CHARLESTON, S.C. The Presbyterian College baseball team tied a season best, scoring 16 runs en route to a 16-13 victory over Charleston Southern Friday afternoon in a Big South Conference game.

The Blue Hose improve to 6-28 on the season and 2-
16 in Big South play. The Bucs fall to 13-24 on the year and 8-9 against conference competition.


Jesse Harmon notched a game-high four hits to lead head coach Elton Pollock’s to the win. Harmon drove in five runs while scoring three times. Jared Combs, Kenny Bryant, Zac Rhinesmith, Nate Horton, Gabe Grammer and Andrew Williams all had two hits apiece for PC. Cory Lyda and Tony Micklon both accounted for a hit.


Bryant and Rhinesmith each plated three Blue Hose runners while Combs batted in a pair. Micklon and Williams each drove home one. Bryant, Harmon and Williams all came across home plate three times each while Combs and Micklon were plated twice. Rhinesmith, Horton and Grammer each scored once.


The Blue Hose were able to get their first hit in the third but the squad was unable to push the run across. However, the fourth frame was a different story.

Harmon singled to lead things off. He then moved to second on Combs’ single. Both moved up on a wild pitch. Then, Bryant tripled both home. Bryant came home on Rhinesmith’s double. With two away, Rhinesmith scampered to third on a wild pitch. He then came home on a wild pitch to clear the bases.


Micklon walked, moved to third on Grammer’s single and scored on Williams’ RBI single. Harmon then cleared the bases with a three-run homer before the home team was eventually able to get out of the frame. The damage was done though as PC had notched eight runs in the inning.


The Bucs pulled within one after scoring four runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. The Blue Hose responded in fine fashion, plating two runs in the sixth.


With one away, Williams walked and moved to second on Harmon’s single. Lyda’s base on balls loaded the bases for Combs, who promptly singled in two runs for a 10-7 lead.


The Blue Hose extended their lead to five with another pair of runs in the seventh. Horton and Micklon led the stanza off with back-to-back singles. Williams reached on an error to load the bases. Harmon then came through with a two-run single for the advantage.


PC tacked on a run in the eighth without getting a single hit in the inning. Bryant walked and moved to second when Rhinesmith was hit by a pitch. Horton’s walk loaded the bases. Micklon’s deep fly ball scored Bryant to make the score 13-7.


After CSU added two runs in the bottom half of the eighth, the Blue Hose scored three in the ninth to put the contest out of reach.


Williams led off the final at bat with a single. After moving to second on Harmon’s sacrifice bunt, he moved to third when Combs reached on a fielder’s choice. Bryant singled Williams home. Both Combs and Bryant crossed home on Rhinesmith’s double.


The home squad scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth, but Powell was able to get out of the inning on a bases loaded jam to preserve the victory.


Daniel Hill came in, relieving starter Garrett Moore, in the fourth inning. He worked 4.1 frames en route to his first win of the season. Hill gave up six runs on seven hits but struck out six. Moore gave up four runs on three hits in 3.2 innings. Chris Powell came in and pitched the ninth inning for PC.


Anthony Markham took the loss for the Bucs. He surrendered eight earned runs on nine hits in a mere four innings of work.