SHELTON >> Lucian Zingarella’s fielder’s choice with two outs in the top of the 15th inning put Guilford ahead and led to four-run outburst to end a marathon 5-1 victory over Shelton late Thursday night.
The game, which started at 7 p.m., was over 4 1/2 hours long. It didn’t end until 11:38 p.m., according to Shelton coach Scott Gura.
Zingarella also had a double and Connor Peters had three hits for Guilford. Tripper Rams, who came on to pitch in the 13th, earned the victory for Guilford, which qualified for the state tournament with the victory.
Shelton’s Craig McNamara threw 10 innings of relief, allowed just four hits and walked one for Shelton. Chris Kanios had four hits for Shelton (9-8).
The game was played as a fundraiser for prostate cancer awareness. Gura reported that it raised approximately $850.
GUILFORD 5, SHELTON 1 (15)
Guilford 000 000 000 100 004 — 5 5 0
Shelton 000 000 000 100 000 — 1 9 4
Batteries: G–Noah Rubino, Tyler Rogers, Tripper Rams (13) and Matt Donlan; S–Jafar Vohra, Craig McNamara (5), Carl Kopf and Jason DeSio.
WP: Tripper Rams (2-2). LP: Carl Kopf (1-4). 2B: (GU) Lucian Zingarella.
Team records: Guilford 8-10; Shelton 9-8.