CLINTON, SC – The Presbyterian College baseball team battled Campbell into extra innings on Friday, but the visitors scored three runs on three hits in the 10th to take game one, 6-3. Nick Guimbarda went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead PC on the day. The Blue Hose fall to 12-14 overall and 6-7 in the Big South, while the Camels move to 18-16 on the season and 10-3 in conference play.
How It Happened
In the top of the third, Matthew Barefoot and Luis Gimenez singled to put two runners on for Campbell. Then, Christian Jones singled through the left side to score two runs and put the visitors up 2-0.
The Blue Hose would get one run back in the bottom of the fifth on a solo homerun by Guimbarda, his fourth of the season, to make it 2-1.
In the top of the seventh, Campbell scored one run on a hit by Ty Babin to go up 3-1. Guimbarda threw out the runner trying to advance to third to end the inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, Jack McLaughlin reached on a fielding error by the shortstop. TJ Richardson then singled, and Tannor Byrd reached on a throwing error by the third baseman to load the bases. Guimbarda delivered a two-run single to right field to tie the game at 3-3.
Both bullpens held firm over the next two innings, and we went into the top of the 10th tied at 3-3. The Camels got a leadoff walk for Matthew Barefoot. He was advanced to second via a sac bunt, and scored on a single from Babin to make it 4-3. Campbell added two more runs on a single from Tyler Anshaw.
Pitchers of Record
Eric Miles (6-4) took the loss for PC after giving up three runs on three hits and posting two strikeouts against one walk over 2.1 innings.
Harry Thomas (2-0) picked up the win for Campbell. He allowed just one hit and struck out one over 1.2 innings out of the bullpen.
Nick Guimbarda’s home run in the fifth inning gives the Blue Hose at least one home run in seven straight Big South Conference games.
Tanner Chock matched his season-high for innings pitched (7.0) in a strong effort on Friday.
PC and Campbell have moved their games to be a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.