CLINTON, S.C. - After the Blue Hose put up a valiant fight on Friday, Presbyterian College baseball was no match for Liberty in game two of the weekend series, falling by a 13-0 line. The game, slated to be the opener of a Saturday doubleheader became a single game after the series finale was postponed due to rain. The three-game set will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Liberty (28-11, 11-3 BSC) got on the board with one run in the first inning before being quelled by PC's (11-27, 3-11 BSC) starting pitcher Jesse Harmon. The PC senior conceded the run before stranding two and keeping the Flames scoreless in the next two frames even with runners in scoring position.
Harmon gave up two in the fourth off three hits from the first four batters before retiring the side only down 3-0. He was unable to survive the fifth inning however, as Liberty went for six runs to take a 9-0 lead. Harmon left after four and two thirds innings of work allowing eight runs, four earned off nine hits. He struck out five but took the loss to fall to 2-6 on the year.
The Blue Hose offense sputtered on the day after cashing in for seven runs off 11 hits a day prior. PC tallied five hits in the game, never having more than one in an inning and not advancing past second base after the first inning. Designated Hitter Ryan Morris earned two hits in the game to lead the Blue Hose.
Liberty added one run in the sixth and three in the ninth to accumulate its 13 run total in the game.
Shawn Teufel went the distance for the Flames on the hill to improve to 8-1 on the year.
Due to the postponement of Saturday's second game, the teams will return to the diamond on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the series finale between the Liberty Flames and the Presbyterian College Blue Hose.