Greensboro College Pride Softball opens new home field at Barber Park with doubleheader split against Guilford

Pride open new home field at Barber Park with doubleheader split against Guilford

Greensboro, NC – After playing 12 games on the road, the Greensboro College Softball team was finally able to play in front of the home fans, as they hosted Guilford College for a Wednesday doubleheader. Not only was it their first home game off the season, it was a historic day as they opened their new and renovated home field at Barber Park. The Pride and the Greensboro City Parks and Recreation Department came together to make this happen and it proved to be a great partnership as Coach Meredith Mills’ team took the field on now what can be called one of the nicest venues in the USA South.

Game One
Guilford scored the first run of the game, but Senior Kassie Simmons (Gibsonville, NC), who was also the starting pitcher for Greensboro, came to the plate and hit a two-run homerun to left field, to grab the Pride’s first lead of the game at 2-1. That was was eventually followed by a two RBI single from Senior Hannah French (Reidsville, NC) to increase the advantage to 4-1. The Quakers were able to pull to within one run but, Junior Alexis Sox (Burlington, NC) and Senior Kailey Walker (Eden, NC) drove in four runs and then Junior Ivy Ray (Thomasville, NC) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, while Junior Olivia Hudson (Sanford, NC) sealed the game for Greensboro with an RBI single, 10-3.

Game Two
Guilford jumped out to a quick lead 4-0, but the Pride were able to cut it in half with RBI’s from Walker and Simmons. Unfortunately, that is all offense the Pride would get as they fell to the Quakers by a final score of 8-2.

Greensboro will return to action on Saturday, March 18th as they travel to Virginia for a doubleheader with Ferrum College. First Pitch is scheduled for 1:00pm.

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