2003 Baseball News

  • GUILFORD BASEBALL PLAYERS EARN REGIONAL HONORS
    May 20, 2003
    Greensboro, NC (05/20/03) -- Freshman Brian Slate (Thomasville, NC/Wesleyan Academy) earned a spot on the 2003 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division III First-Team All-South Region Baseball squad Tuesday. Junior A.J. McCauley (Pittsburgh, PA/Plum) and senior Andrew Duffy (Trumbull, CT/Trumbull) earned second-team and honorable mention recognition, respectively. Slate is a candidate for a spot on the ABCA All-America teams, which will be announced later this week. The announcement marked each player's first regional honor.
  • GUILFORD BASEBALL PLAYERS LAUDED
    May 13, 2003
    Greensboro, NC -- Six Guilford baseball players earned spots on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) teams according to votes of the league's head coaches.
  • SENIOR SALUTE
    April 22, 2003
    Guilford's senior class of Zach Morgan, Andrew Duffy, Luke Kempton, Brad Franklin, R.J. Marks, Mike Goettler and Gabe Staub has compiled a 113-89 record in five seasons, one of the best five-year marks in school history. The seniors have helped the Quakers to three ODAC Tournament appearances and played on last year's 30-14 club that tied the school record for wins in a season and finished second in the ODAC.
  • KEMPTON WINS WEEKLY BASEBALL HONOR
    April 07, 2003
    Salem, VA (04/07/03) -- Guilford senior Luke Kempton (Greensboro, NC/Page) earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Baseball Player of the Week Award for the week of March 31. A first-time winner, Kempton joins classmate Brad Franklin (Greensboro, NC/Southern Guilford) as Guilford's two recipients of this year's weekly prizes.
  • FRANKLIN, JACKSON LEAD GUILFORD PAST ROANOKE, 7-2
    April 02, 2003
    Salem, VA (04/02/03) -- Guilford took a 7-2 decision over host Roanoke Wednesday night in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball action. The Quakers improve to 20-10 on the season and 7-4 in the ODAC, while the Maroons fall to 5-15 overall and 0-12 in league play.
  • FRANKLIN WINS WEEKLY BASEBALL HONOR
    March 10, 2003
    Salem, VA (03/10/03) -- Guilford senior Brad Franklin (Greensboro, NC/Southern Guilford) received the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) initial 2003 Baseball Player of the Week Award, the league office announced Monday. The announcement marks the second player of the week award of Franklin's career.
  • GUILFORD NINE EXTENDS WINNING STREAK TO SEVEN WITH SWEEP AT EMU
    March 03, 2003
    Harrisonburg, VA (03/03/03) -- Mike Goettler pitched a three-hit shutout in the opener and Brad Franklin (Greensboro, NC/Southern Guilford) hit for the cycle in the nightcap as visiting Guilford swept an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball doubleheader from Eastern Mennonite Sunday.
  • KLECKNER'S SLAM LIFTS METHODIST PAST GUILFORD, 6-4
    February 18, 2003
    Fayetteville, NC (02/18/03) - Matt Kleckner had only one hit on Tuesday, but it proved to be huge for the Methodist Monarch baseball team
  • SEVEN-RUN 10TH INNING LIFTS GUILFORD TO SEASON-OPENING WIN
    February 08, 2003
    Savannah, GA (02/08/03) - Guilford took advantage of four Savannah College of Art and Design errors in a seven-run 10th inning as the Quakers defeated the Bees, 8-2, in a college baseball game Saturday evening at Grayson Stadium.
  • QUAKERS COMPLETE SEASON-OPENING SWEEP AT SCAD
    February 08, 2003
    Savannah, GA (02/08/03) - Guilford scored two runs in the seventh inning and added an insurance tally in the eighth to rally for a 13-11 victory over the Savannah College of Art and Design baseball team Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.
  • 2003 Guilford baseball outlook
    February 03, 2003
    Guilford's 2003 baseball team looks to finish a job left undone at the 2002 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament as it came up one game short of clenching the ODAC title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Coach Gene Baker returns 15 players from last year's squad and expects 15 newcomers to play key roles on this year's team. The Quakers hope to improve on the 30-14 record of a year ago and help Baker enter the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his Guilford tenure.
  • FRANKLIN NAMED SERIES MVP
    October 24, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/24/02) - In a clear oversight on the part of the commissioner's office, no MVP was named for the 2002 Guilford College World Series. One of the most prestigious awards allocated by this office, the MVP has long been a revered honor, with many of its awardees going on to greatness in a variety of post-award endeavors
  • FRANKLIN OUTLASTS BALASH
    October 10, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/10/02) - It was a pitchers' duel for the ages (for 6 innings). It was a great game (for 6 innings). It was the epitome of a fall classic (for 6 innings).
  • IT IS ALIVE
    October 08, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/08/02) - Team Cardinal scored more runs after its first 12 batters of Game 3 than it had in all of the first two games combined and inched within a game of evening the Guilford College World Series with a 12-0 pummeling of previously undefeated Team Black.
  • TEAM BLACK ON BRINK OF SWEEP
    October 06, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/06/02) - Team Black rode Brad Franklin and RJ Marks' timely hitting to a 2-0 lead in the Guilford College World Series under clear blue skies at McBane Field on Sunday. Franklin, three-for-three on the day, drove home AJ McCauley with a bases-loaded single for the first run of the game in the visitors' third inning. Marks followed with a bases-clearing double that provided all the margin starter and winner Dave Shaffer and freshman lefty Matt Spoerlein needed as the Black pushed Team Cardinal to the edge of extinction.
  • Kempton Twirls a Gem
    October 04, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/04/02) - Surprise starter Luke Kempton hurled a complete-game five-hitter as Team Black captured Game One of the 2002 Guilford College World Series, 8-2.
  • OPENING DAY PITCHERS TABBED
    October 04, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/04/02) -In the first surprise of the 2002 Guilford College World Series, Team Black tabbed senior first baseman Luke Kempton as its opening-day starting pitcher. Never a threat for Academic All-America honors, the management team of Kempton, RJ Marks, Brad Franklin, and Gabe Staub bypassed a roster full of pitchers to name Kempton as the game-one hurler.
  • GUILFORD INTRASQUAD WORLD SERIES PREVIEW
    October 03, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (10/03/02) - With the first pick in this year's Guilford Intrasquad World Series draft, Team Black selected junior outfielder/pitcher AJ McCauley and immediately tabbed itself as the favorite in the fifth annual Guilford College Fall Classic. Team Black hasn't lost a GCWS since 1998 when, sophomore Chad Coward earned three victories in Team Cardinal's 4-2 victory. Since Coward's trade to Team Black following that series, it has run off three straight GCWS wins.
  • Stewart Named Assistant Baseball Coach at Guilford
    August 27, 2002
    Greensboro, NC (08/27/02) -- Guilford College Athletic Director Marion Kirby announced the appointment of Brian Stewart as the school's assistant baseball coach Tuesday. Stewart replaces Adam Taylor, who took an assistant coaching position at the University of Richmond this summer.