Aaron Attaway, Julian Ridings and Dykota Spiess plate three runs apiece in win
WCU plays three nonconference games this week
Aaron Attaway homered, Tyler White doubles home run in win
Catamounts hit four home runs to rally past the Runnin' Bulldogs
WCU hosts Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern this week in Cullowhee
Western Carolina baseball took down the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Wednesday night at Childress Field/Hennon Stadium, 7-2.
2013 (Senior): Made nine appearances on the year including six starts, all coming during mid-week action ... Posted a 3-1 record on the season, posting victories over Wake Forest (Feb. 20) and two over Kennesaw State (April 23 and May 1) ... Struck out 25 batters against 12 walks ... Posted strikeouts in seven of his nine appearances ... Tallied three fielding assists off the mound ... Pitched 28.0 innings in his six starts, posting a 4.50 ERA with 23 strikeouts and 10 walks ... Earned Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades on Feb. 25 following WCU's 7-2 home win over Wake Forest, recording a career-high eight strikeouts ... Retired the first five batters he faced including two K's in the first inning ... Scattered four hits through his six innings of work against the Demon Deacons, working around a walk ... Issued four walks in 3.1 innings of work against UNC Asheville (April 2).
2012 (Junior): Saw action in 16 games including starting nine games mid-week for the Catamounts, posting a 5-2 record - all but two of his decisions on the year came as a starter ... His five wins were third on the team in 2012 ... Threw 50.1 innings on the season to rank fifth on the squad, finishing with a 4.65 ERA ... Struck out 26 batters against 23 walks and four hit batters ... Limited opponents to just a .290 batting average against ... Posted a 4-1 record as a starter, striking out 18 batters with a 4.06 ERA ... Scored a mid-week victory over eighth-ranked Georgia (February 29), tossing 6.2 innings with three walks and two strikeouts in the 5-3 road win in Athens ... In his very next start, scored the home win over Duke (March 6) by tossing a career-long seven innings and striking out a career-best five ... Picked up his fourth victory of the year in relief as a part of WCU's three-game sweep of Furman (April 15), striking out four in 3.1 relief innings; Summer League: Played for the Waynesboro Generals in the Valley League during the summer of 2012 ... Made eight starts on the season, tossing 46.1 innings ... Finished with a 4.08 ERA and a 3-1 record ... Struck out 27 batters against 14 walks ... Only nine of the 51 hits allowed on the summer were for extra bases ... Limited opponents to a .280 batting average against.
2011 (Sophomore): Pitched in 12 games on the season including five starts with seven relief appearances ... Tossed 21.1 innings on the year finishing with a 1-4 overall record and a 9.70 ERA ... Struck out 13 batters against 10 walks ... Pitched a career-long 6.2 innings in scoring his first victory of the year at Kennesaw State (3/15), striking out a career-best four ... Scattered seven base hits through 6.2 innings while limiting the Owls to one run in the win ... Five of his first six appearances on the year were in the starting role while the final six times he threw came out of the bullpen.
2010 (Freshman): Appeared 11 times out of the WCU bullpen, tossing a combined seven innings with a 2-0 record and an overall ERA of 9.00 ... Made his collegiate debut at Gardner-Webb, allowing a double to his first batter faced ... Bounced back to throw a career-long 2.2 innings against SIU-Edwardsville, scattering three runs on six hits with a walk in picking up his first collegiate victory ... Tallied his first career strikeout at Appalachian State ... Twice fanned a career-best two, both coming against SoCon foes at home, Wofford and Furman ... WCU won seven of the 11 games in which he appeared ... Played summer baseball with the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate League, joining classmate Bryant Noteboom.
High School: Earned numerous awards at T.C. Roberson High School under coach Donnie Suttles in Arden, N.C. ... Named three-time Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year after helping lead T.C. Roberson to two conference titles and three playoff apperances ... Earned two Conference Pitcher of the Year honors at T.C. Roberson.
Personal: Full name is Adam Franklin Curtis ... Son of Frank and Mary Curtis.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 7.0, DUKE (3/6/12)
Strikeouts: 8, WAKE FOREST (2/20/13)
Walks: 4, UNC ASHEVILLE (4/2/13)
Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 4.2, twice (3/15/11) & (4/23/13)