CLINTON, S.C. Presbyterian rallied to beat Coker College 4-3 with two runs in the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon. Cory Lyda drove in the game-winning run with a single through the right side to score Josh Milner and improve the Blue Hose to 2-2 on the season.  With the loss The Cobras fall to 0-4.

 

Jesse Harmon lined out to the shortstop to lead off the ninth inning but a throwing error by Coker third baseman Eric Losten allowed Dane Fehr to reach base.  Matthew Hill was then inserted to pinch run for the Blue Hose. 

 

Josh Milner would follow with a pinch-hit single to advance Hill to third and place runners at the corners.  Casey Carlson would bring in the game-tying run with another base hit up the middle that scored Hill. 

 

Coker would get on the board first with a run in the top of the first. Brian Nally led off the game with a walk and would eventually come in to score with a sacrifice fly to right by Steven Evans.

 

PC would answer back with two runs in the bottom of the second off Coker starter Jayson Clarke.  Sophomore Dane Fehr hit a two-run double in the left-center gap to drive in Jesse Harmon and Bobby Holmes. 

 

Coker would tally single runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to gain a 3-2 lead going into the ninth. 

 

PC junior Steven Henry claimed his first victory of the season after tossing three scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts. Sophomore Daniel Hill got the start for the Blue Hose going three innings allowing only one run on two hits in his season debut. 

 

Coker’s Kyle Strickland pitched four innings out of the bullpen and took the loss after surrendering the two runs in the ninth. 

 

The difference in the game may have proved to be in the top of the third inning when Coker’s Brian Nally was gunned down at home plate by center fielder Cory Lyda as Nally tried to score from second on a single by Ryan Schaeffer.

 

Coker returns to action tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. as they host Benedict College at Tom J. New Field.   

View: Mobile | Desktop