GREENSBORO, N.C. – Randolph-Macon College’s Rick Spiers and Cole Migliorini each hit a pair of home runs in one contest of Guilford College’s two-game Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) set with Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets claimed game one, 15-4, in a Saturday contest that was suspended in the bottom of the ninth inning due to thunderstorms and completed Sunday. The Yellow Jackets also took Sunday’s regularly-scheduled contest, 11-4. Randolph-Macon is ranked tenth in the latest D3baseball.com Top-25 poll.
Spiers’s two home runs came on his first two at-bats of Saturday’s contest as he accounted for five of the Yellow Jackets’ (13-4, 4-0 ODAC) first eight runs. Spiers sparked the rally with a three-run home run to center field in the top of the first inning.
The Quakers (13-8, 1-3 ODAC) answered the eight-run rally with a three-run rally of their own in the bottom of the second inning thanks to a Michael Pinkston two-out single that drove in two runs. Josh Shepherd added a RBI-double to left field to cap the rally. Andrew Brann’s one-out single in the third inning.
Eric Yost (2-4) took the loss in the contest that began Saturday in one and one-third inning effort. Logan Jones threw five and one-third innings of relief where he struck out six and posted three innings where he faced the minimum amount of batters, sitting down the Yellow Jackets consecutively in two innings.
Cody Thompson (4-0) claimed the win in Saturday’s contest for Randolph-Macon, striking out one while giving up three earned runs on six hits.
Migliorini hit the first home run of the regularly-scheduled contest with a shot to right field to put the Yellow Jackets on the board in the top of the first inning. The home run sparked a four-run rally over the first three innings for the Yellow Jackets.
A Logan Washle groundout broke up the Randolph-Macon rally in the bottom of the fourth inning as Andrew Brann came across home plate as the throw home went wide to the backstop, driving home another run to cut the deficit in half.
Migliorini capped a three-run Yellow Jackets rally in the top of the sixth inning with his second home run to right field.
Shepherd finished the series with five total hits, including a four-for-five effort in the second contest to lead all batters. Mitchell Stumpo tallied two hits in the second contest while fanning one batter in two innings of relief. Washle finished game two with two RBI while connecting on two hits over the series.
John Todd (4-1) took the second-game loss for the Quakers in a six-inning effort where he struck out six and walked four.
Colin Selby (3-0) took the win for the Yellow Jackets, striking out five in five innings of work while walking two and surrender two runs on five hits.
The Quakers continue their homestand tomorrow, facing nationally-ranked Tufts University for a 3 p.m. contest.