Monday, April 4, 2022

vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

After a seven-game road swing, the Catamounts return to Cullowhee for a midweek game against Big South foe Gardner-Webb and the final warm-up for the Cats before conference play tips off this weekend for the Cats

Who: Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
When: Wednesday (April 6)
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Hennon Stadium, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: none
TV/Video: none
Live Stats: WCU live stats
Nickname: Runnin' Bulldogs
Colors: Scarlet and black
Conference: Big South Conference

The Series: The Cats own a 16-9-1 record against the Runnin' Bulldogs and are 7-5-1 in games played in Cullowhee. The Cats have won the last two games in the series, breaking a 4 game skid against the Bulldogs.

Head Coach: Jim Chester is in his third year as the head coach of the Gardner-Webb baseball team after taking over the program in June 2019. Chester led Gardner-Webb to 29 wins in 2021, his first full season at the helm. That included a 27-13 mark and a tie for second place in the Big South Conference standings, Gardner-Webb's highest finish ever since joining the league prior to the 2009 season. 

Chester's record vs. WCU: 0-1
Moranda's record vs. GWU: 9-5-1

GWU's 2022 record: 10-18 overall, 9-11 home, 1-7 away, 0-0 neutral, 1-5 Big South
GWU's 2021 record: 29-23 overall, 16-9 home, 12-12 away, 1-2 neutral, 27-13 Big South

The Runnin' Bulldogs were picked 5th in the 11 team Big South preseason poll. GWU is coming off a three-game sweep in Boiling Springs by Campbell and the Dogs have lost 8 of their last 9 games.  The team is hitting an average of .236 over 29 games

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