Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team used a quick start offensively and was able to hold on late for a 6-5 victory over NC Central on Tuesday afternoon at the PC Baseball Complex.
- Zacchaeus Rasberry hit his second home run of the season in the first inning. The hit also gave Rasberry a hit in all 11 games of his Blue Hose career.
- Rasberry recorded a career-high three RBI’s in the win.
- Jonathan White picked up a pair of hits including a double that extended his reached base streak to 10 straight games. White also added a pair of RBIs in the victory which was his first multi-RBI game of the season.
- Freshman Clark Dearman made his first collegiate start on Tuesday in just his third career appearance as a Blue Hose. Dearman went 4.1 innings as he allowed two runs as he walked one and struck out three earning his first career victory.
- Matt Norton pitched a career-high 2.1 innings in relief to close down the victory for the Blue Hose as he struck out four and picked up the save.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the first, after a two out double from White the Blue Hose got on the board first with a two-run home run to leftfield off the bat of Rasberry to make it 2-0.
- Presbyterian extended its lead in the fourth as White drew a hit by pitch that made it 3-0 PC. The lead was extended with an Eagle wild pitch that made it 4-0.
- Rasberry made it 5-0 with a one out sacrifice fly to left field to score Marcelli.
- NCCU got on the board in the fifth with an RBI groundout and an RBI single to make it 5-2.
- The Eagles made it a little closer in the sixth with a bases loaded walk followed up by a fielder’s choice that cut the lead to 5-4.
- PC responded in its half of the sixth with an RBI single from White who scored Marcelli to make it 6-4 Blue Hose.
- NCCU added a run in the seventh, but got no closer as Matt Norton shut the door with four punchouts including two in the ninth to get the save.
- PC finishes off this five game home stand tomorrow as Wofford comes to the PC Baseball Complex for a 2 p.m. first pitch against the Blue Hose.