Baseball Falls To UNC Asheville, 6-2

Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Asheville, N.C. (April 12) -- UNC Asheville got solid pitching and clutch hitting to record a 6-2 non-conference victory over East Tennessee State at Greenwood Field Wednesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (15-18) got a good outing from starter Curtis Moncus (3-1) who pitched 6.1 innings and allowed eight hits and two runs. He struck out a season-high eight batters and walked three. Freshman reliever Aaron Rembert got UNCA out of trouble in the seventh with a double-play ball and then cruised over the next two innings to earn his second save of the year.

UNCA was clinging to a 3-2 lead after the Bucs 10-22 had picked up a run in the top of the seventh on a Nathan Copeland run-scoring single. ETSU had runners on first and second before Rembert got Ryan McKinney to bounce into a double play.

The Bulldogs put the game away with three tuns in the bottom half of the seventh. With one out Willie Stewart singled. Todd Interdonato followed with a single to right center that Stewart was able to score all the way from first to put the Dogs up 4-2. Interdonato went to second on the play. Third baseman Stephen Deyo then had an RBI-single to score Interdonato and push the lead to 5-2. Pete Meterko followed with an RBI-single to left to plate Deyo, who had went to second on an error, to give UNCA a 6-2 lead.

Copeland gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI-groundout. He finished the day 3-for-4. UNCA tied the game in the thrd when Moncus helped his own cause with a sacrifice fly. The Dogs took the lead 2-1 with some aggressiveness in the bottom of the fourth when Interdonato scored from second on a wild pitch. Matt Corrado put UNCA up 3-1 in the next inning with a solo homer to center field.

ETSU will return to action on Friday, April 14 when the Bucs host Western Carolina at 7:00.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 11 Results
MTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 11 Results
MTEN ETSU 7 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Apr 11 Chattanooga 0
BB ETSU 9 Lexington, Va.
Apr 11 Virginia Military 6
WGOLF Southern Conference Championships Savannah, Ga.
Apr 12 6th of 9
WTEN ETSU 5 Greenville, S.C.
Apr 12 Furman 2
BB ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Apr 12 Virginia Military 5
MGOLF The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Apr 13 Results
MGOLF The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Apr 14 1st of 13
SB Tennessee 11 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 14 ETSU 0
BB Appalachian St. PPD
Apr 14 ETSU
WTEN UNC Greensboro 1 Bristol, Tenn.
Apr 15 ETSU 6
BB Virginia Tech 6 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 15 ETSU 5
MTEN The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 17 ETSU 7
SB Furman 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 17 ETSU 1
SB Furman 7 9
Apr 17 ETSU 6
BB Samford 15 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 17 ETSU 4
MTEN Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 18 ETSU 4
BB Samford 8 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 18 ETSU 4