CLINTON, S.C. – The High Point University baseball team opened Big South play on Friday with a 7-2 loss to Presbyterian College in the first game of a three-game series on Friday afternoon in Clinton, S.C. Senior Devin Bujnovsky
“We got beat by what our baseball philosophy is,” head coach Craig Cozart
High Point took the first lead of the game with two runs in the top of the fourth inning to jump ahead 2-0. The Panthers loaded the bases with one out when Bujnovsky reached on an error and both Spano and senior Ryan Retz
Presbyterian College came right back in the bottom of the frame with three runs hits to take a 3-2 lead. Brad Zebedis hit an RBI double to drive in the first run then scored the second on a single by Brandon Paul. HPU cleared the bases with a double play on a lineout to second but Nathan Chong hit a 2-2 pitch over the left field wall to put the Blue Hose in front by one.
Presbyterian College added two runs in the bottom of the sixth with a single by Aaron Preston and a run on a throwing error by Adam Barry
Newberry pitched 5-2/3 innings for HPU and took the loss after allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits while striking out three.
PC’s Beau Dees went the full nine innings to get the win for Presbyterian College. Dees allowed just two runs on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
High Point and Presbyterian College will return to the PC Baseball Complex on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. for the second game of the three-game series. Redshirt-junior Sean Townsley