Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College baseball team looked to rally once again on Saturday afternoon but Gardner-Webb thwarted the rally as they went on to earn the 5-4 victory to even up the series at a game apiece.

Final Score: Gardner-Webb 5, Presbyterian 4
Location: Clinton, S.C. (PC Baseball Complex)
Records: Presbyterian (9-14, 3-2 Big South) vs Gardner-Webb (10-9, 2-3 Big South)
WP: Landon Mitchell (2-3) | LP: Jake Rice (1-2) | Save: Langdon Wilson (1)

LEADING OFF
- Zacchaeus Rasberry reached base in three of his four plate appearance including a pair of walks to extend his reached base streak to five games in a row.
- Ashby Smith, Jeremiah Boyd, Michael Varga, Graham Mitchell and Luke Matthews all added hits for the Blue Hose this afternoon.
- Garrett Jones picked up his team-high sixth stolen base in pinch running duties in the bottom of the ninth.
- Smith scored two runs in the loss for his first multi run game of his career.
- Clark Dearman struck out a pair of Bulldogs over the final 2.1 innings to finish one off of his career-high three punchouts he’s had most recently at Davidson last week.

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Bulldogs got the offense started in the opening inning as they had a pair of RBI singles and an RBI double to take the early 4-0 lead.
- PC got on the board in the third with a White sacrifice fly to make it 4-1.
- Gardner-Webb added a run on a two-out RBI single in the seventh to make it 5-1.
- Presbyterian responded in its half of the seventh with an RBI single from Michael Varga before Jeremiah Boyd scored on a double play to make it 5-3 after seven innings.
- In the ninth, Ashby Smith reached on a wild pitch strikeout which was followed by a Boyd walk before Graham Mitchell lined a single to left that scored Smith to make it 5-4 GWU. The Blue Hose would strand the tying and winning runs on the bases as the Bulldogs closed the door on the comeback to even the series at one apiece.

WHAT'S NEXT
- The Blue Hose and Bulldogs conclude their three-game series on Sunday with the rubber match set for 1 p.m. at the PC Baseball Complex.