Clemson, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team used a two-run home run from Jimmy Marcelli to help propel the Blue Hose to an 8-7 win on Tuesday night against Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Final Score: Presbyterian 8, Clemson 7
Location: Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
Records: Presbyterian (23-25) | Clemson (28-20)
WP: Clark Dearman (3-3) | LP: Luke Sommerfield (0-2) | Save: Johnny Cook (2)
- Garrett Jones paced the Blue Hose offense with three hits for a season-high for the junior. Jonathan White and Nick Guimbarda each added a pair of hits.
- It was Guimbarda’s 16th multi-hit game, while White checks in with 14 multiple hit games. Jones picked up his third multi-hit game of the season with his three hits on Tuesday night.
- Jimmy Marcelli hit his third home run of the season in the seventh inning. Marcelli picked up his team-high eighth multi-RBI game of the season.
- With his first inning double, Nick Guimbarda moved into sole possession of fifth place in the Presbyterian D1 record book with 41 career doubles.
- Guimbarda extended his hit streak to a team-high six straight games. He also sits in a tie for ninth in the single season D1 era with 15 doubles on the season.
- Guimbarda, with his third inning stolen base, moved into a tie for fifth in the D1 Record Book with 22 career stolen bases.
- Austin Paradis matched a season-high with 3.0 innings in his first start of the season.
- Presbyterian improved 11-6 in one run games and are now 17-7 in games the Blue Hose score first.
- It is the second win over an ACC school for PC this season as the Blue Hose won 9-7 in 12 innings on April 27th.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Presbyterian got on the board quickly with an RBI single from Ashby Smith in the opening half inning and added a run from Marcelli on an RBI groundout to take a 2-0 lead after the opening half inning.
- Clemson tied the game at two with a two-run home run in the second inning.
- The Blue Hose regained the lead in the third with a two-run single off the bat of Johnny Cook to make it 4-2 thru 2.5 innings.
- The hosts picked up a solo home run in the bottom of the third to make it 4-3 Blue Hose.
- The Tigers regained the lead in the fourth with a pair of solo home runs and a sacrifice fly which gave the hosts a 6-4 lead.
- Matt Burke picked up an RBI double in the sixth to cut the Tigers lead to one, 6-5 thru 5.5 innings.
- In the seventh, the Blue Hose evened the game at six on a Clemson passed ball before a two-run home run from Marcelli gave the Blue Hose an 8-6 lead.
- Clemson picked up a run in its half of the seventh with a sacrifice fly to make it 8-7.
- Johnny Cook came in and shut the door recording the final five outs for the 8-7 victory.
- The Blue Hose head to Georgia State tomorrow night for a 5 p.m. first pitch as the GSU Baseball Complex.