ATLANTA, Ga. – The
Presbyterian College baseball team was unable to start the final game of the
three-game series in similar fashion as it had Saturday night, giving up
multiple runs in three innings en route to the 23-3 loss.
The Blue Hose are now 10-34 on the season.
struggled to get on base through the first six innings as not one
student-athlete reached base off Georgia Tech starter Brandon Crumpton.
In the seventh, the Blue Hose finally broke up the perfect game, no-hit bid and shutout attempt.
Andrew Williams laced the first pitch of the frame to the right center field gap. Two batters later, Cory Lyda tripled him home for the team’s first run of the game. Redshirt-senior Jared Combs then grounded out to third, recording an RBI as Lyda crossed home plate.
In the ninth, Williams once again got on base as he roped a single through the left side with one away on a 1-2 count. After moving to second on Mack Hite’s grounder, Williams scored on Lyda’s single to right field.
The hot-hitting Yellow Jackets scored a run in the first and broke open the game in the second with five more. Georgia Tech actually scored at least one run in every at bat. The Yellow jackets recorded multiple-run innings on four occasions.
With the score at complete frames, the home team left no doubt as it scored eight runs in the fifth for a 17-0 lead.
Mitchell Odom started the contest for PC, tossing 1.1 innings. He took the loss as he gave up six runs on five hits. Chris Powell worked two frames, allowing three runs on three hits.
Lyda drove in two of the three runs for PC while Combs had the other RBI. Williams and Lyda each accounted for two base hits. Williams was plated twice and Lyda crossed home once.
The Blue Hose hit the road for a Tuesday game at The Citadel before returning home Wednesday for a doubleheader against Duke.