KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Presbyterian College baseball dropped a tough 25-6 decision to Tennessee on Wednesday night at Lindsay Nelson Stadium. The defeat drops the Blue Hose to 7-17 while the Vols improve to 13-13 on the season.
Already down 11-0 in the top of the fourth, Tony Micklon smashed his second home run of the season to left field. The long ball also brought Nate Horton around from first base. Seven pitches later, Kenny Bryant followed suit to hit his second home run of the season. The back-to-back home runs was PC's first loud runs in quick succession this season.
In the seventh inning, down 20-3, PC added three more runs. Derek Herron's three-RBI double up the middle plated Mack Hite, Gabe Grammer and Ryan Morris. The hit was Herron's first of the season.
PC couldn't post any more runs down the stretch and finished the game with six hits for the night from six separate batters. Tennessee posted 22 hits and was the bennificiary of one Blue Hose defensive error. The Vols posted no fewer than two runs in each inning including six in the third frame.
Chase Goude fell to 0-1 on the season and worked the first two and a third innings on the mound. Goude worked the longest stint of the seven PC hurlers.
This weekend, the Blue Hose take to the road for a weekend series at Coastal Carolina. The series begins with a Friday evening game starting at 6 p.m. and concludes on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.