ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville got great pitching and some clutch hitting to record a 5-0 win over Akron in college baseball action at a cold and windy Greenwood Field Friday afternoon.
The Bulldogs (3-3) received stellar starting pitching from starter Alan DeRatt (2-0). The senior right-hander tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits. He walked four and struck out three. DeRatt did not allow an
Reliever Chris Brookey got the Zips out in order in the eighth before turning the ball over to closer Justin Schummer in the ninth.
The Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the first inning. Kevin Wiedenbacher led off with a single. He moved to third on two ground-outs. Elliott Arrington then hit a roller in front of the plate.
In the third, Wiedenbacher singled with one out and Mattison hit his first homer of the year over the center-field wall for a 3-0 lead.
The Bulldogs got insurance in the eighth as two walks and a single from Danny Baatz loaded the bases. With two outs, Carter singled sharply to left that plated two more
Wiedenbacher had three of
The teams play the second of their three-game series at Greenwood Field Saturday afternoon starting at