FRANKLIN, JACKSON LEAD GUILFORD PAST ROANOKE, 7-2

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.

            In the top of the first, Roanoke starter Jimmy Winterer got the first Guilford batter to groundout, but hit the next batter and walked the next two to load the bases. Guilford's Josh Miller singled to right field to bring in both Luke Kempton and Brad Franklin.

            The Quakers gave back one of those two runs in the bottom of the first. Sean Sturgill hit a single that squeezed just off the glove of the Guilford third baseman to plate Mike Eubank who had earlier reached on a fielder's choice.

            The Maroons tied things up in the bottom of the second inning when sophomore Robby Hoopes golfed a Jackson pitch over the leftfield fence for his first homer of the season.

            The game didn't remain tied for too long. The Quakers scored three times in the top of the fourth inning. With runners on first and third, Franklin hit a two-run triple to right-center. Brian Slate followed with a bloop-single to left, scoring Franklin and making the score 5-2. The Quakers would go on to add single runs in both the fifth and sixth inning to build a five-run cushion.

            Five different Quakers finished the game with two hits each, including Franklin who also drove in three runners. Freshman Andrew Jackson got the win for Guilford, going seven innings, allowing two runs, and eight hits. Winterer picked up the loss for the Maroons. Hoopes finished the game with three hits. Matt Stolper had two hits for Roanoke. Both teams combined to leave 21 runners on base, 11 by the Maroons.