W&L Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Guilford

W&L Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Washington and Lee baseball team scored 18 runs in a doubleheader at Guilford on Saturday, but only earned a split in the two contests.  

The Generals (21-9, 12-2 ODAC) committed two errors in game one, which led to five unearned runs, as the Quakers (18-16, 6-10 ODAC) won the opener, 11-5. The W&L offense erupted for 13 runs in game two to claim the second, 13-4.

The second game of the doubleheader was tied, 2-2, after three innings, but in the fourth, the Blue and White scored two runs (4-2) on back-to-back RBI groundouts by senior designated hitter Anderson Baldy (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) and senior first baseman Jonny Swenson (Newnan, Ga./Newnan).

W&L added three more in the fifth on a bases-loaded walk by first-year right fielder Ryan Monson (Frisco, Texas/Wakeland) and a two-run single by senior catcher Cory Paton (Ashton, Md./St. Johns College) to stretch the lead to 7-2.

Guilford got one back in the bottom of the fifth, but a sacrifice fly by junior center fielder Kyle Ruedisili (Jupiter, Fla./The Benjamin School) and junior second baseman Austin Crane (Darien, Conn./Fairfield College Prep) scoring on an error extended the advantage to 9-3.

The Generals scored their final four runs in the eighth on an RBI triple by Ruedisili, an RBI single by sophomore shortstop Chadwick Feeley (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal School), a one-run double by Monson and an RBI groundout by Paton.

Sophomore Danny Devereux (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect) pitched 5.2 innings out of the bullpen to earn his sixth victory of the year and improve to 6-1. He allowed two runs on six hits with six strikeouts. Senior Eric Yost (2-7) suffered the loss for the Quakers. He gave up six runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings.

Guilford tallied all five of the unearned runs in the second inning of game one. First-year right fielder Logan Washle reached on a dropped fly ball by Swenson. Senior third baseman Joe Metts followed with a single, and then a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out.

After an RBI groundout and a walk, senior center fielder Rocco Wilcox hit an RBI single to center (2-0). Sophomore left fielder Mitchell Stumpo recorded a two-run double to left, and junior second baseman Trevor Denton capped the rally with an RBI single to left to push the score to 5-0.

The Blue and White cut the lead to two in the top of the fourth. With runners on first and third and one out, Paton doubled to left to bring in one run (5-1). Baldy followed with a two-run double down the left field line (5-3).

Guilford answered in the bottom half of the frame to seal the victory. Stumpo ripped a two-run triple to right center to put the Quakers up, 7-3. Guilford would outscore the Generals, 4-2, over the final five innings to win the game, 11-5.

Senior pitcher Tom Concklin (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) suffered the loss for W&L to fall to 6-2. He allowed seven runs (two earned) on nine hits and one walk in 4.0 innings. Senior John Todd (5-3) earned the victory for the Quakers. He went 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits. Senior Logan Jones registered a save by pitching the final 3.2 innings. He gave up one run on one hit. He also had four walks and five strikeouts.

Paton ended the day 3-for-9 with four RBI and two runs, and Monson was 4-for-7 with two runs and three RBI.

The Generals next play at Ferrum on Tuesday at 4:00 pm.

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