GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Guilford College softball team swept an Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader from visiting Shenandoah University on Saturday. Game scores were 7-1 and 10-0 in a five-inning contest.
The Quakers--who snapped a five-game losing streak--improved to 15-15 and 4-9 in league action. The Hornets dropped to 11-18 and 2-9 in the ODAC.
In game one, Guilford busted open a 1-1 game with five runs in the fourth inning. Kayli Blankenship and Jordan Starke each had singles, which brought home two runners. Sabrina Moreno had a sacrifice fly to score pinch-runner Shannon Petsch for the other tally.
For SU, Maryann Hollen and Megan Wilk both hit a double.
Julie Gough (4-3) tossed a complete game and earned the win. She allowed five hits and one earned run. SU's Katherine Seidl dropped to 6-9 after taking the loss. She gave up 10 hits and six runs.
In the nightcap, Courtney Lackey (7-6) earned the shutout but was one strike from recording a no-hitter. Lackey had two outs and two strikes on Autumn Beasley, but she singled through the left side. Allie Schey then singled to centerfield before Guilford recorded the final out.
Kayla O'Connell (0-1) suffered the defeat for Shenandoah. She allowed six of GC's 10 runs.
The Quakers host ODAC rival Eastern Mennonite on Monday. The doubleheader begins at 3 p.m.