Tuesday, March 9, 2021

WCU Baseball: Kennesaw State





Kennesaw State visits Cullowhee on Wednesday for the first game of a home and home series this season. The Owls are coming off a series win at UAB and are 7-4 overall.




When
: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 4 pm 
Where: Childress Field at Hennon Stadium, Cullowhee, NC 
Radio: none 
TV/video: ESPN+ 
Live Stats: WCU Live stats 
Conference: ASun 
Mascot: Owls 
Colors: Black & Gold (Yellow) 
KSU Fan Message Board: KSUOwlHowl 

Head Coach: Mike Sansing - head coach at KSU since 1991 - 
Record at KSU
 -All-Time NCAA Division I: 419-393 (.516)/15 years 
 -All-Time NCAA Division II: 512-208 (.711)/12 years
 -All-Time NAIA Record: 362-244-2 (.595)/12 years 

2021 KSU Baseball Record: 7-4 overall, 0-0 conf., 4-1 home, 2-2 away, 1-1 neutral 
2020 KSU Baseball Record: 10-8 overall, 0-0 conf., 8-5 home, 1-2 away, 1-1 neutral 

The Series: The Cats are 12-8 overall vs. the Owls, but have lost the last four games to KSU (two in Kennesaw, 1 in Cullowhee, 1 neutral field). The series started in 2006 and was last played in Feb. 2020 in Conway, SC after skipping 2019. 

The Owls come to Cullowhee for the front game of a home and home series, off a loss to UAB, but having won the first two games of that series. The Owls do have a 6-4 win over the then #6 Georgia Bulldogs. 

The Owls were picked 7th in the 9 team ASun preseason poll, with two players named to the all-conference team, 1B - Justin Russell, & OF - Terence Norman.  Center fielder for the Kennesaw State baseball team Alex Carballo capped a week to remember by being named the ASUN Player of the Week. . The Owls won three total games while Carballo hit for .357 average, a .500 on-base percentage and a .643 slugging percentage in the four games this week. 


TOP RETURNING PITCHERS (2019 Stats) 
LHP Jared Rine So. 1-1, 5 App/ 4 GS, 3.37 ERA, 13 SO 
RHP Monty Horn Jr. 2-0, 6 App/0 GS, 3.38 ERA, 5 SO 
RHP Brison Finney Jr. 0-0, 5 App/1 GS, 4.50 ERA, 15 SO

Projected Pitching Match-Up:
WCU – Fr. RHP #43 Dawson Elder   vs.  KSU – Fr. RHP #22 Nathan Holler (0-0, 2.89 ERA)