HPU baseball drops series opener at Presbyterian College, 13-1

Posted by Press Release on April 22, 2017 at 7:36 am under College | Comments are off for this article

• High Point dropped its series opener at Presbyterian College by a score of 13-1 on Friday afternoon.
• Redshirt-senior Tim Mansfield finished 2-3 and scored HPU’s lone run on the day.
• The Panthers and Blue Hose will continue their series on Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m.

CLINTON, S.C. – The High Point University baseball team dropped its first game of the weekend against Presbyterian College by a score of 13-1 on Friday afternoon in Clinton, S.C.

Senior Jeremy Johnson took the loss for the Panthers after allowing 10 runs, eight earned, on eight hits and two walks in 2-2/3 innings of action.

Brian Kehner allowed just one run on six hits in six innings for the Blue Hose to improve to 4-2 on the season.

High Point drops to 20-17 overall and 7-9 in the Big South with the loss while Presbyterian College improves to 21-19 overall 9-4 in conference play.

The Blue Hose jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first three innings, scoring three times in the first, four in the second and five in the third.

HPU scored its only run of the contest in the sixth when redshirt-senior Tim Mansfield scored on a bases-loaded grounder by junior Hunter Lee. Mansfield finished 2-3 in the game and was one of two Panthers with multiple hits as freshman Cody Oerther went 2-3 after entering for junior Spencer Brown.

High Point will try to even the series against the Blue Hose when the two teams meet for the second of three games on Saturday, April 22, at the PC Baseball Complex in Clinton, S.C. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

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