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PC Drops Fluor Field Matchup to UConn

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team dropped a non-conference decision to UConn at Fluor Field on Saturday night, 13-2.

PC moves to 12-8 and UConn improves to 10-5. The two teams will meet at the PC Baseball Complex on Sunday for the rubber match at 1 p.m.

Brandon Martin (Gray Court, S.C.) went one-for-two on the day while Aaron Preston (Goose Creek, S.C.) and Weston Jackson (Greer, S.C.) each drove in a run.

Chandler Knox (Columbia, S.C.) took his first loss of the season (2-1) but Ryan Morris (Jamestown, R.I.) pitched four and two-thirds innings of effective relief.

Carson Cross grabbed the win for UConn, throwing eight innings and allowing two runs.

Preston led off the second inning with a bang, lifting a pitch to left field that sailed over the wall for a 1-0 PC lead.

UConn scored five runs each in the third and fourth innings to take a 10-1 lead the Huskies would hold until the eighth inning.

Tom Verdi and Eric Yavarone each posted a two-run base hit in the fourth before four different players drove in a run and UConn drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.

The Blue Hose broke through again in the eighth to score once more. Michael Trebendis (Fayetteville, Ga.) entered the game for Jay Lizanich (Greer, S.C.) and hit a leadoff single to open the inning. Trebendis took second on a passed ball and moved to third on a Martin infield single. Jackson then drove Trebendis to make the score 10-2.

UConn added three more runs in the ninth—two unearned—en route to the 13-2 final.

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UConn............... 005 500 003  - 13 17  0      (10-5)
Presbyterian College 010 000 010  -  2  6  2      (12-8)
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Pitchers: UConn - CROSS, Carson; MOORE, Ryan(9) and DAVID, Connor. Presbyterian College -
KNOX, Chandler; BISHOP, Connor(4); MORRIS, Ryan(5) and ZEBEDIS, Brad; SWAB, Robby.
Win-CROSS, Carson(4-0)  Loss-KNOX, Chandler(2-1)  T-2:40  A-691
HR PC - PRESTON, Aaron (1).
Weather: Low 70s, strong wind, clear
KNOX, C. faced 4 batters in the 4th.

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