UNC Asheville Bulldogs Fall 10-9 at USC Upstate in 12 Innings

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The UNC Asheville baseball team came out swinging Wednesday afternoon, scoring in bunches early, but the Bulldogs ultimately fell 10-9 in 12 innings to USC Upstate at Harley Park. The Bulldogs (1-3) wasted little time getting on the board as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning after Carmine Pagano and Chris Troost reached base off a hit by pitch and a four-ball walk. Two batters later, Brandon Lankford doubled…

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Frisbee Garners SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Accolades

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Sophomore starting pitcher Matt Frisbee (Candler, N.C./Enka) has earned the Southern Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for his performance on opening weekend as announced by the league office Wednesday morning.  This is the first Scholar-Athlete award for Frisbee. He is a nutrition major who has recorded a 3.4 GPA in his first three semesters at UNCG.  Frisbee earned the win as he logged 7.0 shutout innings…

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Troost Named Big South Conference Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNC Asheville baseball true freshman Chris Troost has been named the first-ever Big South Conference’s Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. “Chris has been working hard on his approach at the plate since he got here,” said head coach Scott Friedholm. “This is a well-deserved honor and part of the credit should go to assistant coaches Jonathan Johnston and Chris Bresnahan for their tireless efforts working…

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No. 8 OLE MISS SWEEPS SERIES AGAINST No. 6 ECU, 8-6

OXFORD, Miss. – Eighth-ranked Ole Miss scored six unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings to complete a three-game sweep of No. 6 East Carolina Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field. With the win the Rebels improve to 3-0, while the Pirates fall to 0-3 to start the season.   Ryan Rolison (1-0) picked up the win working one inning of relief where he allowed one run (earned) on one…

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Baseball Defeats No. 4 South Carolina Behind Frisbee’s Dominating Start

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UNCG baseball used a spectacular start from sophomore Matt Frisbee (Candler, N.C./Enka) to defeat the No. 4 South Carolina Gamecocks, 1-0 in front of 8,017 people at South Carolina’s Founders Park Sunday afternoon. Frisbee, a Freshman All-SoCon selection last season, and a preseason All-SoCon second team selection this year, logged 7.0 shutout innings against the Gamecocks. The Spartans are now 1-2 on the season, while South Carolina…

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Catamount Baseball Opens Season at Caravelle Resort’s “Baseball at the Beach”

Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina baseball opens its 2017 season this weekend with three games in the Caravelle Resort’s “Baseball at the Beach,” tournament, hosted by the NCAA defending national champion, Coastal Carolina, between their on-campus Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C., and TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Park in Myrtle Beach.   WCU faces St. John’s on Friday morning at 11:00 am at TicketReturn.com Field before facing tournament-host, Coastal Carolina,…

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UNCG Baseball Opens 2017 Season At No. 5 South Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG baseball begins the 2017 season tomorrow evening as the Spartans travel to Columbia, S.C. to take on the No. 5 South Carolina Gamecocks at Founders Park at 4:00. 2016 saw Link Jarrett’s Spartans go 38-21, posting the most wins since the 2003 season, and most under Jarrett.  The league’s coaches awarded Jarrett the Southern Conference’s Coach of the Year award after the regular season.  Live stats…

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Golden Spikes Award Watch List Announced

DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball unveiled its 55-player preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Wednesday, beginning the process of identifying the top amateur baseball player in the country for the 2017 season. The list includes 13 players from the ACC, tied for the most from any conference.   The 40th Golden Spikes Award will be presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation on June 29 in Los Angeles….

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UNC Asheville: Starting Rotation for Season-Opening Series at Samford Announced

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville head baseball coach Scott Friedholm released his starting pitching rotation for the opening series at Samford, Wednesday morning. Freshman Greg Gasparro will get the nod for Friday’s season-opener while redshirt sophomore Ryan Tapp will get the ball Saturday. Senior Spencer Orr will close things out for Asheville on Sunday. “We are excited about our pitching staff’s depth this year, but these three individuals have earned the opportunity to be the starters this weekend,” Friedholm…

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