College Softball Finals – Guilford 12-27, Sweet Briar 0-0

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – Guilford College swept an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball doubleheader at Sweet Briar College Saturday. The Quakers won the opener, 12-0, and the nightcap, 27-0. Both games were called after five innings.

In game one, Kimberly Keys hit her first homer of the year, a two-run shot in the third inning, among her three hits. She and Morgan Andrews (2-4) both finished with two RBI. Sarah Cutright also had two hits and Cynthia Hayes (Seagrove, N.C./Southwestern Randolph) scored three times in the win. Jessica Burcham (Lexington, N.C./South Davidson) fanned four in two innings before giving way to Shelby Bowser (Winston-Salem, N.C./Ledford) (3-3), who also struck out four and earned the victory in the two-hit shutout.

The Quakers (16-18, 3-9 ODAC) set school records for hits (25) and RBI (25) in the nightcap. Their 27 runs rank second in school history. Guilford scored 13 times in the first inning and seven runs in the second. Only eight of the Quakers runs were earned, as six errors prolonged Guilford’s batting.

Freshman Rachel Howard (Efland, N.C./Cedar Ridge) went four-for-four with four RBI and fellow rookie Alex Todd (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) was three-for-four with three RBI. Fellow freshman Sloane King (Asheboro, N.C./Southwestern Randolph) also had three hits, as did Keys and Cutright. Hayes belted her first college homer in the game. Brittany Donathan (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) picked up the win with three shutout innings and also had three RBI.

Brooke Scott had both of the Vixens (0-16, 0-12 ODAC) hits in game two.

Guilford wraps up a weekend road trip Sunday (4/15) at league-rival Randolph-Macon College.

Guilford – 12
Sweet Briar – 0
Apr 14, 2012 at Sweet Briar, VA – Game 1

   Guilford............ 803 10 - 12 12  0      (15-18, 2-9 ODAC)
   Sweet Briar......... 000 00 -  0  3  4      (0-15, 0-11 ODAC)

Pitchers: Guilford – Jessica Burcham; Shelby Bowser(3) and Morgan Andrews. Sweet Briar – Christen Campbell and Nikki Thompson.
Win-Shelby Bowser(3-3)
Loss-Christen Campbell(0-6)
T-1:15 pm
HR GC – Kimberly Keys (1).
Weather: sunny, 72
Game notes:
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Game: GCS-33

Guilford – 27
Sweet Briar – 0
Apr 14, 2012 at Sweet Briar, VA – Game 2

   Guilford............ 13 7 0 4 3 - 27 25  0      (16-18, 3-9 ODAC)
   Sweet Briar......... 0  0 0 0 0 -  0  2  6      (0-16, 0-12 ODAC)

Pitchers: Guilford – Brittany Donathan; Ashley Boteler(4) and Alex Todd. Sweet Briar –
Janiecia Mitchell and Christen Campbell.
Win-Brittany Donathan(2-2)
Loss-Janiecia Mitchell(0-6)
HR GC – Cynthia Hayes (1).
Weather: 73, sunny
Game notes:
Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
Game: GCS-34