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
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)