Clinton, S.C. – Jonnie Petree set a new Presbyterian College Division I single-season record with 34 stolen bases after swiping a pair in the season finale against Longwood on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Hose were upended by the Lancers on Senior Day, 11-6. PC finishes the 2019 season with a 11-40-2 record, 1-22 against Big South opponents.
The Blue Hose offense scored five of its six runs on the afternoon in the bottom of the second frame. Courtney White got the inning going when she reached on an error. Following a Chelsea Lyons walk, Macy Hyatt singled to center field to plate White. Katelyn Petty reached on a fielder’s choice, but everyone was safe on the play because of an error. Grace Wallace singled home a run and then Petree drew ball four and forced in another. Ansley Wilbanks then came to the plate and drove in a run with a single down the left field line. The scoring in that inning would end after sacrifice fly from Casey Gerhard.
The sixth run for PC came in the fourth inning. Petree grabbed a one-out to single and then stole second to get into scoring position. She advanced to third on a groundout to second and then scored on a passed ball.
Petree tied Hyatt and Kiley Kross for the team lead in hits on the day with two. Petty tallied her first career hit on Sunday afternoon with a double to left center in the bottom of the seventh.
Sarah Ramsbottom got the start in the circle for the Blue Hose and took the loss. The sophomore pitched 1+ innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits. Taylor Ward relieved her in the top of the second and collected the next twelve outs. Ward gave up seven runs on six hits and seven walks. White finished the game for PC, not allowing a hit in the final two innings.
Petree and Wilbanks finished the season tied for the team lead in hits with 58 apiece. Petree’s .356 batting average and .411 on-base percentage topped the squad. White had a team-high .455 batting average and also led the team with 16 extra base hits (12 2B, 3 HR, 3B). Kross drove in a team leading 25 runs. Gerhard ended the season atop the team’s home run leaderboard with five. Wilbanks, Lyons, Kross, and Hyatt started every game this season for the Blue Hose.