Season Ender starts Thursday w/ new adjustment
Baseball Ends Regular Season in Three-Game Series Against Charleston Southern; PC wins today, 12-0
• Who: Presbyterian (25-27, 10-11 Big South) vs. Charleston Southern (18-31, 5-16 Big South)
• When: Thursday (3 p.m.), Friday (3 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.)
• Where: PC Baseball Complex – Clinton, S.C.
• Live Stats: GoBlueHose.com
• Social Media – @PresbyterianBSB (Twitter) | @BlueHoseSports (Twitter/Instagram)
• Admission is free
Series History vs. Charleston Southern (since 2008)
• Overall - Tied 11-11
• at PC - PC leads 5-4
• Recent - Tied 5-5 in last 10 games
Probable Starting Pitchers
• Fri - LHP Brian Kehner (PC) vs. RHP Evan Raynor (CSU)
• Sat - RHP Tanner Chock (PC) vs. LHP Daniel Johnson (CSU)
• Sun - RHP David Sauer (PC) vs. RHP Evan Nations (CSU)
• PC has clinched a spot in the Big South Championship. It will make its first appearance at the tournament since becoming eligible for the event in 2013.
• The Blue Hose have won three straight home conference series, compiling a 7-2 record at home in leagues games.
• The Blue Hose are third in the Big South in doubles (100). PC also places fifth in hits per game (9.46) and fifth runs per game (5.60).
• As a team, PC ranks fourth in slugging percentage (.393) and is second in fielding percentage with a .971 mark.
• Nationally, PC ranks 57th in doubles (100) and 94th in stolen bases (59). The Blue Hose rank 89th in the country in fielding percentage at .971 and 94th in hits (492).
Scouting Charleston Southern
• The Bucs have compiled a 18-32 overall record, including a 5-16 mark in the Big South.
• They are led at the plate by Sly Edwards with a .349 batting average and 33 runs. Chris Singleton leads the team with 34 RBIs.
• Evan Raynor is tops for Bucs on the mound with a 4-4 record and 2.70 ERA in 76.2 innings pitched with 75 strikeouts
PC Earns Big South Tourney Appearance, Nearing Wins Record
• The Blue Hose will make their first Big South Tournament appearance since becoming eligible for the championship event in 2013 (after completing transition to D1 in 2012.)
• PC has recorded 25 wins on the season, second-most since PC moved to Division I in 2008, with three games to play.
• Last season, PC established a new high-water mark with 27 wins. The 2016 team needs to win each of its final three regular-season games to break that mark.
• Additionally, PC has 10 Big South wins to date, tied for the most in the program’s history since joining the league for the 2009 season.
• It is the most conference wins for the Blue Hose since 2013 when they finished with 10 Big South wins as well.
• PC enters play this week in seventh place in the Big South but is just two games back of fifth place. It will have a chance to improve its standing this weekend.
Jackson Continues to Excel
• Weston Jackson continues to lead the team in doubles (23), home runs (10) and RBIs (51) on the year.
• He is second in the nation in doubles, while sitting third in the Big South in slugging percentage (.618). He is also fourth in total bases (123) and fourth in RBIs.
• Jackson has 23 doubles on the year, which ties the PC single-season record in its Division I era. He also has 51 RBIs on the year, which places him in a tie for second place in PC’s Division I history.
• He was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 team on May 5. The red-shirt junior was one of three players from South Carolina to earn the honor and one of six from the Big South to earn All-District honors.
• He recorded his longest hitting streak of the year, a nine-game stretch, from April 1-15. During the streak, he batted .561 (16-for-34) with nine runs, 15 RBIs, eight doubles, two home runs and seven walks.
Chock Leading PC on the Mound in Conference Play
• Tanner Chock has compiled a 2-0 record and 2.70 ERA in seven starts against conference opponents. The sophomore has allowed 17 runs (14 earned) on 33 hits with 17 walks against 37 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched. Batters are hitting just .202 against him, second-best mark in the Big South.
• He tossed a complete game shutout at Gardner-Webb on March 25, allowing just two hits with no walks against seven strikeouts.
• He has recorded a quality start in three of his last four starts. Chock went 6.0 innings and allowed just one run on three hits in a 2-1 win over Winthrop. He then went 6.1 innings at Coastal Carolina on April 16, allowing two runs on four hits with a single walk against five strikeouts.
• Chock then threw 8.0 innings of one-run baseball against Longwood on April 30, allowing seven hits with six strikeouts against four walks. He followed that up with 7.0 innings at Campbell, allowing two runs on just three hits with five strikeouts against four walks.
Midkiff Top 10 in PC Career Categories
• Jacob Midkiff ranks in the top 10 in PC’s Division I career history in a number of categories as he wraps up his final season as a Blue Hose.
• The senior has started 157 games in his career, ninth most in the program’s D1 era. His 173 career hits place him 10th in the career ranks, trailing Andrew Williams’s 176 hits for ninth place.
• He is currently ninth in career batting average with a .292 mark. He sits sixth in the career ranks for career doubles with 34, one spot behind his teammate, Weston Jackson, who has 36 career doubles.
• He has also worked his way in to the top 10 in career RBIs (7th, 85), total bases (10th, 214) and fielding percentage (5th, .967) (among those with at least 500 chances).
Individual Season Records Watch
• Weston Jackson has totaled 23 doubles on the season, which ties the single-season record in PC’s D1 history. He joins Brad Zebedis, who had 23 in 2011, at the top of the list.
• Jackson hit his 10th home run of the season on May 15 vs. VCU. He now ranks tied for third in a single season in PC history for home runs. He is the first player to reach double-digit home runs since Kenny Bryant had 10 in 2011. Jackson is two back of second place and three back of Zebedis’s record 13 in 2011.
• Jackson has 51 RBIs on the year, which is currently tied for second in PC’s D1 history. Brad Zebedis holds the single-season record in this category with 57 in 2011.
• Jackson also sits second in slugging percentage (.618) trailing only Zebedis’ 2011 campain (.717).
• Lastly, Jackson has drawn nine intentional passes this season, establishing a new single-season mark for PC.
• Tyler Weyenberg now has 14 stolen bases on the season to establish a new PC single-season D1 record. Cletis Avery sits second with 13 stolen bases this season.
• Weyenberg also has totaled 73 hits on the season, which places him in sixth place in school’s D1 single-season history. He is six hits shy of second place, while Zebedis holds the record with 90 in 2011.
• Brett Auckland has drawn 32 walks on the year, which puts him solely in second place in a single season in the D1 era. He is now just two shy of the record, which sits at 34 set by Kenny Bryant in 2010.
• Hayden Deal has finished 25 games this season, most in the program’s D1 history. He has totaled six saves on the year, second-most in the school’s D1 history. Gabe Grammer holds the record with nine saves in 2012.
• Brian Kehner has a .228 opponent batting average this season in 83.0 innings pitched. That currently ranks tops in a single season in PC’s D1 history. He has also totaled 69 strikeouts on the year, tied for second-most in a single season in PC’s D1 era. Bud Jeter had 84 in 2013 to set the record.