GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Colin Morse pitched seven innings and earned the win--and his teammates helped with 21 hits--as 24th-ranked Shenandoah University defeated Guilford College, 16-5, on Friday at McBane Field.
SU moved to 13-6 and 4-3 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action. Guilford dropped to 10-12-1 and 1-6 in league play.
The Quakers scored first in the bottom of the first inning. Josh Shepherd (2-3, one run) tripled to lead off the frame. He then scored on a passed ball.
The Hornets, however, struck back with four runs in the second inning and never trailed again. SU had six doubles and a home run from Luke Nussman in the contest. Nussman, Tristan Baker and Chase Smallwood all had three hits in the game.
Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, GC tallied a run. Brett Shapcott reached base for the 23rd straight game with a walk. He then stole second base and came around on a 6-4-3 double play.
Shenandoah plated six runs and chased starter Trevor Denton in the fifth frame. Denton dropped to 3-4 for the season. SU brought 10 batters to the plate and had four doubles in the inning.
Morse improved to 3-2 after the victory. He struck out four and walked one batter. Tanner Hobbs pitched a perfect 1 1/3 inning to close the game for GC.
The two teams close their ODAC series with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday at McBane Field.