Due West, SC – The #17 Flying Fleet came back from an early 3-0 hole to take a 9-8 victory over visiting Lander University in non conference baseball action.
Willingham led the Fleet at the plate going 3-4 with a homerun and three RBI’s while Smith was 2-3with a double, homerun and two runs scored. Watts (2-0) picked up the win in relief allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four in three and a third innings pitched. Pearson picked up his first save of the season allowing one unearned run and striking out three in three and a third innings. With the save, Pearson now has 30 career saves and is just two away from tying former Erskine closer Jake Williams for the NCAA record.
Skinner led the Bearcats going 3-5 with three RBI’s while Creed was 2-4 with a run scored. Todd Hughson (1-1) took the loss for Lander allowing six runs on six hits in three and two-thirds innings of work.
With the win Erskine improves to 6-0 while the Bearcats fall to 5-4 with the loss.