Monday, May 10, 2021

Up Next: Wofford (final home series)


The Terriers will travel to Cullowhee to face the Catamounts for Western's final three-game home series this weekend. The Terriers are coming off a sweep of the Citadel Bulldogs, placing them firmly in second place in the Red Division. 

When: Friday & Saturday, Apr 14 & 15, 2021
Time:  Friday at 4 pm, Sat. DH at 2 pm
Where: Hennon Stadium, Cullowhee, NC
TV/video: none
Live Stats:  WCU Live stats
Wofford Fan Message Board: Wofford Fans

Head Coach: Todd Interdonato - head coach in his 14th season - 350 career wins
Alma Mater: UNC Asheville
2021 UT Baseball Record: 30-16 overall, 17-7 SoCon, 19-5 home, 11-11 away, 0-0 neutral
2020 UT Baseball Record: 14-3 overall, 0-0 SoCon, 13-2 home, 1-1 away, 0-0 neutral

The Series: The Cats are 70-22 overall against Wofford, and have lost the last series played in Spartanburg, but won the last game of the series preventing the sweep.  The Cats are 38-11 in games played in Cullowhee.

Wofford was picked to finish 3d in both preseason polls, and Hayes Heinecke, Jr. was selected as the preseason pitcher of the year.  Junior shortstop Matty Brown, senior outfielder Colin Davis, & senior designated hitter Lawson Hill, were 1st team all-conference selections and junior 1st baseman John Dempsey was named to the second team. 

In the 2021 season, the team returns four starters in the field along with 13 pitchers ... Overall 26 players returned to the team with 17 newcomers. Wofford is currently in the top 20 nationally in walks (14th), stolen bases (5th), sacrifice bunts (16th), stolen bases per game (14th) and walked allowed per nine innings (12th). Individually Lawson Hill is ranked in doubles (6th) and Jack Renwick is 17th in stolen bases.

Wofford is currently in the top 30 in walks (10th), stolen bases (2nd), sacrifice bunts (5th), on base percentage (26th), doubles (22nd), and stolen bases per game (4th).  

Series Projected Pitching Match-Ups:
Gm 1: WCU – RHP Jack Snyder (0-0, 4.91) vs. WOF – RHP Josh Vitus (2-3, 7.21)
Gm 2: WCU – RHP Tristen Campbell (2-1, 5.32) vs. WOF – RHP Devon Sharts (0-0, 5.11)
Gm 3: WCU – RHP Gavin Mortenson (2-0, 4.88) vs. WOF – RHP Elliot Carney (5-2, 2.66)