ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Wofford pitching limited UNC Asheville to just three hits as the Terriers scored four runs late to down the Bulldogs 7-3 in mid-week action at Greenwood Field Wednesday night.
Four Wofford hurlers combined to strike out 11 Asheville hitters and limit the Bulldogs to a season-low three hits.
Four Asheville (9-20) pitchers limited Wofford to just seven hits but seven walks and two hit batters along with two errors hurt the Dogs.
Jordan Accetta earned the win for the Terriers (17-12). He pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief with two strikeouts and no hits allowed.
Third baseman Eric Brenk had one hit in the game but drove in five runs. He drove in three runs on RBI-groundouts. His two-run single in the eighth inning helped seal the game for Wofford.
Pete Guy had Asheville’s first hit of the game and it was a key one. His two-run double in the fifth tied the game at 3-3.
The Terriers scored twice in the seventh inning to take the lead for good. Tied at 3-3, Alex Paradowski singled to open the seventh. Seth Neely was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Conor Clancey’s bunt loaded the bases.
Brenk drove in his third run of the game on a fielders’ choice for a 4-3 lead. James Plaisted drove in another run a ground-out for a 5-3 lead.
In the eighth, Brenk’s two-out, two-run single put the visitors in front 7-3.
Wofford opened the scoring in the first inning. Josh Hyman reached second on an error to left field. He then scored from third when Seth Neely was caught trying to steal second.
The Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first. Phillip Treadway walked. He tried to steal second. Treadway was called out but was then ruled safe when the ball was dropped at second base for an error. A wild pitch moved Treadway to third. Hunter Bryant’s RBI-groundout tied the game at 1-1.
Trailing 3-1, Asheville fought back to tie the game in the fifth. Walks to Houmard and Bryant put runners on first and second. With two outs, Guy delivered the Bulldogs first hit of the game, a two-run double down the left-field line to knot the game at 3-3.
UNC Asheville is back at home this Friday when the Bulldogs host Big South foe Coastal Carolina at Greenwood Field starting at 6 p.m.