Guilford Baseball Holds Off Lynchburg, 7-5

Guilford Baseball Holds Off Lynchburg, 7-5

GREENSBORO, N.C. --  Kent Peterson went 2-for-3 in Guilford College's 7-5 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball win over visiting Lynchburg College.

Nathan Fulbright's two-run single in the bottom of the first inning helped the Quakers to an early 4-0 lead. Joe Rogers countered with an RBI single in the top of the first to put the Hornets on the board. Borja Jones-Berasaluce (2-1) quickly retired the inning and brought Guilford back up to the plate. The Quakers were able to increase their lead to 6-1. The Hornets' Michael Kenah hit a two-run homer to left field, bringing Lynchburg to within three. 

Justin Morrison took over on the mound for Guilford, but allowed three hits and two earned runs in his 1.2 innings. Tyler Tuttle earned the save on the mound for the Quakers, entering the game with the Quakers up 7-5. The Hornets' rally fell short, as they could not score any off Tuttle.

Fulbright's three RBI led Guilford (10-11, 3-5 ODAC). John Macon Smith went 1-for-2 with two RBI. Corey Wallace had two hits. Jones-Berasaluce allowed only three earned runs in six innings pitched during his first game back from injury.

Lynchburg's (11-9, 4-4 ODAC) Kenah had two hits and two RBI. Rogers also tallied two hits with an RBI. Brock Shiflett plated two.

The Quakers are back in action Saturday, Mar. 23 when they play host to conference opponent Bridgewater College in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 noon at McBane Field.

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