Carver Sets Guilford Career Hits Mark in Softball Split at Greensboro College

Makayla Carver '19 (Photo by: John Bell)
Makayla Carver '19 (Photo by: John Bell)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Seniors Sabrina Moreno and Makayla Carver both had five hits as Guilford College split a doubleheader at Greensboro College Wednesday. Carver became Guilford's career hits leader in the opener, but the Pride held off the Quakers for an 11-10 win. The visitors rallied to win the nightcap, 9-1. 

After the non-conference action, Guilford completed its regular season with a 26-13 record, the fourth-most wins in school history. Greensboro is now 24-13.

In the opener, former Quaker Jordan Deaton hit not one, but two grand slams for the home team. Her first blast fueled the Pride's six-run first inning and her second came in the fifth inning after Guilford drew to within 7-6. She finished the game with two hits and eight RBI. 

Carver, who set Guilford's career stolen bases record in Tuesday's games at Bridgewater College, entered Wednesday's game with 211 career hits, matching Cynthia Hayes '14 total. Carver surpassed Hayes with a triple to left that led off the third inning. Carver also homered in the sixth and singled in the Quakers' three-run seventh that provided the game's final margin. Winning pitcher Maddy Westerholt (13-5) retired the Quakers' Natalie Conrad with runners on the corners to end the game.

Guilford outhit the Pride, 17-10, and got three hits apiece from Carver, Moreno, Katy Holt, and Sarah Aukamp. Carver, Moreno, and Sarah Adams each had two RBI. 

Hanna Stackhouse had three hits and an RBI for Greensboro.

In game two, the Quakers plated two runs in the opening frame and never looked back in the 9-1 victory. Makayla Crawford hit 3-for-3 with a home run, one double and four runs batted in. NCAA Division III's RBI leader also swatted her school-record sixth sacrifice fly of the season. Carver and Moreno both went 2-for-4 at the plate. Conrad and Casey Bunting also had two hits for the Quakers, who enjoyed a 13-3 hits advantage.

Carver (3-1) earned the win after tossing a complete-game three-hitter in which she allowed one run. Cheyenne Cox (10-7) took the defeat for the Pride.  

The Quakers await the announcement of their opponent in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament. The eight-team event is April 26-28 at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in 
Salem, Virginia.