College Softball Finals – Guilford 5–9, William Peace 10–8

RALEIGH, N.C. – Guilford College’s Sabrina Moreno posted two home runs and seven RBI in game two as Guilford College earned a Sunday afternoon split with William Peace University. The Pacers claimed game one, 10-5, but the Quakers rallied to take the nightcap, 9-8, in six innings.

Both teams traded first inning runs as the Quakers left runners in scoring position with two outs after taking advantage of a William Peace error. William Peace countered with a ground-out to produce a second out, but plated a run as the Pacers reclaimed the lead. Guilford held onto a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning when William Peace rallied with an eight-run inning, including a grand slam from Shay Poteat to cap the inning. Guilford rallied, earning a walk and a double with no outs when Shelby Helms singled home a run. Taylor Boyd followed with a single to center field, but William Peace rallied to claim three consecutive outs afterwards to claim the win.

Guilford jumped on William Peace to start game two, posting a five-run rally as the Quakers load the bases with one out. Anna Wolfe drew a walk for the game’s first run with the bases still loaded for Moreno, who posted her first collegiate home run the next at-bat, a grand slam, to cap the rally. Both teams traded a run a piece in the middle innings, but the Pacers claimed momentum with a seven-run rally in the bottom of the third inning as the Pacers hit three home runs and scored five of their seven runs with two outs. Down two runs with two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Moreno proved clutch to hit her second home run of the game, to put the Quakers ahead. William Peace put two runners on base in the next half inning, but the Quakers rallied as the game was shortened due to weather.

Moreno finished the afternoon five-for-eight, including her two home runs and seven RBI. Helms finished four-for-eight with one RBI while Katy Holt drove in two runs in a two-for-four game-one effort.

Poteat finished four-for-six for William Peace with five RBI including a game one grand slam. Morgan Farmer finished four-for-eight with five RBI, including a game-two home run after pitching game one.

Casey Snead (0-1) claimed the game-one loss for Guilford, throwing five and one-third innings, walking seven batters and striking out two. Maggie Shaffer (2-0) claimed the game-two win for the Quakers in relief of Rebekah Langston in a three and one-third inning effort where she surrendered three runs on six hits.

Farmer (3-0) claimed the complete-game victory in game one striking out one and walking two. Kelsey Durham (1-1) claimed the game-two loss after relieving Kim Cook with one out in the top of the first inning. Durham walked two and surrendered four runs on 12 hits.

The Quakers (3-1) return home Wednesday, facing cross-town rival Greensboro College for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

Game 1

SCORE BY INNINGS                         R  H E
Guilford            1 0 0   1 0 1   2    5 11 0
William Peace       1 0 1   0 0 8   X   10  9 2

Start: 1:00 PM Duration: 2:15 Attendance: 105

Game 2

SCORE BY INNINGS                  R  H E
Guilford          5 0 1   0 0 3   9 15 0
William Peace     1 0 7   0 0 0   8 10 0

Start: 3:00 PM Duration: 2:15 Attendance: 95