2010 Softball News

June 10, 2010
Guilford's Keys Tabbed for All-State Team
Guilford College sophomore Kimberly Keys earned College Division All-State softball recognition from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) Thursday. The squad consists of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA student-athletes from North Carolina colleges and universities. North Carolina sports information directors submitted nominees and NCCSIA members selected the team for the seventh straight year.

April 30, 2010
Guilford's Keys Named First Team All-ODAC
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball coaches tabbed Guilford College sophomore Kimberly Keys for its 2010 First Team All-ODAC squad, league officials announced Friday. Senior teammate Charissa Duncan was an honorable mention pick. Selections were made by the league’s head coaches based on statistics from conference games.

April 23, 2010
Eastern Mennonite Upsets Guilford in Opening Round of ODAC Tournament
Lisa Lee went 2-4 with five RBI and threw a complete-game to lead eighth-seeded Eastern Mennonite University to a 6-2 win over top-seeded Guilford College in Friday’s opening round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Softball Tournament.

April 20, 2010
Guilford Seeded First For ODAC Softball Tournament
Guilford College emerged from a three-way tie atop of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball standings as the top seed heading into the 2010 ODAC Softball Tournament. The Quakers (28-11-1 overall, 13-5 ODAC) posted the best head-to-head mark against tied foes Roanoke College (30-7, 13-5) and Virginia Wesleyan College (30-7, 13-5), earning them the #1 slot through conference tie-breakers.

April 18, 2010
Softball Splits Season Finale with Lynchburg
The Guilford College softball team split an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader Sunday afternoon with host Lynchburg College, dropping the first game, 4-3, but taking the nightcap, 8-2.

April 17, 2010
Guilford Sweeps Emory & Henry
Guilford College set the school record for wins in a season with a doubleheader sweep of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Emory & Henry College Friday. Guilford (27-10-1, 12-4 ODAC) won the opener, 10-0, in five innings, and the nightcap, 16-3, in five innings. The 2009 team set the previous mark with 26 victories.

April 14, 2010
Softball Team Splits With Randolph
Brittany Willingham was 3-4 with a homer and four RBI to help Randolph College’s softball team to an 8-4 win over Guilford College Wednesday. The win salvaged a split of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader after the Quakers took a 12-9 opening-game win.

April 10, 2010
Softball Sweeps Sweet Briar
Guilford College held Sweet Briar College to two hits over 11 innings to sweep Saturday’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball doubleheader.

April 8, 2010
Bowser Throws Shutout in Softball Split with Meredith
Shelby Bowser twirled her first college shutout in Guilford College’s 2-0 win over Meredith College to split a nonconference softball doubleheader Thursday. Amanda Beirne and Lauriel Lebeau combined on a six-hit shutout in the Avenging Angels’ 7-0 opening-game win.

April 3, 2010
Softball Team's Winning Streak Snapped by Ferrum
Kaitlyn Culler’s two-out RBI single lifted visiting Ferrum College to a 12-11 victory and a sweep of a nonconference softball doubleheader at Guilford College Saturday.

March 29, 2010
Guilford's Burcham and Latimer Win Weekly ODAC Honors
Guilford College senior Peter Latimer won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Golfer of the Week Award and sophomore Jessica Burcham earned the league’s Softball Pitcher of the Week Award Monday. Latimer also received Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

March 27, 2010
Softball Team Extends Winning Streak to Seven
Charissa Duncan’s two-run, walk-off homer lifted Guilford College to an 8-6 comeback win and a sweep of Eastern Mennonite University in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball Saturday.

March 24, 2010
Softball Team Moves to 19-4-1 With Sweep at Mary Baldwin
Jessica Burcham threw a complete-game one-hitter in the opener and Guilford College overcame a 3-0 deficit in the nightcap to sweep a nonconference doubleheader at Mary Baldwin College Wednesday. The wins extended the Quakers’ (19-4-1) winning streak to five games.

March 20, 2010
Softball Sweeps 23rd-Ranked Virginia Wesleyan
Lauren Duncan’s two-out, three-run pinch-double in the sixth inning gave Guilford a 4-3 win and a sweep of Saturday’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader at 23rd-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College. The setbacks marked Virginia Wesleyan’s (13-2, 4-2 ODAC) first of the season.

