GREENSBORO, NC—The Greensboro baseball team fell to cross town rival Guilford on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 19-7.
Guilford took an early 4-0 lead through three innings, before The Pride were able to reach the scoreboard with two runs in the fourth. Jon Krecicki doubled to left center before scoring on a Blake Throneburg double to left center making it 4-1. Throneburg moved to third on a wild pitch, and then came across home on an Andrew Ray single to the second basemen for a 4-2 score.
The Quakers however scored a run in the bottom half of the inning pushing back out to a 5-2 lead. Greensboro again scored two runs in the sixth. Throneburg got the inning going reaching third base on an error by the pitcher and eventually scoring on a passed ball. Cody York plated the second run of the inning on a single to left center making it 5-4.
Again Guilford answered this time pushing five runs across in the sixth for a 10-4 lead. Greensboro got their final runs of the game across in the seventh inning. A Throneburg sacrifice fly scored Andrew Hernandez making it 10-5. Krecicki and James Feldmann then scored on miscues by the Guilford defense for a 10-7 deficit. Guilford went on scoring nine runs in the seventh to win the game 19-7.
Throneburg led the way on the day with three hits and two RBIs. Feldmann and Ray also contributed with a pair of hits.
With the loss, Greensboro falls to 2-17 overall on the season. The Pride will return to USA action on Sunday when they travel to Methodist for a doubleheader. The first pitch is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m.