A Presbyterian College pitcher hurled a complete game on Friday.
Not surprisingly, the Blue Hose won a 2-1 Big South baseball victory over Charleston Southern behind Charlie McDaniel, a freshman from Sanford, Fla., allowed only a run off 6 hits in his third career start.McDaniel faced one batter over the minimum over the final five innings to earn the series-opening victory and the Blue Hose’ first complete game since May 17, 2019, when Jackson Dean went the distance, also against Charleston Southern.
Both teams had 6 hits. McDaniel (1-0) walked 2 and struck out 1.
Brody Fahr led the Blue Hose offense with a pair of hits in the contest. Chris Veach kept his 10-game hitting streak alive.
CSU got on the board first in the fourth inning with a Connor Aldrich fielder's choice allowing Johnny Oliveira to score.
The Blue Hose responded in the sixth with an RBI single from Veach to even the game. Three batters later, PC took advantage of a throwing errorby Bucs shortstop Reid Hardwick to allow Veach to score and give Presbyterian the lead.
Charleston Southern got a strong 7 innings out of R.J. Petit (2-3), who struck out 11 and yielded only 1 earned run.
PC(3-8, 2-3 conference) and CSU (7-8, 7-5)will meet on Saturday at 11 a.m. in a doubleheader to wrap up the series at PC Baseball Complex.
Junior Nicholas McKinney earned a straight-set victory in singles, but that was it for PC men’s tenni-s. Georgia State defeated the Blue Hose 6-1 at Peachtree City (Ga.) Tennis Center.
McKinney defeated the Panthers’ Kevin Huynh 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. At No. 4, Daniel Stenger took Georgia State’s Mihai Marinescu to three sets before losing 4-6, 6-1, 6-2,
Georgia State (9-5) took all three doubles matches against Presbyterian (6-5), which faces a quick turnaround on Saturday morning with a 10 a.m. doubleheader against Belmont Abbey at Templeton Tennis Courts.
Winthrop finished off its 2-match Big South Series by defeating the Blue Hose 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-19) at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill.
Erin Cooke paced Presbyterian (2-12) with 7 kills. Nikkia Benitez had 10 for Winthrop (9-5). Both teams have played only conference matches.
Presbyterian returns toTempleton Center on April 1-2 for its final series of the season against Charleston Southern.
The acrobatics-and-tumbling team is set to compete for the first time in over a year next week as it hits the mats for its abbreviated 2021 schedule. The Blue Hose are slated to compete twice in what will be the program’s second season. PC opens the season at home on Monday, March 29, against Belmont (N.C.) Abbey, then hits the road on Thursday, April 1, for a meet at Limestone.
Freshman Lleyton Renner carded the low round of the day for Presbyterian on Friday in the opening round of the Furman Intercollegiate.
As a team, PC is tied for 13th after shooting a combined 303. The three-day, 54-hole event is being played at the par-71, 6,984-yard Furman Golf Course in Greenville.
Furman was the lone team to record a team score below par on Friday, as the Paladins' 1-under 283 is four ahead of second-place Wofford. Furman's Keller Harper and George Mason's Colin Slater shot 5-under 66's in the opening round.