Guilford's Stumpo Named to All-ODAC Baseball Team

Mitchell Stumpo '19 (Photo by Emily Heck '21)
Mitchell Stumpo '19 (Photo by Emily Heck '21)

SALEM, Va. – Guilford College senior Mitchell Stumpo earned Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recognition Friday. The league office released the annual all-star teams nominated and selected by ODAC head baseball coaches based largely on statistics compiled in league games.

Stumpo, a 6-2, 205-pound pitcher/outfielder, made the team as a utility player after receiving 2017 Second Team All-ODAC honors as an outfielder. At the plate, the right-handed cleanup hitter ranked fifth on the team with a .279 batting average. He led the Quakers in slugging percentage (.463), runs (5), and triples (5). Stumpo stood second on the team with 10 doubles and 17 walks. He also had a homer and 16 runs batted in. He hit .306 in ODAC games with a homer, five triples, seven doubles, and a team-high 13 RBI. Stumpo enjoyed eight multiple-hit games and four contests with at least two RBI. One of his best offensive games was a 4-for-5 effort at Eastern Mennonite University in which he added two doubles and three RBI.

On the mound, Stumpo forged a 4-3 record with a team-leading three saves, a 4.89 earned run average and 80 strikeouts in 70.0 innings. He led the Quakers' regulars in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched, and opponent's batting average (.250). His 80 strikeouts rank third in the ODAC through games of May 12. Stumpo was 2-2 with a 4.53 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 49.2 frames in 15 ODAC games.  All four of his wins came in relief, including a five-inning performance April 23 at Emory & Henry College in which he threw five scoreless innings of two-hit ball with eight strikeouts. He fanned a season- and career-high nine batters in a six-inning relief stint in an April 17 win over Roanoke College.

Stumpo concluded his career with a .300 batting average in 127 games. His 31 doubles rank 13th in school history. He also compiled 10 triples, two homers, and 72 RBI. As a pitcher, Stumpo went 10-7 with a 5.29 ERA and five saves in 43 appearances (13 starts). His five saves and 8.64 strikeouts per nine innings both stand fifth all-time at Guilford. He struck out 142 batters in 148 innings and held the opposition to a .264 batting average. Stumpo received one of Guilford's prestigious 2019 English Athletic Leadership Awards last month and graduated May 4 with a degree in business administration.

Coach Nick Black's '02 Quakers went 15-24 this spring with an 8-14 conference record.