Bulldogs’ Comeback Falls Short against Presbyterian

VIDEO: The Citadel falls to Presbyterian, 7-6

CHARLESTON, SC - The Citadel baseball team's comeback attempt fell short to Presbyterian on Saturday as the Bulldogs dropped the second game of the series 7-6.

The Citadel (8-11) had a chance to tie or win the game with runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth but two straight groundouts by the Bulldogs handed the Blue Hose (11-7) the win.

Austin Mapes was a force at the plate for The Citadel going three-for-five with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored. William Kinney also had a stellar outing with the bat for the 'Dogs, going three-for-four with two RBI. The sophomore plated the last run the Bulldogs would score in the game on a double down the left field line with runners on first and third. Unlike the previous day's game, both teams combined for 24 hits with the Bulldogs tallying 11. Mike Deese scored two runs in the contest.

Thomas Byelick tossed 6.0 innings in his fifth start of the season, striking out three and allowing eight hits. Philip Watcher was saddled with his first loss this year in 1.1 innings of work.

The Bulldogs square off with the Blue Hose for the final game of the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Joe Riley Park.