July 21, 2021 (Asheville, N.C.) — The Tourists are 28-37 and currently in sixth place in the High-A East’s South Division. On Tuesday night, they were handed a 15-2 home loss by the visiting Hickory Crawdads who sit one game above the Tourists in the division as a result of the lopsided win.
First baseman/OF Scott Schreiber has proven the top hitter to appear in a Tourists’ uniform in 2021. The University of Nebraska product posted a .319 average, 10 homers, and 29 RBIs in the team’s first 41 games. Schreiber was then promoted to the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks on July 3. The right-hander is currently batting .325 through 12 games for the Hooks.
Asheville City Soccer – The Asheville City SC men’s side finished their inaugural season in the USL2 with a 6-6-2 mark. Their 2021 campaign concluded with a 1-0 loss to Dalton Red Wolves SC on July 13 at UNCA’s Greenwood Field.
The women’s side competed in the WPSL’s Carolinas Conference and finished second in its Southern Division with a 5-1 record in their return to play in 2021 after a 2020 season sidelined by Covid-19.
The Blues’ campaign concluded with a 2-0 postseason loss to the Charlotte Eagles on July 14 in Charlotte. The outcome was a reversal of a match between the two earlier in the season, when Asheville City enjoyed one of the biggest wins in its short history when it upset the perennially strong Eagles at Greenwood Field.
UNCA assistant coach Molly Dwyer led all Blues’ scorers with three goals and an assist on the year. For Asheville City, it was their third campaign overall and in the WPSL, which continues to solidify its competitive place just below the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in women’s professional soccer in the US. (Photos: ACSC – @tatemacqueenphoto)
Parting Shot: Swannanoa River, Warren Wilson College