Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team was unable to overcome a pair of late rallies from High Point, as the Panthers earned 4-2 and 5-4 victories on Saturday afternoon at the PC Baseball Complex.
Final Score Game One: High Point 4, Presbyterian 2
Final Score Game Two: High Point 5, Presbyterian 4
Location: Clinton, S.C. (PC Baseball Complex)
Records: Presbyterian (19-21, 11-7 Big South) | High Point (17-19, 10-8 Big South)
WP: Joe Johnson (4-3) | LP: Grayson Stoneking (1-3) | Save: Grey Lyttle (3)
WP: Jacob Winger (3-1) | LP: Austin Paradis (1-1)
- Zacchaeus Rasberry paced the offense on Saturday with four hits including his fourth home run of the season to open the scoring in game two.
- Jimmy Marcelli added three hits, while Nick Guimbarda added two hits including his team-high sixth home run.
- Rasberry with his two multi-hit games now has a team-high 16 on the season.
- Guimbarda extended his reached base streak to 17 games in a row. Marcelli’s hit streak and on base streak were both extended to 11 games in a row on Saturday.
- Rasberry and Guimbarda, connecting on home runs, in game two marked the first time this season PC had a game with multiple home runs.
- Saturday’s twinbill marked the seventh that Presbyterian has played this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED GAME ONE
- Presbyterian struck first in the second with a two-run double down the left field line off the bat of Andrew Livingston to take the early 2-0 lead.
- High Point got on the board in the fifth with a two-run home run to even the game at two.
- The Panthers in the seventh pushed across two more runs on a two-run home run to take a 4-2 lead they wouldn’t relinquish and earn the game one win.
HOW IT HAPPENED GAME TWO
- Rasberry got PC out to an early 1-0 lead in the first with his fourth home run of the season.
- In the second, High Point answered with an RBI double and RBI single to take a 2-1 lead.
- The Panthers extended the lead to 3-1 in the fifth with a solo home run.
- In the seventh, Guimbarda turned on a pitch to deep right field for a three-run home run to give PC the 4-3 lead.
- High Point answered one more time in the ninth with two outs as they plated a pair of runs on a Blue Hose error to take a 5-4 lead which propelled them to the series victory.
- The Blue Hose host Davidson on Tuesday afternoon with first pitch set for 3 p.m. with the Wildcats. It is the third meeting of the year between the two teams as Davidson picked up a pair of wins on its home field earlier this season.