Madeira Beach, Fla. – The Presbyterian College softball team was edged by Central Michigan on Sunday in PC’s fifth and final game of the Madeira Beach Tournament, 3-2. The Blue Hose are now 4-13-2 on the year and the Chippewas moved to 7-7.

 

Chelsea Lyons led the charge for the Blue Hose offense, collecting four hits on the day and plating a run. Four hits in a game is the most by the senior in her career at PC.

 

Alyssa Batastini started in the circle and pitched her fourth complete game of the season. The redshirt junior allowed three runs (one earned) on 10 hits. She now holds a 3-10 record for the season.

 

The Blue Hose jumped out to a lead quickly in the bottom of the first inning. Jonnie Petree and Ansley Wilbanks led off the game with a pair of singles. They would advance when Courtney White drew a walk to load the bases. Batastini drove in Petree with a sacrifice fly to right field. Lyons would follow with a single to the center that plated Wilbanks.

 

Central Michigan evened the score in the top of the third inning, capitalizing on an error early in the frame and scoring two on a pair of RBI singles. The Chippewas would take the lead the next inning after a single sent home a runner who reached on a leadoff double.

 

The Blue Hose had runners on second and third with two outs in both the fifth and sixth inning, but could not score the tying run.

 

The Blue Hose will return to action when they host UNCG for a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 6. First pitch of the first game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.