GREENSBORO, N.C. - Behind 27 combined hits, and a Jake Johnson home-run, the Southern Virginia University baseball team swept Guilford College, 14-4 & 9-4. Johnson hit the home run in the first game, as he went 3-for-4 and had a run driven in with the home run. He went 1-for-4 in the second game to help the Knights jump to a quick start on the season.
As in the first game of the season against Averett, SVU found itself behind to the hosts. A 1-0 lead for Guilford remained until the third inning when SVU exploded for four runs. Josh Linn had a game to remember as he went 5-for-5 an added 3-RBI's and a run. The 4-1 lead would be expanded upon, as SVU would score runs in every inning remaining in the game. Three runs would be added in the fourth, four in the fifth, one in the sixth, and two final runs in the seventh.
SVU would total 15-runs in the game, and saw 8-runners score in the game. The Knights would also see another pitcher go the distance, as Britt Dalton pitched the entire game, giving up 8-hits and 4-earned runs, while striking out three batters. Dalton got the run support he would need to go the distance and record his first collegiate win.
In the second game the Knights would need to come all the way back from a 3-run deficit in the sixth inning to get the win. The visitors scored an astounding 7-runs to overcome the 4-1 scoreline in favor of the Quakers. Andrew Snider started the rally, as he hit a triple to center field. Linn continued his hot hitting, as he went 2-for-3, and then Dale Brown started the scoring as he drove in Snider.
SVU went through the lineup in the seventh, and saw Mitch Stevenson record three RBI's after another triple to center field. The 7-runs would be all that Knights would need, as they finished the inning with an 8-4 lead. An insurance run scored by Lin in the seventh gave the final margin of victory for the visitors
Johnson would move from his starting spot to the mound, and would pitch another complete game for the Knights. He would give up 11-hits, and 3-earned runs, while striking out 6-batters.
SVU now had a 3-0 start for the season, and will stay on the road for its next game. The Knights will head to Roanoke for a matchup with the Maroons of the ODAC and NCAA D.III. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.