Buffs lose openers

from staff reports

   CLINTON, S.C. -- Presbyterian College picked up their first two wins of the 2002 season knocking off Milligan 8-6 and 7-2 in a doubleheader. The Blue Hose's junior first baseman Matt Warren went 4-for-6 at the plate with four runs scored and two RBI's on the day.
   In the first game, the Buffs scored five of their six runs via the long ball as senior first baseman Jeremy Christian hit a three-run homer in the first inning and fellow senior Chris Archer added a two-run shot in the fifth.
   Milligan held a two-run lead at this point before the Blue Hose stormed back with a four-run sixth inning. Kevin White was the offensive star of this game, recording three RBI's.
   Junior pitcher Richard Barkley picked up the win for Presbyterian, while Josh Ramsey was credited with the loss for Milligan.
   The second contest saw the Blue Hose jump out to a 7-0 lead before Milligan finally got two runs in the top of the sixth on a RBI double by leftfielder Aaron Thomas and a RBI single by shortstop Brad Hitch.
   Mark Dudley got his first win of the season for the Blue Hose. Milligan fell to 0-2 with Brad Zachritz getting the loss in this game after giving up seven runs in five innings.