Due to impending weather, Charleston Southern and Presbyterian moved Sunday’s series finale to Saturday, creating a doubleheader. The team’s split Saturday’s doubleheader.
CSU moves to 8-17 (1-5) following the doubleheader, while Presbyterian moves to 7-18 (2-4) after the split.
Presbyterian 9, Charleston Southern 1
The Blue Hose scored at least one run in six of their eight at bats in their 9-1 win over Charleston Southern.
After a fly out began the bottom of the first, Presbyterian strung together three straight hits to plate two runs and create an early lead. The Bucs responded in the next inning when Alex Andronica’s two out single brought home a run to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Blue Hose.
Presbyterian would go on to score seven unanswered runs in the following innings. In the game, the Blue Hose totaled nine runs on 18 hits. Meanwhile, the Bucs spread their seven hits across five innings.
Will Smith (1-2) got the win for Presbyterian. He threw five innings and allowed one run on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts.
Tyler Weekley (1-4) took the loss for CSU, pitching four and two thirds innings with nine hits, five runs, four earned, no walks, and four strikeouts.
Russ Branch (1) picked up the save for Presbyterian, working four innings with three hits, two walks, and one strikeout.
Charleston Southern 4, Presbyterian 2
Three runs in the first inning helped Charleston Southern get past Presbyterian 4-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Kyle Vesnesky and Josh Asbill led off the game with back-to-back walks. Mike Sconzo would later single to score Vesnesky and give the Bucs an early lead. Derek Horton walked to load the bases and Aaron Miller followed him with a walk to bring home Asbill. The next batter, Christian Maggio, also walked and gave the Bucs a 3-0 advantage.
A sacrifice fly in the third inning put PC on the board, but Aaron Miller’s sacrifice fly two innings later negated that run as the Bucs took back their three run lead. In the PC fifth, two base hits put two runners on base. A double plated one, but Cody Maw worked out of a jam to get a fly out and end the inning.
The Buccaneers used seven pitchers and combined to allow just two runs on six hits and 10 strikeouts.
Eddie Hiott (2-0) was credited with the win for CSU. He threw one and one thirds perfect innings with one strikeout.
Colton Springs (1-3) took the loss for Presbyterian, pitching one third of an inning and allowing three runs on one hit and four walks.
Cody Smith (4) got the save for CSU, working one and one third perfect innings with three strikeouts.
News & Notes
CSU pitchers struck out 10 batters in both games today, giving them 12 multi-strikeout games this season.
The Bucs’ pitchers also did not walk a batter in Game 1, the second such game this season.
The five hits collected by CSU is their second lowest total in a win this season. They had just four hits in their win over South Carolina.
Derek Horton’s three hits in Game 1 today extended CSU’s streak of having a player collect three or more hits in a game to three games. The streak ended in Game 2.
CSU will hit the road for a midweek game against Georgia on Tuesday. First pitch in Athens, GA, is set for 6 p.m. and the game can be viewed on SEC Network +.