MORE BASEBALL -- Saturday doubleheader

• The Blue Hose carry a 12-3 home record into this weekend series needing just two more wins to match the home win total from 2011 of 14 which ranks second in the PC D1 era. The single season D1 record for home wins is 17 set back in 2016. • Over the last five games, Zacchaeus Rasberry leads the Blue Hose with a .368 average as he has one home run and five RBIs. Jimmy Marcelli leads the team in that stretch with seven runs driven in.

 

Presbyterian College baseball’s this afternoon game with High Point has been postponed due to pending inclement weather in the area on Friday. 

The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. to conclude the weekend series here in Clinton. 

This marks the seventh time this season that the Blue Hose have played a doubleheader as a part of their weekend series.

 

MILES COMPLETE GAME

 

The Presbyterian College baseball team used a complete game performance from Eric Miles and some early offense to propel the Blue Hose to a 6-1 victory on Thursday afternoon at the PC Baseball Complex.

Final Score: Presbyterian 6, High Point 1
Location: Clinton, S.C. (PC Baseball Complex)
Records: Presbyterian (19-19, 11-5 Big South) | High Point (15-19, 8-8 Big South)
WP: Eric Miles (6-2) | LP: Grey Lyttle (3-2)

LEADING OFF
Eric Miles continued his stellar pitching in Big South play as he tossed his second complete game of the year. He allowed one run while striking out seven Panthers.
- Miles currently, in league play is 5-1 with a 2.44 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched. 
- With the win, Miles moves within two victories of matching the PC D1 record for wins. Chandler Knox recorded 21 wins during his time at Presbyterian from 2011-14.
- Miles moved into a tie for third in the Blue Hose D1 record book with his third career complete game. 
Nick Guimbarda led the offense with three hits including a two-run single in the opening frame for the Blue Hose.
Ashby Smith and Zacchaeus Rasberry each added two hits to the stat line. Rasberry now is tied for the team-high with 14 multi-hit games on the year.
- Guimbarda has reached base safely in 15 straight games. Smith pushed his reached base streak to 11 games in a row with his two hits on Thursday.
- With his fifth inning single, Jimmy Marcelli has hits in each of his last nine games. 
- The Blue Hose improve to 13-4 when scoring first this season with a 7-1 mark coming in Big South games.

HOW IT HAPPENED 
- The Blue Hose got on the board in the first with a sacrifice fly from White before a two-run double from Smith made it 3-0 after one inning.
- In the second, Guimbarda extended the lead to 5-0 with a two-run single to left field.
- High Point got on the board in the fourth with a solo home run to make it 5-1.
Johnny Cook extended the Blue Hose lead in the fifth with an RBI single to make it 6-1 after five innings. 
- Miles faced two over the minimum over the final four innings as he earned his sixth victory of the year in his second complete game of the season.

 

The Presbyterian College baseball team continues conference play as High Point visits Clinton to open a three-game series with the Blue Hose at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at the PC Baseball Complex.

 

GAMEDAY CENTRAL 
WHAT: Presbyterian (18-19, 10-5 Big South) at High Point (15-18, 8-7 Big South)
WHERE: Clinton, S.C. (PC Baseball Complex)
WHEN: Thursday April 18 (3:00 p.m.) | Friday April 19 (3:00 p.m.) | Saturday April 20 (1:00 p.m.)
THE SERIES (Since 2008): HPU leads 15-9

FOLLOW THE ACTION
LIVE STATS: statbroadcast.com (Thurs.) | statbroadcast.com (Fri.) | statbroadcast.com (Sat.) 
RADIO: Fox Sports 1400/98.3 FM (Thur-Sat.)
TWITTER: @PresbyterianBSB

ON THE MOUND 
Thursday
PC – RHP Eric Miles (5-2, 3.91 ERA, 51 K)
HPU – RHP Grey Lyttle (3-1, 3.44 ERA, 34 K)

Friday
PC – LHP Clark Dearman (1-2, 5.53 ERA, 22 K)
HPU – RHP Harrison Smith (1-4, 2.74 ERA, 48 K)

Saturday
PC – TBA
HPU – RHP Joe Johnson (3-3, 5.85 ERA, 23 K)

About the Blue Hose
• The Presbyterian College baseball team rally was cut short by the host Davidson as the Wildcats earned a 10-8 win on Tuesday night at Wilson Field.
• - Zacchaeus Rasberry and Ashby Smith led the Blue Hose with three hits apiece. Garrett Jones added two hits to the PC offense. Rasberry picked up his 13th multi-hit game of the season just one off the season-high mark set by Jimmy Marcelli at 14 games.
• Johnny Cook made his first career start on the mound for PC on Tuesday night.

