Redshirt freshman pitcher Aaron Lesiak threw a complete game shutout and the Presbyterian College baseball team produced at the plate to win its series opener over Winthrop at home on Friday 6-0.
The Blue Hose (11-22-1, 4-9 Big South) will face Winthrop (17-20, 8-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Lesiak, in his fifth career start, allowed only six hits and no runs in a nine-inning performance. The right-hander walked four and struck out four to earn his first collegiate victory and moved to 1-3 on the year.
Winthrop’s Sam Kmiec threw all eight innings for the Eagles to the tune of nine hits, six runs (three earned) and four strikeouts.
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Eight different Blue Hose picked up a hit on the day, with Glen Casaceli going 2-for-4. Cam McRae and Nate Chong hit back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth and Jacob Midkiff tallied two RBIs.
Winthrop drew a lead-off walk to start the game but the Presbyterian defense responded, using two strong Jay Lizanich throws from shortstop to get out of the jam.
Winthrop’s Cody Dylan went 2-for-3.