Hunter Bryant and the Bulldogs tavel to USC Upstate on Wednesday
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
Bulldog Baseball at USC Upstate on Wednesday
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 03/19/2013
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville baseball team heads to Spartanburg for the second straight week on Wednesday as the Bulldogs travel to USC Upstate for a 6 p.m. contest.

 

Asheville (8-13) will look for its first win over the Spartans (11-7). Upstate has won all three meetings between the teams.

 

Last week, the Bulldogs claimed a 7-5 victory at Wofford before losing three straight to ETSU and Longwood. Asheville salvaged the final game of a three-game series with the Lancers on Sunday with an 11-1 win.

 

"We would have liked to have gotten a few more wins at Longwood but we bounced back on Sunday," commented Asheville head coach Tom Smith. "Hopefully, that win will get us going. We need to put a winning streak together."

 

The Bulldogs are scheduled to be home this weekend to welcome Campbell to Greenwood Field for a three-game Big South Conference series.

 

Asheville is being led at the plate by three players with .345 batting averages. Robert McIntosh, Ian Graham and Kyle Towles are all tied for the team lead.

 

BULLDOG NOTES

 

Asheville is 2-7 in road games this year.

 

The Bulldogs are 3-1 in one-run contests in 2013 and have won three straight.

 

This will be Asheville's third trip to Spartanburg this year. They opened the season there and split two games with a win over Georgetown and loss to Kentucky. Last week, the Bulldogs won at Wofford.

 

Phillip Treadway and Todd Joyner will take seven-game hitting streaks into Wednesday's game at USC Upstate.

 

Kyle Towles has reached base in 20 straight games.   

 

The Bulldogs played errorless ball at Longwood this past weekend as they didn't make an error in any of the three games.

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