Baseball Weekly Update (3/26-4/1)
The Greensboro College baseball team has four games on the slate this week, including a cross-town showdown with Guilford. The Pride and Quakers will kick-off the week on Tuesday at New Bridge Bank Park in downtown Greensboro, NC. Greensboro will travel to Lynchburg on Thursday before hosting North Carolina Wesleyan on Saturday and Sunday in its home finale. The Pride are 16-10 overall and 3-5 in the USA South.
Tuesday, March 27 vs. Guilford (6 p.m. - New Bridge Bank Park - PRIDE PACKS THE PLACE!) - Greensboro will host Guilford on Tuesday in the annual New Bridge Bank cross town match-up. The Quakers are 13-12 on the season and recently snapped a four game losing streak with a 7-4 home win over Eastern Mennonite on Saturday.
The Pride rallied to knock off Guilford 6-3 on February 8. Greensboro used a nine hit attack and scored three runs in the seventh and one in the ninth to pull out the win.
The Quakers are averaging just shy of five runs per game, are hitting .320 as a team, and have posted a team ERA of 4.57. Kent Peterson leads the offensive attack with a .429 batting average while John Macon Smith carries a .419 average with 26 runs scored, eight home runs and 27 RBI.
Wednesday, March 28 at Lynchburg (6 p.m.) - The Hornets are 16-6 on the year, including a 7-3 setback to The Pride on February 12. Greensboro jumped out to a 4-1 lead after three innings and extended the margin out to the final score of 7-3. Lynchburg has won four of five consecutive games going into the week. The Hornets will play a rescheduled home doubleheader on Tuesday against Virginia Wesleyan.
Lynchburg is hitting .330 as a team with a 4.14 ERA. Dan Savage leads the team in batting average at .425 and RBI with 24.
Saturday/Sunday, March 31/April 1 vs. North Carolina Wesleyan (1 p.m./1 p.m. - War Memorial Stadium) - The Battling Bishops enter the week with a record of 14-17 overall and 2-6 in the USA South. NC Wesleyan will look to rebound from a doubleheader sweep on Saturday at Christopher Newport with match-ups against Hampden-Sydney on Wednesday and Randolph-Macon on Thursday before visiting Greensboro over the weekend.
The Bishops are hitting .266 on the year and have a team ERA of 3.69. Jake Alexander paces the offensive attack with a .333 batting average. Andre' Nichols (.316) and Tyler Clark (.314) also join Alexander above the .300 mark.