Cats with bats take the wins

The Western Carolina Catamounts baseball rises against the Niagara Purple Eagles in a mid-week doubleheader.

Bryson Bowman slides into home plate. Photo by Becca Ross.

Bryson Bowman slides into home plate. Photo by Becca Ross.

Junior pitcher, Dillon Bray got the victory for the first game (17-4) with help from senior Colton Davis and freshman Jake Moebius.

In game two, junior pitcher Chad Mabini picked up the second victory (10-2) with help from relief pitcher, freshman Tristan Baker, who made his first collegiate start. Sophomores, Dylan Biumi, Corey Sikes and senior Jonathan Waszak took the mound to finish off the last two innings.

“We threw the ball a lot better than we did in last weeks games. We were mentally and physically prepared and just ready to roll,” said Corey Sikes, sophomore pitcher.

Standout hitters were juniors Matt Smith and Bryson Bowman, who had home runs and Seniors Danny Bermudez and Kramer Ferrell helped get more runs up on the board.

“The pitchers got ahead early and stayed consistent in the zone. Our hitters had more timely at bats which helped us offensively,” said Kramer Ferrell, senior outfielder.

WCU will have another home game March 8 at 4 p.m. against Presbyterian College.