Weekend Series - The Citadel May 10, 2023 17:28:11 GMT -5
Post by The Cats on May 10, 2023 17:28:11 GMT -5
The Cats host The Citadel Bulldogs for the final conference series for Western, as well as the last three home games in Cullowhee this season, as the Cats go on the road for the final four out-of-conference games prior to the SoCon Championship to be held at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC.
Who: The Citadel Bulldogs
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday -May 12, 13, 14
Time: 5 pm, 2 pm, 1 pm
Where: Childress Field, Cullowhee, NC
-announcer: Daniel Hooker (PxP)
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Location: Charleston, SC
Colors: Blue & White
Message Board: The Citadel Independent Sports
This year's Bulldog record: 21-23 overall, 18-13 home, 3-10 away, 0-0 neutral, 6-9 SoCon
Head Coach: Tony Skole, enters his fifth season as the Bulldogs’ head coach.
Record at The Citadel: 79-153 (5th Season)
Overall Record: 645-748-1 (26)
The Series: Stretching back to 1971, the Cats own a 96-69 record with the Bulldogs, and are 85-57 in Southern Conference play. The Cats hold a 52-25 record for games between the two teams played in Cullowhee. Western is also 8-2 in the last 10 games played between the two teams, and was ridding an 8 game win streak against the Bulldogs, until they lost the final game of last season's series in Charleston.
The Bulldogs were picked to finish 8th in the coaches preseason poll and 7th by the media, with no players selected for preseason honors. At this point in the season, the Bulldogs are tied for 6th place with ETSU going into this weekend's game. The Bulldogs are batting an overall .286 at this point in the season and have 5 players hitting over .300 as of this date. Led by Travis Lott at .349, followed by Noah Mitchell at .325; Thomas Rollauer .323; Crosby Jones .310; and Sawyer Reeves at .302.
It's important to note that the Bulldogs have only won three games away from Charleston.
Projected Pitching Match-up:
Game 1 – Friday, May 12 | 5:00 pm
CIT – RHP Cameron Reeves (7-4, 3.31 ERA; 11 app., 11 GS, 68.0 IP, 58K, 27BB)
WCU – RHP Gavin Mortenson (0-4, 7.7.12 ERA; 20 app., 2 GS, 36.2 IP, 28K, 15BB)
Game 2 – Saturday, May 13 | 2:00 pm
CIT – RHP Sam Swygert (4-2, 3.62 ERA; 14 app., 9 GS, 54.2 IP, 52K, 20BB)
WCU – LHP Kyle Riesselmann (1-3, 8.14 ERA; 11 app., 10 GS, 42.0 IP, 33K, 11BB)
Game 3 – Sunday, May 14 | 1:00 pm
CIT – TBD
WCU – TBD