• Who: Presbyterian (4-4) at North Carolina A&T (4-3)
• When: Wednesday – 4 p.m.
• Where: War Memorial Stadium – Greensboro, N.C.
• Live Stats: NCATAggies.com
Series Histories (since 2008)
• PC vs. The Citadel - Citadel leads 9-3
• at The Citadel - Citadel leads 9-2
• Recent - Tied 2-2 in last four
• PC vs. NC A&T - Tied 1-1
• at NC A&T - PC leads 1-0
• Tue - LHP Hunter Kyzar (PC) vs. RHP Alex Bialakis (CIT)
• PC went 3-2 in five home games last week, defeating Wofford on Wednesday before taking two of three from Stony Brook over the weekend.
• The Blue Hose go away from home for five games this week, before returning home for a pair of midweek games next week.
Scouting The Citadel
• The Bulldogs took two of three from Delaware State last weekend to push its record to 2-4 on the season. Tuesday’s contest against PC will be its first midweek game of the year.
• The Citadel has gotten off to a slow start at the plate, managing just a .205 average on the season with six extra-base hits in six games. Ben Peden and Joe Sabatini lead the team with five RBIs each, while Jonathan Sabo leads the way with six hits and two doubles.
• The Bulldogs pitching staff has combined for a 5.83 ERA through six games, having allowed 35 earned runs on 62 hits in 54.0 innings pitched.
Scouting North Carolina A&T
• The Aggies have won four straight after a perfect week last week, which including a series sweep of Maryland Eastern Shore over the weekend.
PC Takes Two of Three from Stony Brook
• Presbyterian won its first home series of the season by taking two of three from Stony Brook.
• The Blue Hose pulled off a walkoff 7-6 victory in Friday’s contest, coming back from a 5-1 deficit. PC totaled 12 hits as a team in the contest with the bottom three hitters in the order going 7-for-10. Will Smith earned the win with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief work.
• Saturday’s contest was tied 2-2 in the eighth with both teams getting a run in the ninth, forcing extra innings. Stony Brook prevailed 8-3 in 11 innings.
• PC once again managed a one-run win on Sunday with a 2-1 victory in a pitcher’s duel. Hayden Deal was excellent in the win, tossing 6.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts against two walks. Will Smith earned the save with another 2.1 innings of scoreless work.
Weyenberg Heating Up
• Tyler Weyenberg went 9-for-20 (.450) with seven runs, a double, a homer and an RBI in five last week.
• The senior had three multi-hit games on the week, including a three-hit game on Saturday, as he went 3-for-5 with a run against Stony Brook.
• Weyenberg, after going hitless in the season opener, has a base hit in each of his last seven games entering play this week.
• The captain raised his average from .188 after the opening weekend to .344 where it currently stands.
• Hayden Deal turned in one of the best starts of his career on Sunday, as he threw 6.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts and two walks.
• The senior lefty pounded the strikezone all day, throwing 74 of his 107 pitches for strikes and threw a first-pitch strike to 19 of the 25 batters that he faced.
• His 10 strikeouts were a career high, as half of the outs he recorded in the game came via the punchout. In his 6.2 innings of work, only once did Stony Brook manage to get two batters aboard in the same inning.
Hitting Its Stride
• PC racked up a season-high 12 hits en route to six runs in Wednesday’s win over Wofford. The totals match the Blue Hose six runs and 12 hits in its last game against the Terriers, a 6-5 PC win in Spartanburg last season.
• The Blue Hose then totaled 12 hits on Friday and 11 hits on Saturday for three straight games with at least 10 hits. PC finished the weekend with eight hits to total 31 hits on the weekend.
• PC raised its batting average 45 points last week to a .252 average on the season.
Kyzar, Miles Strong in First Starts
• Senior Hunter Kyzar and freshman Eric Miles each made their first career starts in the midweek action against Furman and Wofford, respectively.
• Kyzar worked 4.2 innings and allowed one unearned run on hits with three strikeouts against a lone walk. He retired nine straight over the first three innings but suffered the loss.
• Miles went 5.0 innings the following day, allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts against four walks. He earned the victory in his first collegiate outing, as PC scored five runs in the first inning.