ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville baseball team is on the road Tuesday afternoon when the Bulldogs face Furman at 4 p.m. Tuesday’s game was originally supposed to start at 6 p.m. but has been moved back to 4 due to the weather.
Asheville (4-14) looks to bounce back after a frustrating weekend at Presbyterian College. The Bulldogs lost all three games to the Blue Hose in the first Big South Conference series of the year. Asheville led in two of the games late before PC rallies got the Blue Hose two wins.
“We had a great chance to win two games at PC but didn’t get it done,” stated Bulldog coach Tom Smith. “We’ve got to learn to close teams out when we have the opportunity.”
The Bulldogs are 4-2 in mid-weeks games this year but 0-12 in weekend contests. Asheville knocked off defending Atlantic Sun Conference champ ETSU last week at home 17-11. The Bulldogs led 17-3 in that contest before the Bucs scored some late runs.
Sophomore Pete Guy was put into the line-up last week and had a memorable Asheville debut. Against ETSU, he drove in seven with two home runs and a run-scoring double. He also hit a three-run homer against PC on Friday. Guy hit three home runs and drove in 11 runs during his first four games with the Bulldogs.
Senior outfielder Phillip Treadway leads the Asheville attack with a .323 average. He has four doubles and driven in 10 runs. Infielder Tommy Houmard is hitting right at .300 and is tied with Treadway with 21 hits each.
This is the Dogs only midweek game as they’ll play their first Big South Conference games this weekend at Greenwood Field when Gardner-Webb comes to town. The Runnin' Bulldogs and Bulldogs begin their three-game set Friday at 5 p.m.