Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Four named to the 2016 NCCSIA All-State Baseball Team

Western Carolina put four players on the 2016 University Division All-State Baseball teams released on Wednesday.

Matt Smith collected first team honors,  while Danny Bermudez,  Bryson Bowman, and Bryan Sammons were picked for second team honors.


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Five named to the 2016 NCCSIA All-State Softball Team

Five Western Carolina Softball players were named to the 2016 NCCSIA All-State Softball Team.

Seniors Taylor Sigmon, Crystal Cyr and Karley Harkey were named to the first team while freshman Madison Armstrong and junior Courtney Price were named to the second team.


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2016 Catamount Football Preseason Depth Chart

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Who's Next ?

Courtesy WCU Athletic Media Relations    

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
OG        Nick Campbell   -   Hoschton, GA   -   Mill Creek HS   -   6'2"  275 lbs  (verbal)
LB         Trevor Childers   -   Denver, NC   -   East Lincoln HS   -   6'0"  181 lbs (verbal)


Monday, June 20, 2016

Taylor Sigmon's NCAA record

Taylor Sigmon ends career holding record for saves in a career with 20.


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

3 Baseball Cats drafted

Garrett Brown was the 705th overall pick, taken in the 23rd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Asheville, N.C., product was a 43rd round pick by the Colorado Rockies out of high school in 2011. He is the first WCU outfielder drafted since 2013 when Julian Ridings was taken in the 18th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Brown, a former two-sport standout at WCU, saved his best for last on the diamond as he hit a career-best .321 with 84 hits to rank second on the team and sixth overall in the SoCon. Brown started each of the 58 games in which he saw action in 2016. Including his career best and SoCon-leading 34 stolen bases -- the third-best single-season in program history -- Brown concluded his WCU career with 45 career thefts, 14th in the school record books.


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Colton Davis, the 753rd overall selection, concluded his Catamount career ranked fifth in program history with 90 appearances on the mound that included 81 out of the bullpen. The Commerce, Ga., native set individual single-season highs in 2016 with a record of 7-3 and a team-high tying 89 strikeouts.

Davis finished his career with a 10.89 strikeout per nine-inning average. His 31 appearances led the Catamount pitching staff in 2016 while ranking eighth in the SoCon.


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Bryson Bowman, the 998th overall selection taken in the 33rd round, still has the option to return to Cullowhee for his redshirt senior season in 2017.

In his first season playing for the Purple & Gold, Bowman left his mark in helping the Catamounts to the SoCon Tournament title for the first time since 2003, and a return to NCAA post-season play for the first time since 2007. The Baton, N.C., native hit .326 (74-for-227) with 35 extra base hits including 13 doubles, three triples, and 19 home runs to rank tied for third in the SoCon and among the top 10 nationally. Amidst a battle for the team RBI lead much of the year -- finishing second with 60 -- Bowman was a second team All-Southern Conference selection by both the league's head coaches and voting media, securing SoCon Player of the Week plaudits in late March.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Matt Smith and Brett Pope! - Named to the Clemson All-Regional Team

Catamount junior first baseman Matt Smith and sophomore shortstop Brett Pope were selected All-Tournament for their performances at the Clemson Regional held at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.







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Today we remember D-Day





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