Case Western Reserve Out Hits Guilford in Doubleheader

GREENSBORO, N.C. (2/21/10) -- Case Western Reserve received two strong pitching performances from young southpaws to sweep Guilford College in a nonconference baseball doubleheader Sunday at McBane Field. The Spartans won the opener, 9-5, and took game two, 11-7.

Rookie Jarrett Gish (1-0) fanned four and yielded one earned run over five innings in the Spartans (2-2) opening-game win. Case Western took advantage of Guilford starter Sammy Stuart's (0-2) four walks and one hit batsman to open a 6-1 lead after three innings. Mike Pecoraro was three-for-three with two doubles and three RBIs. Sam Alexander also had three hits and three RBIs for the Spartans.

Guilford's Kyle Wooden belted his third home run in as many games, a three-run shot in the sixth inning.

Wooden belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning of the nightcap off of sophomore lefty A.J. Boshinski, but the Spartans scored in all seven innings for an 11-7 victory in the nightcap. Rookie southpaw A.J. Hora replaced Boshinski in the fifth inning and worked out of a couple late-inning jams for his first college save. Alexander had three more hits and three more RBIs and Pecoraro added two hits.

Will Cornelius hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to make it an 8-6 contest. Cornelius, Drew Ward and Derek Hardison all had two hits for the Quakers (5-3).

Guilford hosts Methodist University Wednesday (2/24) at 2:30 p.m.