Presbyterian College got strong pitching in a 3-game sweep of Charleston Southern. The Big South Conference obviously took notice.
Hurlers Eric Miles and Charlie McDaniel were named starting pitcher and co-freshman of the week, respectively, for games played March 22-28.
Miles, from Lancaster, was dominant on Saturday as he recorded 7 shutout innings en route to a 3-0 series-clinching win over the Buccaneers. Miles totaled 7 strikeouts while only allowing 4 singles and a pair of walks.
In just his third collegiate start, McDaniel tossed a complete game, allowing just 1 earned run to earn his first career victory over Charleston Southern on Friday afternoon. The Sanford, Fla. native allowed just 1 run and 6 hits to earn the win. McDaniel faced one batter over the minimum over the final five innings.
Both pitchers were a part of a pitching staff that allowed just 2 earned runs over 27 innings against CSU.
The Blue Hose return to action on Thursday night at 5 to open a 3-game series with UNC Asheville. The two teams will wrap up the series on Friday afternoon with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.
Sophomore Kelli Kragh tied for the lowest round of the day and posted the top 36-hole total for Presbyterian on Monday during the first two rounds of the Kingsmill Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va.
The Blue Hose are in 10th place after a 2-round total of 679 (339-340). The 2-day, 54-hole tournament is being hosted by William & Mary on the par-72, 6,057-yard River Course at Kingsmill Resort.
After tying with Richmond in the first round at 311, Delaware seized the 36-hole lead in the team standings with a 306 in the second round for a 2-round total of 617, 3 strokes clear of the Spiders. The Blue Hens’ Oihana Extezerrata (149) holds a 3-shot lead over Radford’s Natalie Welsh atop the players’ standings.
The acrobatics and tumbling team announced on Monday the cancellation of its two meets for this week in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
The Blue Hose were to host Belmont Abbey on Monday night at the Templeton Center in the program’s season opener, then head to Limestone on Thursday. Presbyterian is looking at rescheduling options for later on in the spring.