April 7, 2010
CLINTON, S.C. - Sophomore Austin Moyer (Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford) and senior Tyler Oliver (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) combined to five-hit Presbyterian College on Wednesday afternoon, but the Blue Hose were able to down the USC Upstate baseball team, 3-1, at the PC Baseball Complex.
Moyer (1-4) threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs. He struck out three and walked three, allowing just two runs in the third and a single tally in the sixth inning. Oliver tossed the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing a walk, but facing just the minimum seven batters in his time on the hill.
Chris Powell (4-1) made his first start of the year, allowing just five hits and a run in seven innings for the Blue Hose (8-20), striking out seven. Jordan Pace earned the save by getting a groundball to end the game.
The Spartans (9-24 overall) scored their lone run in the third inning, as freshman Brody Greer (Honea Path, S.C./Belton-Honea Path) singled through the left side with one out, stole second and scored on a single into center by junior Blake Green (Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern).
The Blue Hose managed two runs in the third inning thanks to a double by Ryan Morris and a triple to Jesse Harmon. In the sixth inning, PC scored a run thanks to a walk and two singles.
Sophomore Austin Liput (Oviedo, Fla./Trinity Prep) led the Spartans by going 2-for-4, as he was the only player in the game to record two singles.
Upstate will head to Jacksonville, Fla., to open a three-game set with Atlantic Sun Conference foe North Florida on Saturday with a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.