• Who: Presbyterian (5-5) vs. UT Martin (5-1)
• When: Friday (Noon)
• Where: Fluor Field – Greenville, S.C.
• Live Stats: GoBlueHose.com
• Who: Presbyterian (5-5) at Furman (6-2)
• When: Sunday (3 p.m.)
• Where: Fluor Field – Greenville, S.C.
• Live Stats: FurmanPaladins.com
• Live Video: YouTube
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Series Histories (since 2008)
• PC vs. UT Martin - First Meeting
• PC vs. Michigan State - MSU leads 1-0
• PC vs. Furman - FU leads 15-6
• Blue Hose split a pair of midweek road games, falling to The Citadel on Tuesday before topping NC A&T on Wednesday in a rain shortened game.
• PC went 3-2 in five home games last week, defeating Wofford on Wednesday before taking two of three from Stony Brook over the weekend.
• The Blue Hose go away from home for five games this week, before returning home for a pair of midweek games next week.
Scouting UT Martin
• The Skyhawks enter play on the weekend with a five-game winning streak, as a part of its 5-1 record. They swept Arkansas Pine Bluff in a three-game series last weekend.
• UT Martin is batting .282 as a team after six games. It is led by Tanner Wessling, who is batting .600 (12-of-20) with five runs and five RBIs.
• Dom Bazzani enters this weekend with a 1-1 record and 6.23 ERA in two starts. As a team, the Skyhawks have recorded a 2.83 ERA, allowing 17 earned runs in 54.0 innings pitched.
Scouting Michigan State
• The Spartans enter the weekend with a 6-1 record, having won the first six games on the year before falling at UNCG in its last game.
• Michigan State is off to a hot start at the plate, batting .368 as a team with 29 doubles and nine home runs in seven games. Dan Durkin leads the team with a .452 average and 13 RBIs, while Marty Bechina has a team-high four homers.
• Ethan Landon will take the bump for the Spartans with a 0-0 record and 9.95 ERA, allowing seven earned runs in 6.1 innings pitched.
• The Paladins enter the weekend with a 6-2 record, topping USC Upstate in their most recent contest, 7-4. PC and Furman met last week with the Paladins coming out on top, 6-1.
• Furman has compiled a .321 batting average with 17 doubles and 13 home runs. Landon Kay leads FU with a .409 average and eight RBIs, while Brandon Elmy and Cameron Whitehead are tied for the team lead with three home runs.
• Matthew Quarles is set to take on the Blue Hose on Sunday. Quarles is 1-1 on the season with a 7.27 ERA in 8.2 innings pitched.
One-Run Games A Plenty
• PC has already played six one-run games in its 10 games on the season. The Blue Hose are 4-2 in those six games.
• PC’s four of five wins on the year, have come in one-run games. The Blue Hose have totaled a .279 batting aveage in those six games along with a 4.32 ERA.
• The bullpen has been one key for PC in those six games, going 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA, allowing six runs in 16.1 innings pitched.
• Hayden Deal turned in one of the best starts of his career on Sunday, as he threw 6.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts and two walks.
• The senior lefty pounded the strikezone all day, throwing 74 of his 107 pitches for strikes and threw a first-pitch strike to 19 of the 25 batters that he faced.
• His 10 strikeouts were a career high, as half of the outs he recorded in the game came via the punchout. In his 6.2 innings of work, only once did Stony Brook manage to get two batters aboard in the same inning.
Weyenberg Heating Up
• Tyler Weyenberg went 9-for-20 (.450) with seven runs, a double, a homer and an RBI in five games last week.
• The senior had three multi-hit games on the week, including a three-hit game on Saturday, as he went 3-for-5 with a run against Stony Brook.
• Weyenberg, after going hitless in the season opener, has a base hit in each of his last seven games entering play this week.
• The captain raised his average from .188 after the opening weekend to .344 where it currently stands.
Hitting Its Stride
• PC has now totaled double-digit hits in four of its last six contests with at least seven hits in each of the six games. It has raised its batting average as a team to .261 after hitting just .180 through the first four games of the year.
• PC racked up a season-high 12 hits en route to six runs in last Wednesday’s win over Wofford. The totals match the Blue Hose six runs and 12 hits in its last game against the Terriers, a 6-5 PC win in Spartanburg last season.
• The Blue Hose then totaled 12 hits on Friday and 11 hits on Saturday for three straight games with at least 10 hits. PC finished the weekend with eight hits to total 31 hits on the weekend.
• The hitting parade continued on Tuesday at the Citadel with a season-high 13 hits, before totaling seven hits in 7+ innings on Wednesday in a rain shortened game at NC A&T.
• Freshman Eric Miles made his second career start at NC A&T on Tuesday and improved to 2-0 on the season with 7.0 innings of work on the bump.
• The rookie allowed just two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts against a pair of walks. He continued to throw strikes, totaling 66 out of the 90 pitches that he threw. Only one Aggie managed to reach second base after the first inning, in which they scored both of their two runs.
Offense Proves Balanced
• So far this season, the PC offense has proved well balanced. While Tyler Weyenberg leads the team with 12 hits, two others, AJ Priaulx and Cletis Avery are right behind him with 10 and 11, respectively.
• Much is also the case in the run and RBI categories. Weyenberg has scored eight times with Nick Wise scoring six times and Andrew Bladt touching home five times. Avery leads the team with five RBIs, while three others are each tied with four runs batted in.
• The team is batting .261 through 10 games with 14 doubles and three home runs, to go with seven stolen bases and 10 sacrifice bunts.
Wortkoetter Tops Career Appearances List
• Senior Ethan Wortkoetter moved in to first place on the PC career list for appearances last week when made his 81st career appearance, coming against Furman.
• The side-armed righty has been a reliable relief pitcher for PC throughout his career, making 30 appearances as a freshman, 29 as sophomore and 20 last season as a junior.
• After his third appearance of the season last weekend, Wortkoetter sits at 82 career appearances, more than any other PC player since the program was reinstated in 1998.