home plate.

Marlins starter Josh Miller (0-1) cruised into the fourth inning before
Guilford erupted for seven runs. The Quakers banged out six hits off of
three different pitchers and took advantage of three of the Marlins’ six
errors in the game. Wooden had a two-run single in the inning.

Guilford had an 8-3 lead when it scored another seven runs, all with two
outs in the sixth inning. D.J. Phillips blasted a three-run homer, one of
seven straight Guilford hits in the frame.

The Quakers finished with 21 hits in the contest, four by Wooden and three
apiece by Bialecki, Peterson and Ben Esser. Phillips finished with four RBI.
The offensive outburst made a winner out of freshman Borja Jones-Berasaluce
(2-3), who pitched seven innings before Will Henschel finished with two
scoreless innings.

Jacob Pierce was 2-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Marlins.


Guilford 5, Virginia Wesleyan 3 (Apr 02, 2011 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 1)
Virginia Wesleyan… 000 100 110 – 3 6 2 (12-17, 6-6 ODAC)
Guilford………… 220 000 01X – 5 7 0 (13-16, 6-5 ODAC)
Pitchers: Virginia Wesleyan – Alex DeJesus; Mike Wiley(2); Reid Hoffler(7)
and Jacob Pierce.
Guilford – Eric Backus; Will James(8); Sammy Stuart(9) and Will Cornelius.
Win-Eric Backus(2-0) Save-Sammy Stuart(3) Loss-Alex DeJesus(3-4) T-2:18
HR GC – Kyle Wooden (2).
Weather: party sunny, very windy, 55
Game notes:
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Backus faced 1 batter in the 8th.
Game: GCB-29

Guilford 18, Virginia Wesleyan 6 (Apr 02, 2011 at Greensboro, NC) (Game 2)
Virginia Wesleyan… 020 001 300 – 6 10 6 (12-18, 6-7 ODAC)
Guilford………… 000 717 03X – 18 21 1 (14-16, 7-5 ODAC)
Pitchers: Virginia Wesleyan – Josh Miller; Jeremy Hagwood(4); Jake
Settle(4); Lee Cranford(6);
Ty Tweedy(8) and Jacob Pierce. Guilford – B. Jones-Berasaluce; Will
Henschel(8) and
Will Cornelius; Gabe Mirabelli.
Win-B. Jones-Berasaluce(2-3) Loss-Josh Miller(0-1) T-2:29 A-125
HR GC – DJ Phillips (1).
Weather: partly cloudy, 62, very windy
Game notes:
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Hagwood,Je. faced 2 batters in the 4th.
Game: GCB-30

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics