Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Up Next: ETSU






The Cats travel to Johnson City to face the Bucs of East Tennessee State this weekend.  The Bucs are currently 7-8 in the SoCon, the Bucs are in second place in the Blue division. 




When: Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24, 2021, at 5:00 pm & 1:00 pm
Where: Thomas Stadium, Johnson City, TN
Radio: none 
TV/video: ESPN+ 
Live Stats: ETSU Live stats 
ETSU Fan Message Board: Buccaneer Nation

Head Coach: Joe Pennucci - head coach at ETSU since Jul 2017 - 
Pennucci's Record:  74-49 overall 
Alma Mater: University of Northern Colorado

Pennucci's record vs. WCU:    6-1
Moranda's record vs. ETSU: 12-12

2021 ETSU Baseball Record: 17-16 overall, 7-8 SoCon, 11-7 home, 6-9 away, 0-0 neutral 
2020 ETSU Baseball Record: 12-3 overall, 0-0 conf., 11-1 home, 1-2 away, 0-0 neutral 
 
The Series: The Cats are 68-39 overall against the Bucs, but have lost 6 of the last 7 games played. The Cats are 27-14 overall in games played in Johnson City.

The Bucs are coming off a series loss to The Citadel in Charleston where ETSU split the Saturday Twin Bill and dropped the series at The Citadel, the last-place team in the Red division.

Projected Pitching Match-Up: 
Game 1: WCU – Soph. RHP Zebby Matthews (5-1, 2.92) vs. ETSU – RHP So. Hunter Loyd (4-2, 2.92) Game 2: WCU – R-Jr. RHP Ryan Mitschele (3-2, 5.13) vs. ETSU – LHP Jr. Colby Stuart (4-1, 2.98) Game 3: WCU – Jr. RHP Tristen Campbell (2-0, 4.30) vs. ETSU – RHP Jr. Nathanial Tate (3-3, 4.22)