Sunday, April 18, 2021

Up Next: Wake Forest

Wake Forest travels to Cullowhee on Tuesday, for the WCU home portion of a home and home baseball series originally scheduled by the two schools. The first game scheduled earlier this season was to be played in Winston-Salem and was canceled. This will be the 13th meeting between the two teams on the diamond, with both teams having won 6 games each in the series.   

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6:00 pm 
Where: Hennon Stadium, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: none
TV/video:  ESPN+
Live StatsWCU Live stats
Conference: ACC
Mascot: Demon Deacon
WF Fan Message Board: Old Gold and Black Board

Head Coach: Tom Walter - head coach at WF since June 2009 -
Walter's Record   
723-607 overall
Alma Mater: Georgetown, 1991

Walter's record vs. WCU:  3-2
Moranda's record vs. WF:  2-3
2021 WF Baseball Record: 12-17 overall, 6-14 ACC, 6-9 home, 6-8 away, 0-0 neutral
2020 WF Baseball Record: 10-8 overall, 1-2 conf., 10-4 home, 0-4 away, 3-0 neutral

The Series: The Cats are 6-6 overall against the Demon Deacons, and are 2-2 in the last 4 games played.  The Cats are 1-1 in games played in Cullowhee and are 5-5 in games played in Winston-Salem vs. Wake Forest. 

The Deacons were picked to finish 5th in the Atlantic Division of the ACC.  Currently, WF is 12th in team batting, hitting .240 as a team. Wake Forest comes to Cullowhee having dropped two-straight in ACC play at Duke over the weekend. The Demon Deacons have lost eight of their last 11 games with the three victories coming at Louisville, at Appalachian State, and the opener over Duke, last Friday. Wake is batting .243 collectively as a team with two starters – Lucas Costello (.318) and Brock Wilken (.301) – batting over .300.

Projected Pitching Match-Up: 
WCU – Fr. RHP #44 Carson Lowder (0-0, 4.97) vs. WAKE – Fr. RHP #40 Reed Mascolo (2-1, 1.40)

SoCon Standings:
Samford  12-3 SoCon, 22-14 
ETSU      7-8 SoCon, 17-16 
VMI        5-10 SoCon, 9-20 
UNCG    3-12 SoCon, 15-19 

WCU        8-3 SoCon, 20-9 
Wofford  10-5 SoCon, 21-13 
Mercer     8-4 SoCon, 20-15 
Citadel     3-11 SoCon, 11-20