Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Longwood on Saturday afternoon. After falling 8-0 in the first contest of the day, the Blue Hose forced extra innings against the Lancers in game two but were defeated, 3-2. PC is now 11-39-2 on the season and 1-21 against Big South opponents.
Macy Hyatt forced play into the eighth inning in the second game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning. The blast was Hyatt’s third of the season, her last coming in the 11-10 win against Gardner-Webb on April 13. The pair of RBI bring the sophomore’s total to 16 on the year. Casey Gerhard led off the frame by drawing a walk and Madison DeGennaro would cross home after replacing her as a pinch runner.
Sarah Ramsbottom threw her first collegiate complete game in the loss. This was the first time that the sophomore had thrown more than 6.1 innings in an outing. She scattered eight hits over her eight innings of work, allowing only three runs. Ramsbottom is now 1-4 on the season.
Hyatt led the team with a pair of hits in game two against Longwood. To go along with her homer, the sophomore singled in the fifth inning. Chelsea Lyons collected her second double of the year in the second half of the twin bill. Ansley Wilbanks grabbed her team-leading 57th hit of the campaign and is now two hits away from tying the PC Division I single-season hits record. Courtney White also collected a base knock in the game.
Jonnie Petree stole her 32nd base of the season in the first game against the Lancers on Saturday. She now only needs one more theft to tie the PC D-I record for stolen bases in a single season. She also notched a base hit in the game. Lyons and White picked up the other pair of base hits for the Blue Hose in game one.
Taylor Ward got the start in the circle for PC in the first contest. The freshman took the loss after working 2.1 innings and allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits. White relieved Ward and pitched the final 4.2 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits.
The Blue Hose will host Longwood for the series finale on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the game, the team will honor its five seniors. The Senior Day festivities are scheduled to begin at 12:40 p.m. The game will also be streamed live on ESPN+.