Boiling Springs, NC – The Presbyterian College baseball team rallied to score four runs in the seventh and eighth innings but ultimately fell to Gardner-Webb on Sunday, 6-5, at the John Henry Moss Stadium. The Blue Hose fall to 13-29 overall and 6-12 in the Big South, while the Runnin’ Bulldogs improve to 24-18 and 10-8.
How It Happened
Gardner-Webb would take the lead off a four-run fourth inning. Mason Fox and Corey Howard hit solo home runs, and Chandler Redmond extended the lead to 4-1 with a two-run double.
In the bottom of the fifth, the hosts scored two more runs on four hits to go up 6-1.
The Blue Hose would rally back with three runs in the top of the seventh. Bladt drew a leadoff walk and would score as a part of a Jonathan White two-run homer to left center, his fourth of the season. Jack McLaughlin then walked and eventually scored on a wild pitch, making the score 6-4.
In the top of the eighth, Colton Chapman hit a solo home run to cut the lead to one, 6-5.
GWU brought on Wil Sellers once again in the ninth inning, and he picked up his third save in as many days.
Pitchers of Record
Jackson Dean (0-2) took the loss for PC. He allowed four runs on five hits and struck out two batters over 3.2 innings.
Noah Davis (3-1) picked up the win for GWU. He allowed two runs on three hits and had two strikeouts against two walks over 3.2 innings of work.
Wil Sellers picked up his fifth save of the season allowing one hit in 1.0 inning of work.
The Blue Hose have hit at least one home run in 10 of the last 12 Big South Conference games. Eight different players have contributed at least one home run over the stretch, and Nick Wise leads the way with six home runs.
Seven of PC's last eight games have been losses by one-run or in extra innings.
The Blue Hose will travel to Doug Kingsmore Stadium to play No. 12 Clemson on Wednesday, April 25, for a 6:30 pm game.