Guilford College Baseball
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Visiting Emory & Henry College swept an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball doubleheader Saturday at Guilford College.
The Wasps won game one, 9-6, and hit five homers in their 13-8 nightcap victory.
Despite the losses, Guilford (21-18, 9-9 ODAC) earned a spot in the ODAC Tournament by virtue of its fifth-place finish in the league standings. Emory & Henry (15-21, 11-7 ODAC) is seeded third in the six-team league tournament.
Josh McMillian, one of six Wasps with two or more hits, went three-for-six with two RBI in the opener. Emory & Henry had 16 hits in support of starter Will Dingus (3-5), who did not walk a batter in his complete-game effort.
Collin Metz homered to lead off the fourth inning among his two hits.
Guilford's Kent Peterson belted a two-run homer in the fourth that drew Guilford to within 4-3.
He and teammates Jordan Slate (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) and Casey Mann both finished with two hits. Travis Starbuck (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth), one of four Guilford seniors in the starting lineup on the Quakers' Senior Day, hit a solo homer in the ninth. Classmate Eric Backus (1-2) took the loss.
Guilford returns to action Thursday (4/26) when it makes its second straight ODAC Tournament appearance. The Quakers play second-seeded Bridgewater College at 3:00 p.m. at City Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.
Dave Walters/Guilford College Sports Information Dept.