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Blue Hose outlasts Terriers 6-5 in extra innings

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COURTESY: WOFFORD ATHLETICS

Wofford Baseball Falls 6-5 In Extra Innings To Presbyterian

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Tuesday evening, the Wofford College baseball team was defeated 6-5 in ten innings by Presbyterian College at Russell C. King Field. Down 5-2 in the middle of the eighth inning, the Terriers scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning and tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. The Blue Hose loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the tenth and were held to one run. Wofford was retired in order in the bottom of the tenth to end the game.

Wofford is 16-10 overall and Presbyterian is 13-11 overall. The Terriers and Blue Hose split the home-and-home series this season. Brett Hash led Wofford with two hits and a pair of RBIs. The Blue Hose had three players with two hits each, including Cletis Avery with a pair of RBIs.

The Blue Hose had two runners on base to begin the game, but a double play ended the top half of the first inning. Alec Paradowski led off with a walk and Max McDougald had a single. The runners advanced on a balk and a ground out by McClain Bradley plated the first run of the game. With two outs, a single through the left side by Dylan May gave Wofford a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the second, Presbyterian had the bases loaded with two outs after three walks when a fly ball ended the scoring chance. Wofford was retired in order to end the second inning and the Blue Hose had two hits in the top of the third. A rundown between third and home ended the top of the third. The Terriers led off the bottom of the third with a single by Alec Paradowski, but a double play and ground out ended the inning.

Presbyterian began the fourth inning with back-to-back singles and a walk loaded the bases. The Terriers turned a double play which allowed one run to score. A fielding error on what would have been the third out tied the game at two. Wofford’s Brett Hash singled through the right side to lead off the bottom of the fourth. He moved to second on a ground out and took third on a balk, but a fly ball ended the scoring opportunity.

The fifth inning began with a walk for the Blue Hose. A fly ball and ground out moved the runner to third, while a single by Colton Chapman gave Presbyterian a 3-2 lead. Derek Hirsch singled in the bottom of the fifth, but was stranded at second to end the inning. Presbyterian was retired in order in the top of the sixth inning. McClain Bradley reached on a walk to lead off the bottom of the sixth, but was caught stealing second.

In the seventh inning, the Blue Hose stranded one runner and the Terriers were retired in order. Presbyterian had runners on the corners with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. Singles by Tyler Weyenberg and Cletis Avery drove in runs as the Blue Hose took a 5-2 lead in the middle of the eighth inning.

Derek Hirsch led off the bottom of the eighth with a single up the middle and Alec Paradowski walked. With two outs and the runners in scoring position, a double to right field by Brett Hash drove in both runners for a 5-4 game. In the top of the ninth, the Blue Hose had one reach base before being picked off by Will Stillman. Carson Waln led off the bottom of the ninth by reaching on an error. With one out Demetrius Jennings hit a ball past third base that was ruled an error and Waln moved to third, with Jennings ending up on second. A single through the right side by Derek Hirsch scored Waln to tie the game, but Jennings was out at home on the play.

Peter Johnson doubled to lead off the tenth for the Blue Hose. A walk and a bunt single loaded the bases. With one out, ground out scored gave Presbyterian a 6-5 lead. A strike out ended the top half with two runners stranded. Wofford was retired in order in the bottom of the tenth to end the game.

Wofford pitcher Quintin Pile made his first career start and went two innings. He did not allow a run on one hit and had two strike outs. Elliot Lance threw three innings with three runs allowed on five hits, plus one strike out. Spencer Kulman added 2.2 innings and gave up two runs on three hits, along with three strike outs. Jordan Accetta gave up one hit in a third of an inning. Will Stillman (1-1) gave up one run on two hits, along with two strike outs, in the last two innings.

David Sauer started for Presbyterian and went six innings with two runs allowed on five hits, along with four strike outs. Aaron Lesiak worked an inning and did not allow a base runner with one strike out. Ryan Hedrick went two-thirds of an inning with two runs allowed on two hits. Russell Thompson recorded one out. Hayden Deal (1-0) threw the final two innings with one run allowed on one hit, along with four strike outs.

The game was the second extra inning contest of the season for the Terriers and Wofford is 1-1 in those games.

Wofford will host Western Carolina in a Southern Conference series beginning Friday night at 6:00 p.m. The teams will also play Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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