Guilford Sweeps Randolph-Macon in Final Regular Season Games

John Macon Smith
John Macon Smith

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College's baseball team won both of its final two games of the season, a doubleheader against Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foe Randolph-Macon College. The Quakers won both game, 9-3 and 5-3 respectively.

The teams were even, 1-1, heading into the fifth inning of the nightcap. Guilford's (20-18, 10-10 ODAC) John Macon Smith's RBI single sparked a three-run fifth inning. Randolph-Macon's (17-15-1, 10-9-1 ODAC) Jeb Weymouth hit a two-run homer, bringing the Yellow Jackets within one, 4-3. A fielding error with two outs in the seventh scored Smith, putting the Quakers up for good, 5-3.

Smith was a perfect 4-for-4 with one RBI. Kent Peterson had two hits. Nathan Fulbright and Corey Wallace each plated one. Lou Trosch (3-3) evened his record on the mound with two earned runs in six innings. Tyler Tuttle earned his third save of the season with five strikeouts in a scoreless three innings.

Weymouth had two hits and two RBI for the Yellow Jackets. Michael Helbig claimed his fifth loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs in 6.2 innings. 

Smith's RBI single through the left side put the Quakers up 1-0 early in the first inning of game one. Tim Benjamin returned the favor in the third, scoring Jake Fletcher. A three-run third with consecutive runs gave Guilford its go-ahead tally, sparked by another Smith RBI. Fulbright singled through the right side and Corey Wallace hit a sacrifice fly to plate Kent Peterson. The Quakers tacked on another two runs in the fourth and seventh, putting the game to rest, 9-3.

Peterson and Smith each had three hits and two RBI. Borja Jones-Berasaluce (3-2) earned the win, after only allowing three earned runs in 6.1 innings, striking out three. 

Benjamin led the Yellow Jackets with three hits and one RBI. Weymouth added two. Jake Bram (2-3) took the loss, allowing six earned runs in five innings.

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