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UNC Asheville rallies in ninth inning, tops baseball 4-3
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Trailing 3-1 with one out in the ninth, shortstop Steve Burnich singled to right field, advancing to second when center fielder Kevin Mattison was hit by reliever Caleb Glafenhein (
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Lee reached again in the fifth on a hit-by-pitch, and stole second and third, advancing home on catcher Edmond Locklear's throwing error.
UNC Asheville (10-18) cut the lead in half in the sixth, plating a run on a pair of two-out hits. Third baseman Justin Schumer started the rally doubling to right field, and scored on shortstop Steve Burnich's single up the middle.
The Bucs (18-10) added what appeared to be an insurance run in the seventh with Lee scoring his second run of the night on sophomore Troy Mendez's (Roswell, Ga.) single into center field.
Glafenhein (8-2) allowed all three ninth inning runs, dropping just his second decision of the year. Ben Buchanan improved to 2-5, allowing just one hit in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
The Bucs return to action Friday night, hosting