ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville baseball team began its Fall World Series this past weekend. The Blue squad took the first two games of the series over the Black squad as it won 11-6 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday.
On Saturday, Dean Roland got the Blue team off to a great with his pitching. He went the first five innings, allowing just one run, three hits and striking out five. The Blue team picked up eight runs from innings 6-9 to earn the win. Freshman Andrew Madden and Erik Connolly both homered for the Blue.
On Sunday, Phillip Treadway drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to give the Blue the walk-off victory.
Relievers Lucas Clarke, Rene Martinez and Justin Hunt combined for five scoreless innings for the Blue squad.
Zack Wiseman started for the Black squad and pitched five scoreless innings with three strikeouts. while scattering two hits.
Some offensive highlights for the weekend included Kyle Towles' reaching base seven times in 10 at bats. He had three hits, two walks, two hit by pitches and a sacrifice.
Eli Miller was 5-for-10 with three runs scored, a triple and RBI. Andrew Madden also went 5-for-10 with three RBI, four runs scored and a home run.
"I saw a lot of great competition this weekend," commented Bulldog coach Tom Smith."We really saw some positive things from a lot of different players."
The teams will compete again this weekend at Greenwood Field.