March 17, 2010
Duncan Homers Twice in Softball Split With Roanoke
Kimberly Keys went 3-4 with three RBIs and Charissa Duncan hit her second homer of the day in Guilford College’s 8-4 softball win over Roanoke College Wednesday. The victory salvaged a split of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) twinbill after the Maroons took a 14-6 opening-game win in six innings.

March 16, 2010
Guilford's Shelby Bowser Named ODAC Pitcher of the Week
Sophomore Shelby Bowser of the softball team won her first Old Dominion Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week award Tuesday. She was also named Guilford College Student-Athlete of the Week, a weekly prize presented by Guilford’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

March 14, 2010
Softball Sweeps N.C. Wesleyan, 10-1 & 8-6
Guilford College rookie Sarah Cutright homered in both games of the Quakers’ softball doubleheader sweep of visiting North Carolina Wesleyan College Sunday afternoon.

March 11, 2010
Softball Notches First-Ever Wins Against Bridgewater
Guilford College’s softball team swept two games from visiting Bridgewater College Thursday in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) openers for both teams. The victories marked the Quakers’ first over the Eagles in school history. Bridgewater had won the previous 17 meetings between the two schools.

March 8, 2010
Softball Team Sweeps Swarthmore
Guilford College’s softball team swept visiting Swarthmore College Monday, winning 13-2 in five innings and 14-6 in six innings.

March 7, 2010
Guilford Splits Doubleheader Against Shenandoah
Guilford College split a nonconference softball doubleheader with Shenandoah University Sunday at Great Bridge High School.

March 1, 2010
Trio of Guilford Student-Athletes Earn ODAC Player of the Week Honors
Guilford College collected three of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Player of the Week Awards Monday. Senior Shelly Nogueira of the women’s lacrosse team won the ODAC’s Lacrosse Player of the Week Award and was also named Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the Week, as presented by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

February 28, 2010
Records Fall in Softball Sweep at Averett
Guilford College swept Averett University, 13-5 and 19-6, in two five-inning softball games Sunday. The wins extend Guilford’s best start in school history to 7-0-1.

February 23, 2010
Guilford Lands Five ODAC Player of the Week Awards
Guilford College collected five of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) of the Week Awards Tuesday. Sophomore Jessica Burcham of the softball team won the ODAC’s Softball Pitcher of the Week and was also named Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the Week, as presented by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

February 21, 2010
Softball Stays Unbeaten with Sweep of Peace
Guilford College swept Peace College in a nonconference doubleheader Sunday to extend its best start in school history. The 6-2 and 5-3 victories improve the Quakers’ record to 5-0-1. Peace drops to 3-3 with the losses.

February 20, 2010
Softball Sweeps Methodist in Doubleheader
Guilford College swept a nonconference softball doubleheader from visiting Methodist University for the first time in school history Saturday. The wins ended the Monarchs’ (0-2) nine-game winning streak in the all-time series, which they now lead, 13-3.

February 17, 2010
Softball Wins and Ties in Season Opener Against Greensboro
Guilford College opened the 2010 softball season with a win and a tie versus crosstown-rival Greensboro College Wednesday afternoon on a frigid Haworth Field. The Quakers (1-0-1) took the opener, 5-4. The second game was suspended after seven innings due to darkness with the score tied at 3-3.

February 11, 2010
Guilford Picked Fourth in Preseason ODAC Poll
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball coaches picked Guilford College fourth in their preseason poll, the highest ranking in the Quakers’ history. Guilford received 66 points. Six-time ODAC champion Lynchburg College sits atop the preseason poll, earning 95 total points, including six of the 10 first-place votes. Bridgewater College, ranked 13th in the preseason National Fastpitch Coaches Association Preseason Division III Poll, sits in second place with 88 points and one first-place vote. Roanoke College was picked third and earned three first-place votes.

August 14, 2009
2010 Softball Outlook
The Shores Plan seems to be working wonders for Guilford College’s softball team. No, it’s not a new weight-loss or conditioning scheme. Nor does it have to do with making money or funding higher education in recessional times. The Shores Plan is head coach Dennis Shores’ strategy for building the Quakers’ fledgling softball program into an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contender. After three seasons of the five-year plan, Shores says his team is right on pace.