Records Fall in Guilford Baseball Sweep of Southern Virginia

Greensboro, NC -- Senior Chris Millsap (Reidsville, NC/Reidsville) stuck out a career-high 11 batters and freshman outfielder A.J. McCauley (Pittsburgh, PA/Plum) knocked in four runs in Guilford's 13-1 win over Southern Virginia to complete a non-conference baseball sweep Tuesday. The Quakers (15-24) claimed a 9-5 decision in the opener at McBane Field behind three-run homers by junior Zach Morgan (Kernersville, NC/East Forsyth) and junior Steve Danis (Moosup, CT/Plainfield).

Guilford completed its season with school records for team batting average and stolen bases. Thanks to 23 hits in Tuesday's season-ending twinbill, the Quakers finished with a .326 batting average, well above the previous mark of .319 set by the 1985 club. Guilford's 102 stolen bases in 124 attempts shattered the former mark of 66 steals set in 1986.

Danis stole one base in the opener, which pulled him to within one of Arizona Diamondbacks' Tony Womack's '92 school record of 22 thefts set in 1991. The junior center fielder struck out in his first plate appearance in the first inning, but singled to right field next time up in the third inning. He took off against Knights' (8-28) reliever Brent Haring (St. George, UT) for second and beat the throw to tie Womack's mark and swiped third two pitches later for a new steals standard. Danis broke Barry Whitlock's '86 career steals record earlier in the season and has 55 thefts through three seasons.

Senior left-hander Josh Wolfe (Trinity, NC/Trinity) (2-2) yielded one run and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings for his first career win as a starter in the Quakers' opening-game win. Guilford's Morgan broke open a 2-0 game in the fourth inning with a two-out, three-run blast off of Southern Virginia starter Dave Wilkinson (Boise, ID). Danis highlighted Guilford's four-run fifth inning with a three-run shot, his third of the season.

Guilford junior catcher Zach Whicker (Kernersville, NC/East Forsyth) went 3-4 in the opener, including his team- and career-high seventh homer in the first inning.

Millsap (3-7) made his school-record 24th appearance of the season when he climbed the hill for Tuesday's second game. The Knights touched the right-hander for a first-inning run on sophomore Chuck Moline's (Stow, OH) run-scoring double, but he settled down in the second inning. After yielding a two-out single to Dave Wilkinson in the second, Millsap retired 11 straight batters and 15 of his last 16 opponents, eight by strikeout. He left the game with two outs in the top of the sixth along with the Quakers' other two seniors (Wolfe and Eric Pelletier (South Deerfield, MA/Northfield-Mt. Hermon) who also played their final Guilford baseball games.

McCauley had a two-run triple in Guilford's three-run fourth inning to give the hosts a 5-0 lead. He scored two batters later on sophomore Brad Franklin's (Greensboro, NC/Southern Guilford) single. A McCauley single plated two more runs in the Quakers' three-run fifth inning.



Whicker had two doubles with three RBI in game two and finished the afternoon 5-8 with four RBI and three runs scored. He ended his season with 16 doubles, tying the school record set by Kevin Moore '00 in 1998.