Quaker Baseball Felled by Free Passes in 13-6 ODAC Loss to Hornets

Ryan Hill '20 (Photo by Emily Heck '21)
Ryan Hill '20 (Photo by Emily Heck '21)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tristan Baker, Robert Marcelle and Matt Moon all had two hits as #24 Shenandoah University defeated Guilford College, 13-6, on Saturday.

With the win, the Hornets swept the two-game Old Dominion Athletic Conference series and improved to 14-6 and 5-3 in league play. The Quakers dropped its fifth straight game and moved to 10-13-1 and 1-7. 

GC built a 1-0 lead after two innings and added three more runs in the third. Trevor Denton doubled to left centerfield to score Josh Shepherd who reached on a walk. Logan Shortt (2-3, 2 runs) followed with a single to the pitcher, which scored Denton. Sam Gerald (2-3) then doubled to right-center to bring home Shortt.

SU, however, plated seven runs in the fourth frame and never looked back. The inning was highlighted by a two-run home run to right field by Grant Thompson, and a double from Keegan Woolford, which scored three runners. Quaker pitchers, however, walked four hitters in the inning--who all scored. For the game, GC allowed 14 walks and three hit batters.

The Hornets chased Guilford starter Mitchell Stumpo (1-4) in the fourth. He tossed 3 2/3  innings, allowed seven runs against only four hits. Five Guilford pitchers took the mound in the game. Ryan Hill pitched a hitless ninth inning for the home club.

Reliever Johnathan Dance (2-0) earned the win for SU. He worked three scoreless innings, allowed two hits, and no runs.

Trailing 13-4, Guilford plated the game's final two runs in the eighth. 

Pinch-hitter Seth Ingle grounded out to score Cody Godley, who had a pinch-hit walk to lead off the frame. Dylan Tuttle later singled and came home after a throwing error. 

The Quakers host ODAC rival Emory & Henry on Wednesday (4/4). First pitch is 3 p.m. at McBane Field.