Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College softball team will host the Blue Hose Invitational from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10 to begin the 2019 season. PC, under the direction of first-year head coach David Williams, will take on Morgan State (1:00 p.m.) and Akron (3:00 p.m.) on Friday, play Morgan State again on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and wrap-up the tournament against East Tennessee State on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

 

The 2019 squad is composed of 15 returners and seven newcomers. Highlighting the returners are Macy Hyatt, who was named to last year’s All-Big South Second Team and the conference’s All-Freshman Team, and Jonnie Petree, who was named to the Big South All-Academic Team. Megan Anderson, Ansley Wilbanks, Casey Gerhard, Chelsea Lyons, and Jonnie Petree make up the senior class.

 

Six freshmen and one redshirt junior are the seven new Blue Hose this season. Alyssa Batastini comes to PC by way of UNLV, where she played in 31 games (17 starts) during the 2016 season. She made nine starts in the circle and 19 relief appearances. Batastini garnered Mountain West Pitcher of the Week honors when she allowed only nine hits and four walks in a four-game scoreless span.

 

The schedule for the tournament can be found below:

 

Friday, February 8

Akron vs. Morgan State – 11:00 a.m.

Presbyterian vs. Morgan State – 1:00 p.m.

Presbyterian vs. Akron – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, February 9

ETSU vs. Morgan State – 10:30 a.m.

ETSU vs. Akron – 12:30 p.m.

Presbyterian vs. Morgan State – 2:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 10

Akron vs. Morgan State – 10:00 a.m.

Akron vs. ETSU – 12:00 p.m.

Presbyterian vs. ETSU – 2:00 p.m.