CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a sun-and-rain-filled Saturday afternoon, Presbyterian College’s softball team, which had won the previous night by four runs over Palmetto State opponent Charleston Southern, lost a 5-0 match to the Buccaneers. This loss dropped them 2-1 in the overall series.
Scattering five hits at CSU starter Annah Junge – who tossed her way through win #17 on the calendar – the Blue Hose never could make a sizable dent in the batter’s box and were held off the board for the first time since April 2 as a result.
Now, at 5-9, when competing in Big South Duels, head coach David Williams‘s roster will aim to finish strongly over their final two series, at home against Gardner-Webb (and in a short trip to USC Upstate a week later), still chasing top-four in a highly-contested and equally-competitive league.
– Player designated Morgan Hess She also threw the final two outs of the game, giving her four hits in the last 24 hours. This is on top of her home run on Friday. Other sophomores, including Mallory Fletcher She continued to be PC’s best average at the plate (.314) in conference play, reaching early on a fielder’s choice before posting a 6.The th-inning single.
– Freshman Peyton Duncan On Saturday, she made her Big South debut. She remained in the circle throughout three innings and retired four batters. Hess Jenna Greene In round three, the Bucs lost to CSU by 10-4 in the 2022 league tournament.
How it happened
The Buccaneers steadily increased their lead as the Blue Hose failed to score two of three games for the third consecutive conference set. Rookie centerfielder Gracie DeCuir Presbyterian left only one body at third base during the top of the fifth.The th After reaching on an mistake and sprinting to another corner, PC was at zero.
– Senior shortstop Layna John In the five-player game, steal second base is the goal.The thShe has committed 17 thefts over the course of the semester, and her team has a 42/45 conversion rate in gambling behind the opponent’s pitcher’s viewline.
CSU never trailed again after scoring two quick runs in the second chapter. This was on the heels of their performance in which they never led in Game 2 last night. Two more insurance goals in the 6The th Bring the final margin down to five.
Presbyterian will host Gardner-Webb at its PC Softball Complex next weekend. The team has an impressive 16-6 record when playing on their home field. The Blue Hose, weather permitting, will play the Runnin’ Bulldogs two times on Saturday. That will be followed by the series final on the last day.
G-W already had two defeats at the hands USC Upstate when PC finished their stay in Charleston. This means that the meetings next week will feature two clubs who are approaching an urgency mode, with only six league dates left on the calendar. Only the four top schools from the Big South make it to the postseason, which is the same spot the Blue Hose won 12 months ago.
Sunday’s game 3 in Clinton is Senior Day, celebrating four players who have wore the blue and white since 2020. Greene Johnson will all be there to celebrate their many achievements. Lath Freeman. Rebecca Clark.
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