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Blue Hose Baseball Hosts Furman in Tuesday Afternoon Clash

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CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team wraps up a four-game homestand on Tuesday when the Blue Hose host Furman in a non-conference clash at 3 p.m.

PC (12-23-1, 5-10) went 2-2 last week, falling to Western Carolina before taking the first two games of its home series against Winthrop for a series win. Redshirt freshman pitcher Aaron Lesiak (Greenville, S.C.) tossed a complete game shutout on Friday in his fifth career start, allowing only six hits and no runs in a nine-inning performance. Cam McRae (Darlington, S.C.) and Nate Chong (Duluth, Ga.) hit back-to-back home runs in Friday’s win.

Brad Zebedis leads the team with a .325 batting average and a .420 on-base percentage while McRae paces the Blue Hose in home runs (five) and RBI (21). Chandler Knox (Columbia, S.C.) earned his team-leading fifth win on Saturday and freshman reliever Ethan Wortkoetter (Greer, S.C.) picked up his third save in the victory. PC improved its record to 9-4 when scoring in the first inning.

Furman (13-23) snapped a seven-game losing streak with two victories over Western Carolina over the weekend to take a Southern Conference series from the Catamounts. Chris Ohmstede and Greg Harrison each bring .321 batting averages into the week, with Harrison and Heath Burton sharing the team lead in RBI with 24 apiece. The Paladins hit .279 as a team but have struggled on the mound with a 5.93 team earned run average.

The two sides met on March 25 and Furman came away with a 9-3 victory in Greenville. PC tied the game in the third inning but six unanswered runs helped Furman to the victory.

Following Tuesday’s game, PC travels to Coastal Carolina for a three-game series on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each game will begin at noon.

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