Bouncing back after Clemson

Brendan Nail after striking out Clemson’s Seth Beer.
Photo by Becca Ross.

The Catamounts return home for opening weekend in Cullowhee on Friday Feb. 24 with the first pitch against Marshall at 4 p.m.

Western Carolina is coming back from their lost battle against the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina on Wednesday. This was the first time visiting Clemson since losing to them in June, 2016 in the Regional tournament .

The game was in favor of the Catamounts when sophomore pitcher, Tristan Baker went through 5 innings and Brendan Nail came in to relief pitch.

“Falling behind in the counts on the defensive side and not ever getting a big inning hitting wise was the biggest challenge of this game,” said senior outfielder, Bryson Bowman. “We had chances to drive in more runs than we already did and we have to do a better job feeling up the zone to close out good teams like them.”

On the offensive side of things, Matthew Koehler, Brett Pope and Nobu Suzuki all got ahead early in the game and stayed hot throughout the whole game.

The home first opening weekend series against Marshall will have prizes for the first people in the stadium each day.

Come support the Catamounts at 4 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday!