Baseball Team Tops Averett, 5-0

DANVILLE, Va. (2/14/10) -- Guilford College scored five runs in the second inning and five pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout in the Quakers' 5-0 baseball victory at Averett University Sunday afternoon.  

Travis Starbuck had two hits for Guilford (2-1), including an RBI single in the second inning. Jordan Nelson also had an RBI in the frame, which saw Guilford scored three runs with two outs and twice off of wild pitches. Drew Ward also had two hits for the Quakers.  

Both teams stranded nine runners, with Averett (2-2) leaving a man on third in both of the first two innings against Adam Hart. Sammy Stuart threw the next two innings for Guilford before giving way to rookie Will James (1-0), who picked up his first college win by tossing scoreless fifth and sixth innings.  

James gave way to Will Simpson in the seventh inning and Simpson worked around a one-out double by James Carter in the seventh and left two Cougars on base. He threw a perfect eighth inning and Michael Blocher struck out the side for Guilford in the ninth.  

Adam Higgins paced Averett's offense with two hits.  

Guilford hosts Greensboro Thursday at 2:30 p.m. on McBane Field.