Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WCU Baseball: The Citadel









After the postponement of the Mercer series, the Catamounts will now open the conference portion of the schedule against The Citadel in Cullowhee.  




The Citadel

When: Friday & Saturday, March 26 & 27, 2021 - Time: DH starts 2:00 pm Friday & Saturday 1:00 pm
Where:  Hennon Stadium, Cullowhee, NC  
Radio: none
TV/video: ESPN+  (Saturday only)
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
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The Series: Western is currently 89-68 overall vs. the Bulldogs on the diamond. The Cats and Dogs first played in 1971, and the Cats are 51-25 vs. the Citadel in games played in Cullowhee and are 78-56 in only conference games vs. the Bulldogs.  The Cats are 6-4 against the dogs in the last 10 games played. 

Head CoachTony Skole,  4th season - 
- Career Record: 611-684-1 (25th year); Record at The Citadel: 45-89-0 (4th year)

Skole's record against WCU:  4-4
Bobby Moranda's record against the Citadel:  27-14

This Season's Record (Citadel):  2021:    8-9 overall, 1-2 SoCon, 7-9 home, 1-0 away
Last Season's Record (Citadel):  2020:  10-6 overall, 0-0 SoCon, 9-4 home, 1-2 away  

The double header was moved to Friday, so only the single Saturday game will be streamed on ESPN+. 

The Bulldogs were picked to finish seventh in the preseason polls by both the head coaches and media and second baseman Tyler Corbitt was selected as a Preseason All-Southern Conference Second Team selection.  The Citadel will play at South Carolina on Wednesday prior to the trip to Cullowhee. 

The Bulldogs have been in a slump since 2013 and have gone without either a winning overall record or winning conference record since the 2013 season, when they were 35-25 overall and  18-12 in the SoCon.  


Probable Pitching Matchups 
Friday, March 26
WCU RHP Zebby Matthews (3-1, 2.08 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Pilarski (2-1, 5.34 ERA)

Friday, March 26
WCU RHP Gavin Mortenson (2-0, 5.12 ERA) vs. RHP Cameron Reeves (2-0, 2.42 ERA)

Saturday, March 27
WCU HP Ryan Mitschele (2-1, 3.86 ERA) vs. RHP Lathan Todd 1-2, 7.36 ERA)