WCU to host Presbyterian, visit Mercer to conclude regular season
Cardinals out-hit Catamounts 14-to-8, hold WCU scoreless final five frames
WCU won first game 10-7; dropped finale, 18-3
Games scheduled for 6 pm Friday/Saturday, 2 pm on Sunday
WCU to host Wofford this weekend following final exams
WCU Student-Athletes Visit Mission Children's Hospital and Participate in Sylva Christmas Parade
WCU versus The Citadel Game One
2015 (Sophomore): Made 19 appearances on the year including nine starts, moving from the bullpen into the weekend rotation midway through the season ... Tossed 61.1 innings while allowing 44 runs, 33 of which were earned (fourth-fewest allowed in the SoCon), on 66 hits, the second fewest hits allowed by a regular pitcher in the SoCon ... Led the Catamount pitching staff and ranked tied for ninth in the league with 72 strikeouts ... Averaged 10.57 strikeouts per nine innings, tallying at least one K in each of his nine starts and posted strikeouts in all but one seasonal appearance ... Recorded 40 fly ball outs with 65 ground outs, second-most on the team ... Limited opponents to a .274 batting average against, ninth in the SoCon ... Named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week after striking out a career-high 11 in six scoreless relief innings against Purdue (Feb. 14) ... Made his first collegiate start mid-week against Presbyterian, tossing two innings while allowing one unearned run on three hits with a strikeout.
2014 (Freshman): Made nine relief appearances, tossing 5.2 innings on the season ... Recorded four strikeouts against nine walks ... Allowed six hits including one for extra bases ... Made his collegiate debut against second-ranked Mississippi State (Feb. 15), throwing an inning against the Bulldogs with one walk ... Posted his first collegiate strikeouts in game one of a doubleheader against Rider (March 15) ... Tossed a career-long two innings out of the bullpen in WCU's extra inning road win at Winthrop (April 15). Summer League: Pitched for the Newark (N.Y.) Pilots of the Perfect Game Collegiate League ... Saw action in nine games with five starts and a save ... Threw one complete game in a 7-2 victory on July 10, striking out eight against one walk while surrendering two runs on just eight hits in the CG ... Posted a 3-1 record with a 2.27 ERA on the summer in 35.2 innings ... Struck out 32 batters against 17 walks, allowing just 11 runs - nine of which were earned.
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year varsity letter winner and a three-time all-conference selection ... Earned CAP-8 Conference Pitcher of the Year accolades as a senior, posting a 6-1 record with a 0.40 ERA ... Struck out 90 batters against 20 walks through 61 innings of work ... Picked up all-state plaudits in his final season ... Set a school records for consecutive game hitting streak at 22, putouts by an outfielder and appearances in a single-season.
Personal: Full name is Brian Joseph Nobles, but goes by B.J. ... Is the son of Gary and Jill Nobles ... Has a brother, Daniel ... His father, Gary, played college basketball at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 8.2, vs. Mercer - SoCon (5/29/16)
Strikeouts: 11, PURDUE-1 (2/14/15)
Walks: 6, FURMAN (4/17/15)