Notes
• The Blue Hose carry a 12-3 home record into this weekend series needing just two more wins to match the home win total from 2011 of 14 which ranks second in the PC D1 era. The single season D1 record for home wins is 17 set back in 2016.
• Over the last five games, Zacchaeus Rasberry leads the Blue Hose with a .368 average as he has one home run and five RBIs. Jimmy Marcelli leads the team in that stretch with seven runs driven in.
• Nick Guimbarda carries a season-high 14 game reached base streak into this weekend's series with High Point. Ashby Smith also carries a 10 game reached base streak into the weekend.
• Jimmy Marcelli has a team-high eight game hit streak entering play on Thursday.

Series History
• High Point leads the all-time series dating back to 2008 by a count of 15-9 including winning the last five meetings from the Blue Hose. 
• Jonathan White paced the offense in the series in 2018 with a 5-for-10 stat line while Nick Guimbarda hit .417 (5-for-12) in the series with the Panthers. 
• On the mound, Eric Miles tossed 5.1 innings allowing two hits and an unearned run while striking out four in a no decision.

Scouting High Point
• High Point enters the weekend with a 15-18 record following a weekend sweep of Longwood last time out. 
• As a team, High Point is hitting .258 which sits fifth in the Big South and have a team ERA of 4.88 which ranks fourth in the league. The Panthers have walked the second fewest opposing batters in the league allowing only 128 free passes on the season.
• Daniel Millwee leads the offense with a .328 average including a team-high seven home runs and 27 runs driven in. Millwee has also swiped a team-high 10 bases on the season. 
• Jacob Winger paces the High Point bullpen with a 2-1 record and a 0.98 ERA over 11 appearances. He has recorded three saves and has 18 strikeouts and just three walks during the 2019 season.
• Harrison Smith sits with a 2.74 ERA thru nine games that he has seen action with eight of those being starts for High Point. Smith is 1-4 with 48 strikeouts in 42.2 innings pitched.

Rankings
• In Big South games, PC has both Reagan Fowler and Eric Miles in the top ten in earned run average with Fowler at 2.63 which sits sixth in the league and Miles is at 2.80 which ranks eighth.
• Miles is also tied for second in conference play with four victories and also sits in second with 36 strikeouts. 
• In conference games, Jimmy Marcelli sits in a tie for third with 17 RBIs. Marcelli is tied for seventh with 32 runs driven in on the year. 
• Jonathan White has a .444 on base percentage for the year which puts his sixth in the conference. 
• Ashby Smith is tied for 10th in the Big South with eight doubles as he has three of them in his last five games.

Record Chasing
• Head Coach Elton Pollock earned his 300th career win on Saturday with a 6-2 victory over UNC Asheville. 
• With his next double, Nick Guimbarda moves into sole possession of seventh in the program’s D1 record book with 38 career doubles. 10 more doubles would catapult the senior into sole possession of second place. 
• Colton Springs with his next save would move into solo fourth in the program’s D1 record book with his seventh career save. Springs with his next save also takes sole possession of eighth in the Blue Hose career record book. 
• Nick Guimbarda needs one more home run to move into fifth place in the program’s D1 record book for career home runs. Guimbarda has 15 homers after his home run in Friday’s series opener against UNC Asheville. 
• With his next sacrifice fly, Nick Guimbarda would take the PC D1 record for most sac flies in a career as a Blue Hose with 12.

Up Next
• The Blue Hose host Davidson on Tuesday afternoon with first pitch set for 3 p.m. with the Wildcats. It is the third meeting of the year between the two teams as Davidson picked up a pair of wins on its home field earlier this season.

