Guilford Drops ODAC Softball Twinbill at Randolph-Macon

Cynthia Hayes

GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Amanda Sopko had five hits and Megan Shepherd had four RBI in Randolph-Macon College's 10-4 softball win over Guilford College. The Yellow Jackets (25-9, 11-3 ODAC) also won the opener in Sunday's the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) twinbill, 2-1.

Two Heather Lewis doubles followed by two Laura Bauer sacrifice flies provided Lewis (13-3) all the offense needed in her 13th pitching win of the season. Lewis and Bauer teamed up to score Randolph-Macon's runs in the first and fifth innings against Guilford starter Jessica Burcham (7-8).

Guilford outhit its hosts in game one, 8-6, but stranded 10. The Quakers (16-20, 3-11 ODAC) scored their run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by freshman Sloane King. Cynthia Hayes added two hits for the Quakers.

Randolph-Macon took advantage of four Guilford errors in game two. The Yellow Jackets scored unearned runs in the first, second and third innings en route to an early 4-1 lead. Shepherd delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning, which made it a 6-2 game. Morgan Andrews' two-run single in the top of the sixth got Guilford back to within, 6-4, but Shepherd added another two-run single in the Yellow Jackets' four-run sixth.

Ashley Boteler hit her team-leading fifth homer of the season for Guilford, a solo blast in the fourth inning. She and teammate Kimberly Keys both finished with two hits.

Guilford closes out its home schedule Wednesday (4/18) with an ODAC doubleheader against Randolph College.