The Presbyterian College baseball team has announced a pair of home schedule updates.
In an attempt to make up the March 5-6 series with UNC Asheville, the Blue Hose and Bulldogs announced a pair of make-up dates for the series postponed last month.
PC will welcome UNC Asheville to Clinton on Tuesday at 3 p.m. for a midweek matchup coming off of the recently completed 3-game series with the Bulldogs. As a result, the Davidson game that day has been canceled.
The Bulldogs will also host the Blue Hose on April 27 at a time that has yet to be determined.
Not surprisingly, PC defensive backs Jeffrey Smyth and Oka Emmanwori were named Pioneer Football League defensive player of the week and co-special teams player of the week, respectively, based on their performances in the Blue Hose’ 26-3 victory over Stetson.
Smyth became the 28th FCS player – and the first since 2013 – to return 2 interceptions for a touchdown in the same game, providing 2 of the 3 Presbyterian touchdowns. He recorded a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and followed that up with a 52-yard pick-6 in the third quarter.
Smyth also had 7 solo tackles and 2 tackles for loss to lead a Presbyterian defense that held an opponent without a touchdown for the first time since 2018.
Emmanwori got the Blue Hose offense out to a fast start on Saturday with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2013, when Jeremiah McKie recorded a 97-yard return against VMI.
He also totaled 5 solo stops and a tackle for loss.
Presbyterian got out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 45 minutes and held off a charge in the second half from UNC Asheville to pick up a 3-2 soccer win on Saturday night at Martin Stadium.
Phillimon Bedard-Khalid, Daniel Anani and Luke Gladden scored the Blue Hose goals.
Taylor Durall got the Bulldogs on the board in the 63rd minute to cut the PC advantage to 3-1. Izzy Garcia cut the PC lead to one in the 74th minute.
Presbyterian (4-4-1, 2-4-1 Big South) outshot UNC Asheville (2-3-1, 2-3-1) 8-7 overall but the Bulldogs had a 4-3 edge in shots on goal.
PC wraps up the 2021 spring season on Thursday night with senior day for the Blue Hose against Winthrop at 4 p.m.
The lone highlight for the PC women’s team in a 3-1 road loss at High Point (N.C.) was Kristen Bane’s first goal of the spring.
Bane got the Blue Hose on the board in the third minute off of a corner kick set up by Kori Lawrence.
Sam Gerhart scored 2 goals for High Point (8-0, 7-0 Big South). The Panthers outshot Presbyterian (4-4, 4-4) 19-9 in shots and 8-6 in shots on goals.
PC returns home for senior day on Thursday against UNC Asheville for a 7 p.m. matchup.