Top-seeded Western Carolina
slammed five home runs on the way to a 13-7 win over the Samford Bulldogs
in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Fluor Field.
With the win, the Cats
improved to 39-17 on the season. The Catamounts
will now play the winner of Wednesday's game #1, the fourth seeded the Citadel
on Thursday evening (either 5 or 8:30 depending on the outcome of the Furman
(9-2) pitched 7 complete innings for the Cats
, giving up only three runs, on eight hits to earn the victory for the Catamounts
. Relief pitchers Jonathan Waszak
and Tyler Powell
combined to pitch the final two innings to close the game for the regular season champion Catamounts
went 4-for-5 with a home run and batted in three RBIs, Tyler White
hit two home runs and earned four RBIs. Julian Ridings
went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, along with Adam Martin's
2-for-5, a home run and three RBIs.
With today's 5 home-runs, the Catamounts
took the lead nationally in home runs in the season.
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