Blackwood, Mabry Power Quakers Past Piedmont

Blackwood, Mabry Power Quakers Past Piedmont

GREENSBORO, N.C.---Trey Mabry's bases-clearing double in the bottom of the third inning powered Guilford College past Piedmont College, 7-3, Tuesday afternoon in the Quakers' season finale.

Piedmont took an early 3-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, but the Quakers answered with a four-run inning in the bottom half of the frame, led by Mabry's bases-clearing double. The Quakers added a run in the fourth when Tyler Petersen's triple drove home AJ Girting, who reached on a two-out walk after a long delay after both teams had changed sides due a premature strikeout call.  Both sides dueled in the rest of the middle innings, trading one run each frame before the Quakers added one more insurance run to seal the victory.

Girting entered the game in the third inning and went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI.  Logan Jones and Jacob Roberts combined to bat 4-for-7 in the bottom of the order, the remaining Quakers with multi-hit efforts.

Breck Davidson led the Lions, batting 2-for-4 with three RBI. He plated two first-inning runs to give Piedmont an early lead. Evan Gresham batted 3-for-4 while Keith Grabowski was the remaining Lion with multiple hits, batting 2-for-4.

Darin Salter (4-2) took the win for the Quakers. He struck two and walked one while giving up three runs on eight hits in five innings.  Nick Blackwood collected his first save of the season, only yielding one hit while fanning and walking one batter in four innings to preserve the win.

Alex Astin (0-1) took the loss for the Lions, giving up four runs on two hits while striking out and walking two batters in three innings.  Allen Tokarz led the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings, giving up just three hits and striking out two.

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