ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville baseball team is back in action this week with two mid-week games.
The Bulldogs play at Wofford Tuesday night at 6 p.m., followed by a home date with East Tennessee State on Wednesday starting at 3 p.m.
Asheville (6-10) hopes to build some momentum from winning a series against Temple this weekend at Greenwood Field. The Bulldogs rallied for victories on Friday and Saturday. Asheville trailed 5-1 in the seventh inning on Friday and picked up four runs in the seventh inning to tie the game at 5-5. The Dogs scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn the victory.
On Sunday, Asheville trailed 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and nobody on base. The Bulldogs strung together three hits and took advantage of a Temple error to win the game. Todd Joyner's RBI-single completed the comeback.
"We did a nice job rallying for two wins that could have very easily been losses," explained Bulldog head coach Tom Smith. "Temple's a good team and hopefully these two wins will get us going."
The game with the Terriers (7-9) is a make-up game from the opening weekend of the season as that game was snowed out in Spartanburg. Wofford is coached by former Bulldog player and assistant coach Todd Interdonato.
Asheville will face a tough test against the Buccaneers at home on Wednesday. ETSU is 9-3 on the season.
The Bulldogs will finish the week by opening Big South Conference play on the road this weekend. Asheville travels to Big South Conference-newcomer Longwood starting on Friday at 6 p.m.