ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In the final two games of their four-game series, both Canisius and UNC Asheville earned a victory on the day, as the Golden Griffins earned a 6-4 victory in 11 innings in game one before the Bulldogs exploded for 14 runs in game two, winning by a final of 14-2 at Greenwood Field on Sunday afternoon.
“I’m tickled to death about how we hit the ball in the second game today, especially after losing a tough one in the first,” said Asheville skipper Tom Smith. “Brian Connolly pitched a gem in game two, giving up only one run in five innings, and Kyle Towles had a great day at the plate.”
Connolly picked up the game two victory to improve to 1-0 on the year, while freshman reliever Corey Randall was credited with the loss in game one.
Towles went 5-for-7 at the plate with four runs scored and three runs batted in. He also drew two walks on the day. Robert McIntosh continued his strong start to the season, as he drove in three runs with a double and a home run on the day.
Iannick Remillard picked up the win in relief in game one today, tossing 1.1 shutout innings for Canisius. Game two starter Alex Godzak gave up seven runs (four earned) in 3.2 innings, and was credited with the loss.
Griffin leftfielder Jesse Kelso went 6-for-10 on the day, with two RBI and two runs scored. Brooklyn Foster and Brett Siddall each collected three hits on the day, with Foster driving in two runs for Canisius.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Charleston, S.C., to take on the Citadel in a midweek matchup. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.