ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville baseball team goes on the road on Wednesday when the Bulldogs travel to UNC Greensboro for a 4 p.m. start.
Asheville and UNCG were scheduled to play on Tuesday but the game was moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather in the Greensboro area.
The Bulldogs are off to a 1-1 star after splitting two games in the Wofford/USC Upstate Invitational. Asheville lost to #8 Kentucky on Friday, 9-2 but bounced back to beat Georgetown of the Big East, 7-4 in a game that was halted in the sixth inning when snow invaded Spartanburg, S.C.
The Spartans are 2-0 on the young season after picking up two wins over Patriot League champion Army over the weekend.
Asheville has won three of the last four meeting against UNCG but the Spartans won last year's contest, 13-6.
The Bulldogs are scheduled to start sophomore right-hander Tommy Houmard on Wednesday. He'll face sophomore left-hander Brandon Browne of UNCG.
Asheville is being led at the plate by red-shirt junior third baseman Robert McIntosh. The Bulldogs are glad he's back this season. He has a .714 average after two games with two doubles, a triple and three RBI's to start the year. Senior catcher Ian Graham is hitting .571 after two contests and has a double.
"We hit the ball pretty well this past weekend against some good pitching," stated Asheville coach Tom Smith. "We'll see some more solid pitching Wednesday against UNC Greensboro."
After the UNCG game, the Bulldogs return to Asheville for their home opener at Greenwood Field this weekend. The Blue & White host Canisius College Friday through Sunday. The teams are scheduled to play a four-game series starting Friday at 3 p.m., followed by a double-header on Saturday at Noon and one game on Sunday at 1 p.m.