Greensboro College Sports Update: February 29, 2020

Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Sports Information Director Greensboro College

Brayden King & Jared Rodriguez Record Three RBIs Each In 11-8 Victory Over William Peace

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Brayden King and Jared Rodriguez both tallied three RBIs as the Greensboro College baseball team defeated the Pacers of William Peace University Saturday 11-8.

William Peace held a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the second inning before Jared Rodriguez tallied a two RBI infield single to the shortstop.

After Jared Cenal shut down the Pacers in the top of the third, Greensboro began to break open the game with a six-run bottom half to take an 8-3 lead. Chance Bryant got the first RBI of the inning on a double to right-center field before Jamar Ellis drew a bases loaded walk three batters later.

Following the walk, King was hit by a pitch to make the score 5-3 before Rodriguez tallied his third RBI in as many innings. Later in the inning, Michael Garvey Jr. hit a two RBI single through the left side of the infield.

Once Greensboro established the five-run lead, William Peace outscored the Pride 5-3 over the final five innings, but Chenzo Scanio shut the door in the ninth to secure the win and the series victory.

The Pride pounded out 16 hits in the game as Jacob Rodriguez finished with a team-leading four hits, while Garvey Jr. added three hits and two RBIs. Cenal was credited with the win after striking out four batters over five innings, while Scanio struck out five over the final four to earn his first save.

The Pride will return to Ted Leonard Park Sunday to complete the three-game USA South Athletic Conference series with the Pacers. For more information on Greensboro College baseball, continue to follow

Softball Records Doubleheader Split Against LaGrange

LAGRANGE, Ga. – The Greensboro College softball team split a doubleheader with the Panthers of LaGrange College Saturday.

The Pride took the opening game by a 6-4 score before dropping the finale 11-4.

LaGrange took a 2-0 lead in the second inning of Game 1 before the Pride battled back to tie the game with a two-run fourth. Greensboro got their first run of the inning on a single by Olivia Davidson before Cassie Collins recorded an RBI groundout.

Following the two-run inning, Greensboro took the lead on an RBI groundout by Kirsten Doss in the fifth before adding two more runs in the top half of the sixth. Kassie Simmons hit a triple down the right-field line to plate Macy Brewer before coming in to score on a Caroline Stanley double.

With Pride holding on to a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom half of the inning, LaGrange got two runs back before Greensboro secured the two-run victory with an RBI single by Kailey Walker in the top half of the seventh inning.

Cheyanne Cox struck out 12 batters over seven innings and was credited with the victory.

Following their Game 1 victory, the Pride struck first with one run in the first inning of Game 2 before the Panthers used a two-run bottom half to jump out in front, 2-1.

Greensboro then responded back with three more runs in the second on a Walker home run to take a 4-2 lead.

However, LaGrange went on to score the game’s final nine runs to take the victory.

Simmons pitched the first five innings and was credited with the loss, while Jenna Endsley pitched the final inning.

The Pride softball team will return to action Thursday when they open USA South Athletic Conference play at home against the Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan College. For more information on Greensboro College softball, continue to follow

Men’s Lacrosse Falls 17-6 To Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – The Greensboro College men’s lacrosse team fell to the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College Saturday 17-6.

The Tigers held a 5-0 lead through the first seven minutes of the opening period before Aaron Larios-Neubert and Hunter Goodale both found the back of the net to pull Greensboro to within three goals.

However, Hampden-Sydney outscored the Pride 7-0 over the next 15 minutes to take a ten-goal lead into halftime.

Over the final 30 minutes of play, Greensboro continued to play hard but was outscored by a 5-4 margin. Davis Miller accounted for two of the second half goals, while Austin Abourjilie and Michael Halladay had one goal each.

Christopher Stallings made 10 saves in the first half and was credited with the loss while Kyle Ishler played the final 30 minutes in goal and tallied seven saves.

The Pride men will return to action Thursday when they host Chatham University. For more information on Greensboro College men’s lacrosse, continue to follow

Women’s Lacrosse Rolls Past Randolph For First Win of 2020

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Madison Blashaw scored seven goals as the Greensboro College women’s lacrosse team defeated the Wildcats of Randolph College Saturday 17-5.

Blashaw scored three goals over the first 15 minutes of the first half as the Pride opened the game on a 7-0 run. Alexis Murriel tallied two of the goals, while Morgan Montgomery and Logan Schnabl both had one goal.

Following the run, the Wildcats found the back the net for the first time before the Pride took a 9-2 lead into halftime, following two more goals by Blashaw.

In the second half, Greensboro continued their dominance as they outscored Randolph 8-3 to secure the 12-goal victory. Murriel and Blashaw combined for five of the second half goals, while Schnabl added two goals. Elizabeth Carr also found the back of the net.

Stephanie Carr made seven saves on the day and was credited with the win.

The Pride women will return to action Tuesday when they host the Spirits of Salem College to open USA South play. For more information on Greensboro College women’s lacrosse, continue to follow