CLINTON, S.C. – Andrew Williams (Augusta, Ga.) racked up three hits on Sunday for the Presbyterian College baseball team in its series finale against Coastal Carolina, but the Blue Hose dropped the contest, 5-2.
PC sees its record move to 18-15 and 4-8 in the Big South, while Coastal moves to 21-11 and 7-2 in league action.
Williams’ game-high three hits helped him extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Williams already took the season lead in that category on Friday by registering a hit on Friday in his 11th straight game. Williams also scored two runs in the game.
Designated hitter Brandon Paul (Augusta, Ga.) also added two hits, making six straight appearances in which the redshirt junior has recorded a hit.
The Blue Hose received solid pitching from starter Jordan Pace (Charleston, S.C.), who fell to 2-4 with a loss. The junior allowed four runs—three earned—in six and one-third innings of work.
Coastal grabbed a run in the first inning and two in the top of the third before PC retaliated with a run in the bottom of the frame.
Williams drew a full-count walk and reached second on a wild pitch, part of another full-count walk to Brad Zebedis (Rock Hill, S.C.) to put two on with one out. Micklon then ripped a line drive up the middle to bring Williams around and cut into the Coastal lead, 3-1. Unfortunately for the Blue Hose, the PC nine eventually stranded three baserunners in a bases loaded situation and the inning ended in the 3-1 deficit.
PC scored once more in the sixth after the Chanticleers added another run in the fifth. One out away, Williams pulled a 3-1 ball down right field line that the speedy sophomore turned into a triple. Hite then grounded out to second base but the play gave Williams enough to score and cut the Coastal lead in half, 4-2.
A Tommy La Stella solo home run in the ninth extended Coastal’s lead to three runs as the Chanticleers held on to win, 5-2. Jordan Coons picked up the second win of the season.
The Blue Hose next travel to Clemson, S.C., for a matchup against the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday.