ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Presbyterian starter Bud Jeter pitched a complete game to help lead the Blue Hose to a 5-4 Big South Conference win over UNC Asheville at Greenwood Field Sunday afternoon.
The win by PC (20-17, 7-5 BSC) gave them the series win over the Bulldogs (12-26, 2-10 BSC) as the Blue Hose won on Friday and Sunday. Asheville posted a 4-2 victory on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were led at the plate by Tommy Houmard with two hits and two RBI. Todd Joyner also had two hits.
PC was led at the plate by third baseman Jay Lizanich who went 4-for-5.
Jeter improved his record to 5-2. He scattered eight hits, all singles, allowed three earned runs, struck out five and walked two.
The Bulldogs hurt themselves with four errors on the day that help the Blue Hose score two unearned runs.
PC scored the first five runs of the game to build a 5-0 lead before Asheville battled back.
The visitors opened the scoring in the first inning when Cam McRae had a two-out single and went to second on an error in right field. He later scored on a RBI-double from Brad Zebredis.
The Blue Hose picked up four runs in the third inning to lead 5-0. PC had three hits in the inning but the Bulldogs helped with three errors. Two infield hits, three throwing errors and a sacrifice fly led to all the runs. One throwing error plated two runs. A sacrifice fly from Aaron Preston scored the final run of the inning.
The Bulldogs began to rally in the bottom of the third. Phillip Treadway and Andrew Kirkland led off with singles to put runners on first and second. A sacrifice bunt from Ian Graham put runners on second and third. Houmard followed with a two-run single to cut the lead to 5-2. Joyner’s clutch two-out single plated Houmard to narrow the lead to 5-3.
Asheville scored once in the sixth to close to 5-4 as PC helped the Bulldog cause with two errors. Kyle Towles drove in the run on a fielders’ choice. The home team tried to tie the game on a double steal but Justin Woods was thrown out at the plate by Ryan Hagan from shortstop.
The Bulldogs managed to get a runner on in both the eighth and ninth innings, but Jeter was able to work out of trouble each to earn the win.
UNC Asheville is at home Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. when the Bulldogs host USC Upstate at Greenwood Field. Presbyterian College plays at Georgia Tuesday starting at 5 p.m.