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Ryan Dull Pitches Complete Game to Give Bulldogs a 2-1 Victory Over Presbyterian in Game 1

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Release: April 09, 2010
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CLINTON, S.C. -  Ryan Dull pitched a complete game, struck out six Blue Hose, and allowed just six hits and one run on Friday to give the UNC Asheville Bulldogs a 2-1 victory the Presbyterian Blue Hose.  Presbyterian falls to 8-21 and 1-6 in league play while the Bulldogs improve to 9-17 and 3-7 in league play.  Centerfielder Danny Baatz went 2 for 2 with one rbi to lead the way for the Bulldog offense. 

Presbyterian's Grammer opened the bottom of the first with his third triple of the season to centerfield.  He was plated a batter later as Mack Hite grounded out to the shortstop.  The three-bagger for Grammer was his ninth of the season.  He lies one triple shy of becoming the 21st Big South student-athlete to reach double-digits in triples.

With a 1-0 lead, PC's starting pitcher Jesse Harmon went into cruise mode.  The senior righty fanned six batters and scattered seven hits overall.  He gave up an unearned run in the fifth and an earned run  in the seventh as UNC Asheville took a 2-1 lead.

In the fifth inning Bulldog Danny Baatz hit a sacrifice fly giving him an rbi as Mike Vaughn was able to come to home plate.  This was followed up in the seventh inning as Catlin Carter had a sacrifice fly allowing Beau Zinman to score run number two for UNC Asheville. 

Harmon exited after seven innings and made way for Jordan Pace.  The sophomore lefty tossed a perfect eighth, striking out two Bulldog batters.  Andrew Foushee worked a clean ninth to give the batters an opportunity in the bottom of the ninth.

In the bottom of the ninth, PC went quietly as UNC Asheville's Ryan Dull went the distance to improve to 4-1.  Harmon was given the loss to fall to 1-5 on the year.

The weekend series continues on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.  

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