Spartans Fall at Presbyterian College

Spartans Fall at Presbyterian College

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Clinton, S.C. – An unearned run in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie as Presbyterian College defeated USC Upstate 3-2 in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the PC Baseball Complex.

Presbyterian College improves to 4-6 while USC Upstate drops to 3-5-1.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Top 4thRussell Schwertfeger led off the inning with his first home run of the season. Will Hardigree followed Schwertfeger with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Austin Morgan reached on a fielder's choice with Hardigree reaching third on the play and scoring on an error to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead.
  • Bottom 4th – Jack McLaughlin was hit by a pitch to start the inning and scored on A.J. Priaulx's two-run home run.
  • Bottom 7th – Guy Casacelli reached on a leadoff double. Casacelli advanced to third and scored as a result of an error on a sacrifice bunt attempt.


  • Mason Stewart went 2-for-4 with two singles.
  • Schwertfeger went 1-for-4 with a home run, RBI and run scored.
  • Pat Raiff finished 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Hardigree, Andres Kim, Charlie Carpenter and Zachary Lea each had a single.
  • Lea's base hit was the first of his collegiate career.
  • Jonathan White went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles to lead the Blue Hose offense.
  • USC Upstate outhit Presbyterian College 8-7.
  • The Spartans left eight runners on base while the Blue Hose stranded six.
  • Eric Miles (2-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief.
  • Ryan Hedrick (1) recorded the save, striking out two batters in 1.0 innings.
  • Grant Hoppock (0-1) took the loss, allowing an unearned run on one hit with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

Up Next

  • USC Upstate hosts North Carolina A&T on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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