Baseball Preview (2/6-2/13)
The Pride will continue its four game road trip at cross-town rival Guilford before their home opener on Sunday. Despite two tough losses to Berry College on Saturday, Greensboro recorded the first win a day later and will look to gain some momentum in the early season with two games this week.
Wednesday, February 8th at Guilford (2:30 p.m.)-The Quakers were picked seventh in the ten team ODAC conference during pre-season voting. Guilford returners 22 lettermen, but only one who received conference recognition last year in shortstop DJ Phillips. Last year's team finished 16-24, 9-9 in ODAC play, but seventh year head coach Nick Black feels confident his team can improve this season.
Guilford has not played a game yet this season, as Greensboro is their season opener. The Pride played Guilford twice last season and split victories, losing 9-8 on the road and winning 13-12 at War Memorial Stadium. Greensboro's victory came on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning.
A victory for The Pride on Wednesday would knot the all-time series with Guilford at 21 games a piece.
Sunday, February 12th vs. Lynchburg (4:00 p.m.)-The Hornets were chosen to finish 3rd in the ODAC this season after finishing last year with a 14-4 mark in conference play. Lynchburg will open their 2012 campaign the day before against another USA South opponent, Averett.
The Pride dropped their only game to Lynchburg last year on the road, 12-6. The Hornets jumped on top early, scoring six runs in the first inning and adding two more in the third, fourth, and sixth. Despite their sluggish offense throughout the game, Greensboro gave a valiant effort to come back, scoring five in the top of the ninth.
The winner of this season's match-up will take a slight lead in the all-time series, as it is currently tied 16-16.