GREENSBORO, N.C. - Guilford College's softball team earned a 6-2 win in the first game of the doubleheader against William Peace University. The Quakers held off a Pacers' rally in game two to win 4-3 in a six-inning game called due to darkness late Wednesday afternoon.
In the opener, rookie Maggie Shaffer fanned eight batters in a complete-game effort. She took a shutout into the sixth inning before William Peace scored twice with two out in the top of the seventh. Shaffer scattered two runs on seven hits in her collegiate debut. She also helped her cause with an RBI double in the fourth inning.
The Quakers (2-0) jumped on William Peace (0-7-1) in the first inning of game two when Brittany Donathan brought one run across with an RBI single to right field, forcing a throwing error that scored a second run.
The Pacers loaded the bases after scoring one more run in the top of the sixth before Casey Snead struck out the Pacers' Heather Dindinger to end the game in the sixth inning due to darkness.
The Quakers return to action Sunday against Gwynedd-Mercy College at 1:00 p.m.