The Presbyterian College softball team scored a run in every inning, including the winning one in the seventh, to break a 6-6 tie and earn the 7-6 victory over Charleston Southern in Sunday action in Clinton, S.C. The victory gives the Blue Hose the series win, 2-1.
Players of the Game
Presley Bissett led the team with three hits, one RBI and three runs scored, including the game-winner in the seventh. Hope Rogers and Madison Longanecker each posted two hits apiece. Amanda Matsumoto paced CSU with three hits and three runs, with Steve Johnson and Jade Gandara each posting two hits. Cheyenne Gandara led with three RBI, two of hers coming off a two-run home run in the first inning.
Kate Brown started for PC, going 5.1 innings and giving up four earned runs and nine hits, with six strikeouts. Alex Cook took the win (4-9) in 1.2 innings of work. She didn’t give up a hit or a run. Cheyenne Gandara (6-10) went 6.1 innings and surrendered five earned runs and 14 hits, while striking out five.
Scoring the Game
CSU scored three runs in the first with a RBI single from Jade Gandara, and a two-run home run from Cheyenne Gandara. The Bucs added two more in the fifth, off a Jade Gandara RBI fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly from Cheyenne Gandara. CSU’s sixth run came in the sixth off a RBI double from Johnson.
PC crept back into the game, scoring just one run in every inning, a Rogers’ RBI single in the first, the opening run. Rebekka Gross gave PC the second with a RBI single in the second inning. The third inning saw Kelsie Sanchez score off a Bissett single. Blaire Miller doubled in Jonnie Petree in the fourth, while Bissett made it five runs off a CSU error. Gross recorded a RBI single in the sixth to tied the game at 6-6. Gross singled again in the seventh, with Bissett scoring on an error during the play to give PC the one-run win.
PC recorded seven runs off 14 hits, with one error and 10 left on base. CSU posted six runs off nine hits, and had two errors and left eight on base.
The Blue Hose head to Lynchburg, Va., for a three-game series April 7-8, with PC facing the Flames Friday at 6 p.m., and 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., on Saturday.