Catamounts look to bounce back against No. 6 ETSU Friday at 3:30 pm
WCU continues Kentucky road swing Wednesday at Morehead State
WCU to play back-to-back games in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Catamounts homer three times in series finale
Spencer Holcomb, Justin Sparks both collect four-hit games
WCU versus The Citadel Game Two
2016 (Sophomore): Tied for the second-most mound appearances on the season with 23, each coming out of the bullpen ... Tossed a combined 28.1 innings with a 6.99 ERA and a 0-1 overall record ... Averaged 1.23 innings per appearance on the year ... Recorded 35 fly ball outs and 19 ground outs ... Struck out a career-high six batters in three-innings of work in a road win at Wofford (April 2), securing his first career save ... Lone loss of the year came in extra inning road loss at Clemson (April 12); Summer League: Pitched for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plains League ... Made seven relief appearances, tossing 11 total innings with a 9.82 ERA and a 0-1 record ... Struck out eight against five walks.
2015 (Freshman): Ranked second on the team with 23 appearances including a pair of starts ... Finished the year with a 8.13 ERA with a 1-1 record ... Only 14 of the 41 hits he allowed went for extra bases ... Struck out 23 against just nine walks ... Made his collegiate debut against Wake Forest (Feb. 21) in the Hughes Bros. Challenge in Wilmington, tossing two thirds of an inning recording his first career strikeout ... Scored his first career victory in relief in game one of a doubleheader against Holy Cross (March 7) ... Made his first of two starts against Kennesaw State (March 18), pitching a career-long 4.2 innings in a no-decision of a 5-4 WCU victory ... Other seasonal start came at home against the Clemson Tigers (March 24) ... Struck out a career-high four twice including the start against KSU and in relief at Liberty (March 13); Summer League: Played for the Woodstock River Bandits in the Valley Baseball League ... Ranked second on the team among the regulars with a .308 batting average, collecting 41 hits including six doubles and four triples ... Had 13 multi-hit games including four, three-hit outings ... Drove in 19 runs while scoring 27 in helping the squad to the VBL playoffs ... Struck out 28 times with 18 walks and eight HBPs. Summer League: Pitched 16 games in relief, posting a 3-3 record and a 4.58 ERA for the SBA Bones in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League ... Tossed 17.2 innings, striking out 19 against 11 walks ... His team won all but four of the games in which he pitched.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a two-time All-Southern Carolina Conference selection while also twice earning all-county accolades ... In his junior season, earned the Cy Young Award on the North Carolina 2-A State Championship squad, posting an 11-0 record on the mound as the team compiled a 33-3 overall mark ... Tallied a 1.96 ERA with 76 strikeouts as a junior ... As a senior, went 8-3 in helping guide his squad to a North Carolina 3-A State Championship appearance and runner-up finish.
Personal: Full name is Corey Michael Sikes ... Is the son of Mike and Lisa Sikes ... Has two younger brothers, Cody and Chad.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 4.2, twice (MR: at Kennesaw State, 5/8/17)
Strikeouts: 6, at Wofford (4/2/16)
Walks: 3, SAVANNAH STATE (4/26/17)