SEVEN-RUN 10TH INNING LIFTS GUILFORD TO SEASON-OPENING WIN

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.

The Quakers improved to 1-0 while the Bees remained winless in three games. The two teams wrap up the two-game series with a noon contest Sunday (Feb. 9) at Grayson Stadium.

SCAD sent the game into extra innings when they tied the game at 1 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Scott Frederick led off the inning with a double down the left field line to break up the no-hitter by Guilford pitcher Mike Goettler. Frederick moved to third base on Armando Abreu's sacrifice bunt. Frederick later scored on Jarrod Norrell's sacrifice fly.

Guilford mounted it rally in the 10th off SCAD starter Brad Kempson (0-1) when Zach Morgan reached on a throwing error by SCAD second baseman Alex Cotto. A.J. McCauley reached on a infield bunt and the Quakers loaded the bases when Kempson mishandled a sacrifice bunt by Luke Kempton down the third base line.

The Quakers took the lead for good when Brad Franklin followed with an RBI single to left field to score Morgan and give Guilford a 2-1 lead. That opened the flood gates as the Quakers sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven runs off three SCAD pitchers to take a 8-1 lead.

The Bees' lone run in the bottom of the 10th came on a Kempson homer to left field. Dave Shaffer (1-0) picked up the win in relief for the Quakers.