Guilford Sweeps Bridgewater in ODAC Baseball Twinbill

Rocco Wilcox '17 (Emily Zegel '18 photo)
Rocco Wilcox '17 (Emily Zegel '18 photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College swept an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball doubleheader from visiting Bridgewater College Saturday. Game scores were 8-7 and 7-4.

The Quakers improved to 20-16 (7-10 ODAC) and remained in contention for one of six ODAC Tournament berths. The Eagles are now 13-23 and 6-13 in league play.

In the opener, the teams combined for 31 hits. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Guilford used an RBI single by Charles Finney that scored pinch-runner Austin Wilson with the winning run. also Finney made a run-saving catch in the top-half of the sixth with runners in scoring position. 

Mitchell Stumpo hit 3-for-4 with three RBI and Joe Metts went 3-of-5 to pace Guilford's hitters. Josh Shepherd and Rocco Wilcox both had two base hits. Jacob Talley was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double for the Eagles.

Logan Jones (4-1) pitched the final three hitless innings and got the win for Guilford. Fellow reliever Kyle Jones (3-1) took the loss for the Eagles.

In the nightcap, John Todd (6-3) tossed a complete game on the hill for Guilford. He scattered 11 hits in the 10-4 victory. Eagles' starter Jordan Showalter (0-2) took the loss for the visitors.

The Quakers plated six runs in the first inning to chase Showalter and never trailed in the contest. Guilford's Stumpo hit 4-for-5 with two runs, three doubles and two RBI. Wilcox went 2-for-3 for the Quakers.

Guilford outhit the Eagles, 12-11. Austin Batten and Matthew LaPrade both had two hits for Bridgewater.

Guilford hosts Emory & Henry College Wednesday (4/26) in its final home game of 2017. First pitch is 3 p.m. at McBane Field.

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