DAVIDSON, N.C. – The UNC Asheville baseball team dropped a 10-3 decision to Davidson College on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field, as the Wildcats avenged an early season loss to the Bulldogs with the win.
With the setback the Blue & White fall to 13-33 while the Wildcats improve to 28-14 on the season.
First baseman Hunter Bryant went 1-for-4 with two runs batted in for Asheville, as all but one Bulldog collected a hit on the evening. Senior hurler Brian Connolly got the start and was credited with the loss, allowing three runs on five hits in 1.2 innings of work to drop to 2-3 this season.
Davidson’s Forrest Brandt was 2-for-3 at the plate with four RBI while Lee Miller went 2-for-3 as well with three RBI. Wildcat starter Clark Beeker picked up the victory giving up only one run on five hits in five innings of work.
The Bulldogs tallied three runs on eight hits while Davidson scored 10 runs on 11 hits while committing two errors.
The Wildcats scored five runs over the first three innings before Asheville answered with a run in the fourth on a Bryant ground out that plated a runner from third. Davidson then posted five runs on five hits including two home runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 10-1 lead.
The Bulldogs scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth but could not complete the comeback, as Davidson picked up its 28th win of the season.
Asheville will host Big South Conference foe Radford this weekend at Greenwood Field. Game one will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening while game two will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The two teams will close out the series with a game on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.