 

PREVIOUS - Davidson won, 10-8:

The Presbyterian College baseball team conclude a season long six game road trip on Tuesday as they make the drive up to Davidson for a 6 p.m. first pitch with the Wildcats at Wilson Field. Tuesday’s game will be shown on ESPN+.

 

GAMEDAY CENTRAL 
WHAT: Presbyterian (18-18, 10-5 Big South) at Davidson (16-15, 6-3 A10)
WHERE: Davidson, N.C. (Wilson Field)
WHEN: Tuesday April 16 (6:00 p.m.)
THE SERIES (Since 2008): Series Tied at 5

FOLLOW THE ACTION
LIVE STATS: sidearmstats.com
WATCH: ESPN+
TWITTER: @PresbyterianBSB

ON THE MOUND 
Tuesday
PC – RHP Johnny Cook (2-1, 2.45 ERA, 11 K)
DAV – LHP Jaret LaCagnina (0-1, 9.82 ERA, 5 K)

 

About the Blue Hose
• The Presbyterian College baseball team used a pair of one run games on Saturday to take down USC Upstate and finish a three game sweep of the Spartans at Harley Park. 
• Nick Guimbarda paced the offense with a .400 average for the weekend while Jimmy Marcelli hit .385 with a home run and four RBIs.
• As a team, the Blue Hose gave up just six earned runs in three games with 26 strikeouts highlighted by Eric Miles tossing 7.0 shutout innings and Austin Paradis threw 4.0 shutout innings with nine strikeouts.

Notes
• PC is on its first seven game win streak since Feb. 23-Mar. 2 2013 when PC swept NCCU and High Point and added a win over Wofford in the process. 
• The Blue Hose are 10-4 in one-run games this season and are also 12-4 in games where they score first.
• Jimmy Marcelli currently has a seven game hit streak which is a team-high. Marcelli is hitting .345 with a home run and team best seven RBIs during that stretch. 
• Nick Guimbarda has reached base safely in 13 consecutive games which is a season-high. Guimbarda is hitting a .340 clip with a home run and nine RBIs.

Series History
• The Blue Hose and Wildcats all-time series dating back to 2008 is tied at five games apiece after Davidson earned the 4-1 win over PC on March 19th. 
• Jonathan White paced the offense with three hits while Zacchaeus Rasberry picked up two hits in the loss. 
• Johnny Cook tossed two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Scouting Davidson
• Davidson enters with a 16-15 record following a series win over URI last weekend on its home field.
• Eric Jones leads the offense with a .336 average to go along with five home runs and 15 RBIs. Ruben Fontes leads the team with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs.
• Gabe Levy paces the pitching staff with a 1-1 record and a team best 2.05 ERA with five saves.

Rankings
• Jimmy Marcelli sits in a tie for fourth in the Big South with 45 hits. He’s also ninth in the league with 30 RBIs. Marcelli is tied for third in conference play with 17 runs driven in. 
• Jonathan White leads the offense with a .333 average as that checks in ninth in the conference.
• Eric Miles is tied for third in the conference with five victories. He’s also sixth with 51 strikeouts on the year. Miles is second in league games with 36 punchouts.

Record Chasing
• Head Coach Elton Pollock earned his 300th career win on Saturday with a 6-2 victory over UNC Asheville. 
• With his next double, Nick Guimbarda moves into sole possession of seventh in the program’s D1 record book with 38 career doubles. 10 more doubles would catapult the senior into sole possession of second place. 
• Colton Springs with his next save would move into solo fourth in the program’s D1 record book with his seventh career save. Springs with his next save also takes sole possession of eighth in the Blue Hose career record book. 
• Nick Guimbarda needs one more home run to move into fifth place in the program’s D1 record book for career home runs. Guimbarda has 15 homers after his home run in Friday’s series opener against UNC Asheville.

Up Next
• The Blue Hose return home for Big South play on Thursday afternoon as they will match up against High Point in a three-game weekend set beginning at 3 p.m. at the PC Baseball Complex.

 

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