Pressey makes first start against Clemson
by Emanuel County Live | March 31, 2014 4:31 pm
by RON WEATHERFORD
Former ECI Bulldog Caleb Pressey made his first start on the mound for the Georgia Southern University Eagles Wednesday against the #14 ranked Clemson Tigers. The Eagles lost the game 5-4.
It didn’t take long for the freshman thrower to get his feet wet with the Eagles. Pressey entered his first game as an Eagle in a one-inning middle relief in Georgia Southern’s first series of the year against the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. Pressey pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
His other appearances have been against University of Maryland Eastern Shore throwing two scoreless innings; Southern Illinois, surrendering three runs; and Holy Cross, giving up one hit and no runs.
As with most Freshman, Pressey has been used as a middle relief or set up reliever out of the Bullpen. Middle of the week games with three-game weekend series following give those pitchers a chance to see more action.
After pounding the Tigers 15-4 on Tuesday, Eagle Coach Rodney Hennnon’s plan against Clemson was to use Pressey and his other pitchers for the day for two or three innings. Pressey pitched a scoreless first inning, but, with two outs, and runners on the move, a Clemson batter’s fly ball was misplayed by an Eagle outfielder, allowing both runners to score on the error.
Pressey finished his two scheduled innings with two hits, two walks and two unearned runs. In his five appearances, Pressey has allowed just three earned runs for the Eagles, all in the game against Sothern Illinois.