Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team behind a D1 record 17 strikeouts including a career-high 12 from Reagan Fowler earned a 1-0 shutout victory over Radford on St. Patrick's Day at the PC Baseball Complex.
Final Score: Presbyterian 1, Radford 0
Location: Clinton, S.C. (PC Baseball Complex)
Records: Presbyterian (8-12, 2-1 Big South) | Radford (6-13, 1-2 Big South)
WP: Reagan Fowler (1-3) | LP: Bruce Hudson (0-1) | Save: Colton Springs (3)
- Sophomore Reagan Fowler was dominant on Sunday as he tossed 6.0 shutout innings allowing just two hits and a pair of walks while striking out 12 Highlanders to earn the victory.
- The 12 strikeouts put him in a three-way tie for third in the Blue Hose D1 record book for single game strikeout performance. Bud Jeter in 2013 against High Point and Brian Kehner in 2016 against Campbell hold the record.
- Colton Springs threw 3.0 innings of shutout baseball to earn his third save of the season. He struck out five in his three innings of work allowing just one hit and one walk.
- The 17 team strikeouts are a Blue Hose D1 Record surpassing the previous high of 15 set on two separate occasions.
- Michael Varga threw out three Highlander base runners in the win as he put himself into a tie for second in the D1 record book for throwing out would be base stealers.
- Springs moved into a tie for fourth in the D1 era with his sixth career save.
- The 1-0 shutout is the first Blue Hose shutout victory since May 16, 2017 as PC earned a 6-0 shutout of Western Carolina on that day.
- It is the first 1-0 shutout of the Blue Hose D1 era.
- PC earned its first Big South series win since taking two-of-three from Longwood last May in Clinton.
- Jimmy Marcelli and Luke Matthews paced the offense as both had two hit games. Marcelli had his 10th multi-hit game of the season as Matthews earned his first of his career.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Fowler started the day strong on the mound racking up seven strikeouts in the first three innings to keep Radford bats silent and held them hitless until one out in the fifth when the guests had a single back up the middle but a groundout and strikeout ended the threat.
- In the sixth, PC got the offense going after Jonathan White drew a hit by pitch which was followed by Marcelli going the other way with a single to put runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. Radford skipped one in the dirt that allowed White to come into score and that would be all the offense PC needed in Sunday's shutout victory.
- The Blue Hose hit the road for a midweek matchup at Davidson on Tuesday night with first pitch slated for 6:00 p.m. on ESPN+. It is the first of three games that PC and Davidson meet this season as they play again in Davidson on 4/16 and in Clinton on 4/23.