The Presbyterian College softball team opens the 2017 Big South season the weekend of Mar. 18-19, with a three-game series at Winthrop. Saturday’s doubleheader begins at 1 p.m., with Sunday’s single game at 1 p.m., as well. Fans can follow on livestats at www.WinthropEagles.com

Winthrop is 11-14 overall and are coming off a tight 0-1 loss to #8 Alabama Mar. 15. The Eagles are led by Maddie Antone with her .415 batting average, 27 hits, and 18 RBI. In the circle, Keleigh Romine is tops in strikeouts with 38 in a team-leading 49.2 ERA. She has a 3.62 ERA and is 2-4 on the season.

The Blue Hose are 10-15 overall after splitting a mid-week series against Appalachian State. Hope Rogers is tops for the team with her .311 batting average, 15 RBI, and 23 hits. She has a .527 slugging percentage and 39 total bases. Rebekka Gross is close behind with her .310 batting average.

Katie Brown is the leader in the circle with her 58.0 innings pitched. Tops in strikeouts are Alex Cook and Kaylee Allen with 29 Ks apiece.

PC is next in action at home for five straight with a Mar. 22 doubleheader against Western Carolina that begins at 2 p.m. The Blue Hose host Campbell in a three-game series Mar. 25-26. First pitch both days is at 1 p.m.