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.
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.