Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

BLACKSBURG
, Va.
Presbyterian College narrowly dropped both games of a doubleheader with the ACC’s Virginia Tech at English Field on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies won game one 7-1 before narrowly taking a 6-5 win in the bottom of the 10th inning in the second game.

 

The extra-inning contest in game two marked the fifth time that the Blue Hose had participated in an extra-inning game in 2008. The Blue Hose have also taken South Carolina, Tennessee and Furman to extra innings. PC defeated Florida A&M in 11 innings earlier this year.


PC is now 12-32 on the year after the doubleheader with the Hokies, while Virginia Tech is 20-27.

 

Game One

 

The Hokies earned a 7-1 win in game one of the doubleheader on Sunday. Virginia Tech picked up six of its seven runs in the game with a combined six runs in the second and third innings.

 

The Blue Hose acquired their only run in the game in the top of the fifth inning when Casey Carlson (Lexington, S.C.) singled in William Bolchoz (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.), who had arrived on base with a single to start the inning for PC.

 

The Hokies would add their final run in the bottom of the inning to set the final score at 7-1 in their favor.

 

Zac Rhinesmith (Acworth, Ga.) led the Blue Hose from the plate in the first game. He was 2-for-4 from the plate overall, ending the game as the only Blue Hose with multiple hits. Carlson, Bolchoz, Jesse Harmon (Newberry, S.C.) and Robbie Anders (Greenville, S.C.) all had one hit each for PC in the game.

 

The Hokies had four players finish with two hits in their game one victory.

 

Leftfielder Steve Bumbry led the way in the victory for Virginia Tech. Bumbry was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Bumbry hit his fifth home run of 2008 in the game.

 

Four Blue Hose pitchers combined to strike out seven batters in the first game. The second pitcher for PC in the game, Zach Snipes (Belton, S.C.) struck out a team-high three batters in the contest.

 

Virginia Tech starter Rhett Ballard fanned a career-best 11 from the hill in the first game win.

 

Game Two

 

The score tied 4-4, Kyle Craven (Savannah, Ga.) singled in Drew Wingo (Simpsonville, S.C.) in the top of the seventh inning to give PC a one-run advantage. The Hokies tied the game at 5-5 and sent it to extra innings with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

 

The Hokies earned the 6-5 extra-inning win with Matt Blow’s game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

 

The Blue Hose got on the scoreboard first in the contest in the top of the first inning. Jared Combs (Pooler, Ga.) picked up the RBI when he grounded out to the Virginia Tech shortstop to score Lyda, who had started the game by being hit by a pitch. The Hokies added one in the bottom of the first frame to even the game at 1-1.

 

The Blue Hose took their first lead in the game with three runs in the top of the fourth inning.

 

Steven Henry (Hoschton, Ga.) tallied the first two RBIs in the frame for PC when he singled in Combs and Harmon. Combs had reached on a single in the inning, while Harmon had reached on a fielder’s choice.

 

Wingo (Simpsonville, S.C.) then singled in Henry to give PC the 4-1 advantage.

 

Two innings later the Hokies plated three runs of their own to square the game at 4-4.

 

Craven finished the game 2-for-3 from the plate in the game, joining Wingo as the only Blue Hose with multiple hits in the game. Wingo was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored.

 

Blow led the Hokies from the plate, collecting three RBIs and two hits.

 

Next Up

 

The Blue Hose next travel to Atlanta for a doubleheader with Georgia State on Tuesday, May 6. First pitch in game one is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 

One day later PC will travel just up the road to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on USC Upstate for the fourth time in 2008 and the second time this season at Harley Park. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7.