CLINTON, SC – The Presbyterian College baseball team lost a one-run game to Wofford on Wednesday, 3-2, at the PC Baseball Complex. The Terriers scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to escape with the victory and tie the season series 1-1. The Blue Hose fall to 12-23 overall while the Terriers improve to 23-11.
How It Happened
Nick Wise singled to lead off the bottom of the second and advanced to third on a ground out by Jack McLaughlin and fly out by Thatcher Coleman. Tannor Byrd then singled to score Wise and put PC up 2-0.
After allowing a hit on the first pitch of the game, freshman Andrew Durden sat down the next 12 Terriers in a row. In the top of the fifth, Colton Springs was brought on in relief after Durden walked in a run. The junior forced a line out to third base to end the inning with PC leading 2-1.
Both bullpens controlled the game through the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
In the top of the ninth, Ryan Hedrick had the Terriers down to their last out. Wofford’s Brett Rodriguez singled on a blooper to centerfield with the count at 1-2 to give the visitors hope. After stealing second, he tied the game at 2-2 on a double by Cody Miller down the left field line. Lawson Hill then pinch hit and knocked in the winning run with a single to right field.
Pitchers of Record
Ryan Hedrick (1-1) took the loss for PC. The senior allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one.
Jake Hershman (1-3) picked up the win for Wofford. He pitched 4.0 innings giving up three hits and striking out two.
Matt Ellmyer came on in the ninth inning with one out and two runners on to get the last two outs for Wofford and pick up his second save of the season.
AJ Priaulx went 2-for-4 to tie his personal-best for hits in a season (58) and set a personal best for doubles in a season (13).
Jonathan White went 2-for-4 to record his ninth consecutive multi-hit game and team–best 17th of the season.
Nick Wise recorded his 100th career hit with a single in the second inning.
The Blue Hose will welcome Campbell to the PC Baseball Complex for a three-game series beginning on Friday at 3 p.m.