DURHAM, NC – The Presbyterian College baseball team fell to 19th ranked Duke, 8-0, in a midweek game on Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The Blue Hose fall to 7-19 while the Blue Devils improved to 21-5.
How It Happened
Austin Paradis retired the Blue Devil’s first two batters to start the game. After back-to-back singles to Zack Kone and Jack Lobosky, Joey Loperfido recorded an RBI single to drive in Kone but was thrown out at second by Nick Guimbarda to end the inning.
In the top of the second, Jack McLaughlin drew a walk and gave PC its first base runner. In the bottom of the inning, Paradis retired the Blue Devils 1-2-3 on just seven pitches to keep the game 1-0.
The Blue Hose had their best chance to score in the third inning. Ryan Hedrick drew a lead off walk and was advanced to second on a Guy Casaceli sacrifice bunt. Guimbarda then advanced him to third with a deep fly to right. However, PC was unable to push the run across the plate to tie the game.
The Blue Devils then scored two runs in the bottom of the third with a Labosky double. Duke would add another two in the fourth inning off a balk and sac fly, making the score 5-0.
In the top of the seventh, Jonathan White drew a leadoff walk. AJ Priaulx then recorded PC’s lone hit of the night, a single to right field, to put runners on first and second. However, Matt Mervis was able to get out of the inning without conceding a run.
Duke extended their lead further in the seventh and eighth innings, recording three more runs on five hits to bring the score to 8-0. The Blue Devils recorded 15 hits in total but only had the one extra-base hit.
Pitchers of Record
Austin Paradis (0-3) took the loss for PC. The freshman allowed eight runs on five hits and had one strikeout against one walk over 3.0 innings.
Bryce Jarvis (1-0) earned the win for Duke coming out of the bullpen. Jarvis threw 3.0 innings of perfect baseball that saw him strike out six batters.
AJ Priaulx recorded his 46th hit of the season with a single in the seventh inning.
Jonathan White extended a streak of reaching base to 15 games with a walk in the seventh inning.
PC will welcome Liberty to the PC Baseball Complex for three games beginning on Thursday at 3 p.m.