ASHEVILLE, N.C. – So much for Presbyterian’s 4-game baseball winning streak.
The Blue Hose thudded to earth to UNC Asheville (8-14, 6-10 Big South), which swept a doubleheader, 8-5 and 7-6, on Saturday at Greenwood Baseball Field.
Brody Fahr led PC with 4 hits in 7 at-bats in the two games. Andrew Livingston his first home run in game one.
Clark Dearman (0-3) and Eric Toth (1-1) were the losing pitchers. Dominic Freeberger (1-0) and Chris Banks (2-0) got the wins. Toth, Zacchaeus Rasberry and Fahr each had 2 hits in game two.
Catcher M.J. Lucas homered twice for the Bulldogs in the opener, but it was Brandon Lankford’s 3-run blast in the eighth inning that did the Hose in.
In the nightcap, Asheville led 4-0 after 5 innings, but PC came back to take a 5-4 edge in the top of the sixth. A 3-run seventh doomed the Blue Hose, though Rasberry homered in the eighth.
Presbyterian (6-10, 5-5) takes a step out of conference but at home on Tuesday with a 3 p.m. first pitch against Davidson.