CLINTON, SC -The Presbyterian College baseball team fell to High Point, 6-0, during game one of their series on Thursday afternoon at Williard Stadium. Jonathan White and AJ Priaulx recorded their 24th and 18th multi-hit games, respectively, as the Blue Hose fell to 15-37 on the year and 8-17 in the Big South. The Panthers improved to 29-21 and 17-8.
How It Happened
White and Priaulx both singled in the top of the first, but High Point's starter, Andrew Gottfried, pitched around it without letting a run score.
High Point then took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Austen Zente and Travis Holt singled to put two runners on. Zente would later score on a groundout from Tanner Wells as PC nearly got a double play to end the inning.
The Panthers would then extend their lead with four runs in the bottom of the second. Daniel Millwee, Conner Dunbar, and Zente singled to make it 2-0, and then a triple from Travis Holt to made it 4-0. Wells brought the final run of the inning home on a sac fly to right field to make it 5-0.
Tanner Chock, then retired eight Panthers in a row from the third to sixth innings, striking out three.
In the bottom of the sixth, Millwee reached on a hit-by-pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. He would then score on a single from Holt and bring the game to its final count, 6-0.
High Point brought Rion Murrah in from the bullpen in the sixth inning. The senior allowed just one hit and three base runners over the final 4.0 innings en route to picking up the save.
Pitchers of Record
Tanner Chock (3-3) took the loss for PC allowing six runs on nine hits over 6.1 innings. The senior struck out six and walked four.
Andrew Gottfried (5-5) earned the win for HPU allowing three hits and striking out one over 5.0 innings.
Rion Murrah picked up his sixth save of the season after allowing just one hit over 4.0 innings.
Game two is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, but the game could be moved up due to inclement weather in the forecast.