LEXINGTON, Va. (3/7/07) -- Junior righthander Steve Marcott hurled six innings of three-hit scoreless ball as the Washington and Lee baseball team extended its winning streak to six games with a 4-1 ODAC win over Guilford on Wednesday afternoon at Cap'n Dick Smith Field.
The Generals (8-3, 3-0) opened the scoring in the first inning as sophomore centerfielder Terrence McKelvey hit a solo homerun to rightfield and upped their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning when senior second baseman David Miller sent a solo-shot to centerfield. In the bottom of the fourth, a triple by senior shortstop Ray Sweeney scored freshman catcher Will Lewis and Miller singled to bring Sweeney home and give the Blue and White a 4-0 lead.
The Quakers (5-8, 0-3) attempted a late rally in the top of the eighth inning as junior catcher Phil Drew grounded out to Sweeney with the bases loaded to score sophomore centerfielder Joe John. W&L junior lefthander Jeff Pharis walked sophomore designated hitter Byron Myers to load the bases once again, but junior third baseman Zack Schlesinger lined out to first base to end the comeback attempt.
Miller and McKelvey paced the Generals with a homerun apiece. Miller hit 2-for-5 with two RBI, while McKelvey went 1-for-4 with one RBI. Sweeney batted 2-for-3 with one RBI, while senior designated hitter Richard Garland went 3-for-4 from the plate. Marcott (3-0) tallied two strikeouts to pick up his third win of the season. Pharis pitched two innings of relief, while freshman righthander Jim Plantholt pitched the final inning for W&L.
Drew went 1-for-3 with one RBI for GC, while junior righthander Andrew McClannon took the loss (1-2) for the Quakers after tossing 3.1 innings and allowing seven hits and four earned runs.