GREENSBORO, N.C. – John Macon Smith’s two-run homer to right field in the bottom of the first set the tone for the remainder of Guilford’s 10-6 nonconference win over visiting Averett University Thursday.
The Quakers began the game with nine unanswered runs. Guilford’s Dylan Clark (1-0) pitched four scoreless innings. The Cougars tallied six runs over the fifth and sixth innings, narrowing the gap to 9-6 Quakers. Jordan Slate’s single in the bottom of the seventh plated the 10th run.
Kent Peterson went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI. Macon was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Corey Wallace hit big again, tallying a home run and a triple with a game-high three RBI.
Averett’s Jordan Kidd went 2-for-5 with a double two RBI. Jason Carter, the Cougars’ top batter, was held to two hits and one RBI. Timothy Coston took the loss and moves to 0-1 on the year.
The Quakers play a home doubleheader against Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent Shenandoah University at noon on Sunday, Mar. 10 at McBane Field. Weather pushed the game until Sunday. The twinbill was scheduled to be played in Winchester, Va. on Saturday.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Averett 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 6 9 1 Guilford 3 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 X 10 13 2
Win – Clark (1-0). Loss – Timo. Coston (0-1). Save – None.
WP – Morrison. HBP – by Timo. Coston (Pittman); by Trav. Coates (Slate, J.); by Clark (Jim. Newcomb); by Trav.
Coates (Slate, J.); by Jordan (Jim. Newcomb); by Trav. Coates (Noble).
Umpires – HP: Jimmy Mundy 1B: Greg Howard
Start: 2:30 pm Time: 2:28 Attendance: 40
Weather: 49, sunny, 14 mph wind