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.

Tony Micklon (Sumter, S.C.) and Mack Hite (Abbeville, S.C.) each batted in a run against the Chanticleers.

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.