GREENSBORO, N.C. – Ricky Pardo went 4-for-6 in Shenandoah University's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader sweep of Guilford College Sunday at McBane Field. The Hornets (9-2, 3-1 ODAC), ranked 19th in this week's D3baseball.com Top 25 Poll, won the opener, 6-5, and game two, 9-2.
Guilford (7-8, 1-3 ODAC) overcame a 6-0 deficit late in the first game. The Quakers scored four times in the ninth inning to make it a one-run game, but Cameron Landmark delivered a disputed called third strike to Guilford's leading hitter, Justin Pittman, with runners on the corner.
Landmark's second save of the season made a winner out of Hornets' starter Nick McMahon (1-2) for the first time this season. He worked 8.1 innings and yielded three earned runs. Centerfielder Corbin Lucas had a pair of hits and three RBI for Shenandoah, including a two-out, two-run double in the fourth inning that made it a 4-0 game. Dan Powers hit a solo homer among his two hits and Nick Beall also had two hits.
Shenandoah took advantage of three Guilford errors in the first inning to open a 3-0 first-inning lead in game two. A fourth Quakers' miscue led to the Hornets' fourth run and a 4-0 lead. Guilford got on the scoreboard with an unearned run of its own in the bottom of the fifth, but left-handed reliever Michael Scimanico worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam to keep the Quakers to just one run.
Lucas' RBI double plated another unearned run in the Hornets' two-run seventh and Shenandoah tacked on three more in the ninth to cap the game's scoring.
Pardo went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Shenandoah and Lucas added two more hits. Andrew Creamer was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Sciamanico (1-0) notched his first victory with a three-inning, three-strikeout performance.
The Quakers host Stevenson University at McBane Field Tuesday (3/12) at 3:00 p.m.