February 20, 2012

Guilford's Smith Named ODAC Baseball Hitter of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Guilford College sophomore John Macon Smith won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Baseball Hitter of the Week Award Monday.

The 6-3 first baseman helped the Quakers team to a 2-1 week with six hits, including three homers, four runs and six RBI. He registered a .750 on-base percentage and a 1.778 slugging percentage in the three games. Smith was 5-for-7 with a double, three homers and six RBI in Guilford's doubleheader sweep of Maryville (Tenn.) College Feb. 18. He belted a three-run homer, followed by a solo blast in the 10-6 opening-game win. Smith finished with three hits and four RBI in the contest. He homered in his first at bat of the nightcap and added a game-tying double in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Smith had two hits and two RBI in Guilford's 4-3 win in eight innings. He also was 1-for-3 in a Feb. 15 game with Averett University.

Coach Nick Black's '02 club is off to 3-2 start after Saturday's doubleheader sweep. The Quakers continue their 11-game home stand with a game Friday (2/24) versus the University of Maine-Presque Isle, followed by a doubleheader Saturday (2/25) against Southern Virginia University and another twinbill on Sunday (2/26) with Case Western Reserve.