Myers Lifts Guilford to 7-6 Baseball Win Over Southern Virginia

Greensboro, N.C. (02/21/07) -- Byron Myers' one-out double in the bottom of the ninth left scored Alex Starbuck from first base and lifted Guilford to a 7-6 comeback win over visiting Southern Virginia Wednesday afternoon at McBane Field. The Quakers' (4-2) third one-run win of the season marked their third victory in four games.

The Knights (0-11) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning. Jonathan Mills delivered a pair of hits and three RBIs for the visitors. Guilford started its comeback in the bottom of the fifth and tied it with a three-run eighth inning that included a two-run homer by sophomore John Goodwin. Ben Bizier was hit by pitch with the bases loaded later in the inning to tie the game at six.

Southern Virginia scored all of its runs off of Guilford's first two pitchers before rookie Paul Keenan entered the game in the sixth inning and shut the door. The Knights managed only two hits off of the southpaw, who fanned a career-high six for his first college win.

Myers entered the game as a pinch-hitter and had hits in all three at-bats. Goodwin, who had three RBIs, and Starbuck also had two hits for Guilford. Troy Butterfield went 3-3 with a run scored for Southern Virginia.

Guilford hosts Rutgers-Newark Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the first of two games between the two teams on successive days.

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