Presbyterian couldn’t play giant killer in Columbia baseball, but the lacrosse team picked up a tenacious victory in far Ohio.

South Carolina (17-1) took control with 3 2nd-inning runs but the Blue Hose kept it respectable in the Gamecocks’ 5-0 victory.

Presbyterian (7-10) ran its losing streak to five as 1st baseman Gavin Casas, catcher Cole Messina and 3rd baseman Talmadge LeCroy all homered for Carolina (17-1) at Founders Park.

Elton Pollock sent six pitchers to the mound, and the last four didn’t yield a run. Kyle Mueller (1-1) took the loss.

The 16th-ranked Gamecocks split their 3-hit shutout five ways. The 3rd USC pitcher, Eli Jones (4-), pitched 4 no-hit frames, striking out 6, and Gamecocks hurlers fanned 15 as a quintet.

Designated hitter Dalton Reeves, outfielder (right and center) Joel Dragoo and shortstop Brody Fahr collected the PC safeties, all singles.

PC continues a busy week on Wednesday night at 6:30, taking on Duke at Fluor Field in Greenville.


Six different players found the back of the net for the lacrosse team, which won, 10-9, over the Akron Zips (1-5). Aplus-12 shot differential helped the Blue Hose hang on.

Senior Abby Edmisten scored 3 times, and though the score was close, PC (2-3) never trailed. Her 2nd made her the 1st PC player to score 100 in a career. Willow Hammond and Kylie Sullivan both scored twice.

The Blue Hose remain in the Buckeye State with a Thursday match versus Kent State (3-4).