Guilford College Baseball Falters in Cross-Town Clash With Greensboro College

Guilford College Baseball Falters in Cross-Town Clash With Greensboro College
Offense cannot find traction in non-conference tilt
from Bryce Johnson, Director of Athletic Communications with Guilford College

HIGH POINT, N.C. – In a contest that transpired in a strikingly different way than their earlier meeting, the Guilford College baseball team was defeated by Greensboro College, 8-1 in nonconference action at Truist Park on Wednesday evening.

With the loss, the Quakers and Pride break even in their season series for the first time since 2022 as Guilford drops to 13-19 and Greensboro improves to 18-12.

Deploying a minor flotilla of arms, or seven to be precise, in this nonconference clash ahead of their far more pivotal matchups with Eastern Mennonite University this weekend the Quakers gave Logan Dodson (Eden, N.C.) the ball to start but only allowed him to throw 2.0 innings allowing a run, it was earned, on two hits while striking out one. He did not factor into the decision, instead it was Ty Clark (Stoneville, N.C.) who ended up on the hook allowing three runs, all earned, on two hits and a walk over 1.1 innings to fall to 1-3. Nick Stegura got start for the hosts and threw well, allowing just one run, it was earned, on one hit and four walks, while also hitting four men, earning the win to improve to 1-1.

Guilford was gifted plenty of baserunners in the game, accumulating four walks and four HBPs, but they failed to capitalize registering just a lone hit, a single off the bat of Isaiah Hairston (High Point, N.C.). Skyler Dark (Pleasant Garden, N.C.) scored the only Quaker run with Ethan George (Burlington, N.C.) driving him in. Chris Le piled up four hits including three triples, becoming the fifth player in Division III baseball with a trio of three-baggers in a game across five at bats out of the leadoff spot for Greensboro, scoring twice and driving in two. Alex Vasquez contributed a 2-of-3 day with a run scored and two driven in while Cooper Ferguson drove in two runs without the benefit of a hit.

After a double play halted a two-on with one-out rally in the top of the first, it required just two batters for the Pride to claim the lead in the home half. Le led off with a triple out to center and Ferguson brought him home on a sacrifice fly making it 1-0 in favor of the home team.

Guilford tied it in the third, loading the bases on a pair of walks on either side of a hit batsman. George lifted one to left that was deep enough to score Dark to even things at one-all a third of the way through.

Unfortunately, it would be all Greensboro from there. They loaded the bases on a Kai Hayen single, an Evan Sykes HBP, and a Logan Vacharasin free pass. Vasquez put the hosts in front with a sacrifice fly and Le brought home the rest with a triple into the rightfield corner making it 4-1.

They added two more in the sixth on a Vasquez RBI-double and a run scoring on an error before Le’s third triple of the game followed by Ferguson’s second SAC fly brought the tallies to the final score of 8-1.

The Quakers return to McBane Field on Saturday, April 13th to play host to Eastern Mennonite University in an important Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader between squads that are tied for seventh in the league. First pitch of game one is set for noon.