CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College used strong pitching in the first game and timely hitting in the second game to sweep a Big South Conference doubleheader from UNC Asheville Saturday. The Blue Hose won the first game, 7-0 and completed the three-game series with a 9-6 victory in the second game.
In the first game, PC right-hander Chandler Knox threw a complete game five-hitter to improve his record to 4-1. The Blue Hose (10-9-1, 3-0 BSC) scored all of their runs in the first five innings en route to the 7-0 win.
Tommy Houmard and Tanner Bush led the Bulldogs (4-14, 0-3 BSC) with two hits each in the first game. Bush had his second triple of the season.
In the second game, the Bulldogs jumped in front with four runs in the top of the first but could not hold on to the lead. PC scored in every inning but one as Asheville hurt itself with five errors in the contest.
Robert McIntosh put Asheville in front in the first with a two-run double as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead. A Blue Hose throwing error scored McIntosh to push the margin to 3-0. Sam Turner’s RBI-double plated the final run of the inning.
Leading 4-3, Asheville added a run in the fourth when Phillip Treadway’s RBI-groundout scored Bush to make it 5-3.
Presbyterian College scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to knot the game at 5-5.
The Bulldogs took the lead once more in the sixth. Pete Guy’s RBI-single scored Kyle Towles to give the Blue & White in front 6-5.
But PC scored three times in the sixth taking advantage of four Bulldog errors to take the lead for good at 8-6.
The home team scored another run in the eighth to pad the lead to 9-6
McIntosh led the Dogs with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI’s.
UNC Asheville is at Furman Tuesday night at 6 p.m.