DANVILLE, Va. – Casey Mann's RBI single in the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie and lifted Guilford College past Averett University, 6-5, in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday. The victory gave Guilford (17-14) a split of the season series with the host Cougars (20-16).
John Macon Smith hit a two-run single in the Quakers' five-run third inning that gave the guests a 5-3 lead. The Cougars answered with a run in the fourth on Cody Moore's RBI single and tied the game in the seventh on a Kyle Newcomb sacrifice fly.
Rookie Lou Trosch gave up the tying run in the seventh, but threw a scoreless eighth to earn his third win of the year. Classmate Ryan Lindsay worked around Newcomb's two-out single in the ninth for his team-leading second save of the season.
Jordan Kidd had three hits for Averett. Moore finished with two hits and three RBI. Matt Mitchell (3-4) yielded 11 hits and six runs in eight innings.
The Quakers host Randolph-Macon College Saturday (4/7) for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader that starts at noon.