ROCK HILL, SC. – The Presbyterian College softball team fell 6-2 to Winthrop Saturday at Terry Field to open Big South play. Game two of the doubleheader was suspended at the bottom of the fourth inning due to rain and lightning in the area. The teams will resume play on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Blue Hose Player of the Game

Kelsie Sanchez hit a two-run homerun, her second of the season. She batted 1-for-3 (.333) with two RBIs and a walk.

How It Happened

Winthrop broke open game one with a five-run second inning. A pair of Eagles scored on an error, and Maddie Antone followed with a three-run home run. Keleigh Romine added another score with a solo shot to left field in the bottom of the third. PC finally got on the board in the top of the sixth. Jonnie Petree led off with a single and Sanchez followed with a two-run shot down the left field line.

In game two, PC opened up the scoring as Casey Gerhard singled to right with runners on the corners, plating Haley Lawton. Winthrop tied the game in the bottom of the third as Antone singled up the middle. The Eagles then took the lead as Kiley Majette reached on an error with bases loaded. The game was halted before the start of the bottom of the fourth and will resume tomorrow.

Final Lines

Game 1: Winthrop 6, PC 2

PC scored two runs on three hits with one error, while Winthrop scored six runs on five hits with an error. Keleigh Romine got the win (3-4), pitching 5.0 innings and surrendering two runs with three walks and eight strikeouts. Katie Brown took the loss (5-7), pitching 6.0 inning and giving up six runs (one earned) with three walks and five strikeouts.

For the Record

PC falls to 10-16 on the season and 0-1 in conference play, while Winthrop is now 12-14, 1-0.

Up Next

The teams play again tomorrow, March 19 in a 1 p.m. ET game at Terry Field.

How to follow

Fans can follow all games at www.GoBlueHose.com, and @presbysb.

Winthop 6, Presbyterian 2 (March 18, 2017 at Rock Hill, S.C.) (Game 1)

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Presbyterian….....000 002 0 – 2 3 1 (10-16, 0-1)

Winthrop………...051 000 X – 6 5 1 (12-14, 1-0)

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Pitchers: Presbyterian – BROWN, Katie.

Winthrop – ROMINE, Keleigh and MAJETTE, Kiley.

Win – ROMINE, Keleigh (3-4). Loss – BROWN, Katie (5-7). T – 1:45 A – 113

HR PC – SANCHEZ, Kelsie (2). WIN – ANTONE, Maddie (3) and ROMINE, Keleigh (1).

Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy, WSW 13 mph