GREENVILLE, SC (WIAT) – Top-seed Western Carolina (39-18) showed why they’re number one on Wednesday’s opening round of the SoCon Baseball Tournament. The Catamounts knocked off No.8 seed Samford (27-29) 13-7 to drop the Bulldogs to the loser’s bracket.
Western Carolina matched their season high in home runs (5), set less than a week ago in a 23-5 win over App State. The Bulldogs now will face No.5 seed App State in an elimination game at 9 am Thursday.
Samford’s Patrick McGavin went 4-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. Zeth Stone, Phillip Ervin and Drew McWhorter had two hits and an RBI each for Samford.