Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Presbyterian College baseball team could not overcome a three run eighth from the host Pittsburgh as the Panthers earned a 7-5 victory over the Blue Hose on Friday night at Charles L. Cost Field.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 7, Presbyterian 5
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Charles L. Cost Field)
Records: Presbyterian (20-22) | Pittsburgh (13-27)
WP: Chase Smith (3-5) | LP: Clark Dearman (1-3)
- Jeremiah Boyd had a pair of RBIs including his second home run in as many games.
- Zacchaeus Rasberry extended his hit streak to seven straight games with his infield single in the second that plated a run. Rasberry has also reached base safely in 11 consecutive games.
- Jimmy Marcelli, with his eighth inning double, extended his hit streak to a team-high 12 games in a row.
- Johnny Cook, Ashby Smith, Jonathan White and Luke Matthews each added base hits to the Blue Hose stat line with Rasberry and Matthews adding RBIs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Pittsburgh struck first in the opening inning with an RBI double to left field to take the early 1-0 lead.
- The Blue Hose got on the board in the second with a sacrifice fly from Andrew Livingston to even the game at one run apiece.
- Luke Matthews followed up with an RBI single thru the left side to give the Blue Hose a 2-1 lead. Rasberry picked up an infield single to the pitcher to give PC a 3-1 advantage after an inning and a half.
- The hosts added an RBI groundout in the second to make it 3-2.
- Presbyterian extended its lead to two as Jeremiah Boyd delivered his second home run in as many games to make it 4-2 Blue Hose.
- Pittsburgh evened up the score in the fourth with an RBI double and RBI single to even the game at four.
- Boyd added another RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give PC a 5-4 lead.
- The Panthers picked up a pair of runs in the eighth on a two-run single to retake the lead at 6-5.
- Pittsburgh added one more run on a sacrifice fly to give the hosts the 7-5 lead.
- The Blue Hose continue the weekend series with a twin bill tomorrow set to begin at 1:00 p.m. with game two 45 minutes after the conclusion of game one tomorrow afternoon.