Tyler White recalled to Astros; Korey Anderson inks deal with Padres
Bryson Bowman headlines on the first team, four on second team
WCU posted a regular season runner-up finish
Loss marks final game for 11 Catamount seniors
WCU to face UNCG/Samford loser at 4 pm on Thursday
2017 (Senior): Made a team-high 30 appearances out of the bullpen, tossing 43.2 relief innings ... His 30 appearances ranked tied for the 15th-most in a single-season in school history ... Finished the year 0-2 overall while securing a team-best five saves, posting his career single-season low ERA of 3.92 ... Finished with 46 strikeouts on the year while limiting opponents to a career-low batting average against at .265 ... Recorded strikeouts in 26 of his 30 appearances including two-or-more in 17 appearances ... Picked up his first save of the season on opening weekend in WCU's road win over the defending national champion, Coastal Carolina (Feb. 18), striking out two in an inning and two-thirds ... Three of his five saves came in Southern Conference play.
2016 (Junior): Made 18 appearances on the season including six starts and 12 out of the bullpen ... Finished the year with a 1-4 overall record with his collegiate save coming in the conference tournament ... Struck out 43 batters against 27 walks in 42.2 innings of work for a 1.6 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Recorded strikeouts in 12 of her 16 appearances ... Recorded 35 fly ball outs and 38 ground outs including six double plays ... Posted an ERA of 9.49 with a 2.27 WHIP ... Missed just under a month of the season due to an oblique injury -- upon his return, tossed 3.2 innings with six strikeouts at Clemson (April 12) ... Matched a career-long with seven innings pitched at Furman (May 8), striking out a season-best seven ... Selected to the SoCon All-Tournament Team for his performances in WCU's championship run ... In Greenville, S.C., made three relief appearances, tossing 8.2 combined innings with 13 strikeouts ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.; Summer League: Returned to the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Blues of the California Collegiate League for a second season ... Six of his 10 summer appearances were starts, posting a 5-2 record and a 3.95 ERA through 38.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 48 batters against just 12 walks ... Pitched five-or-more innings in five of his summer appearances including pitching six-or-more innings three times ... Recorded a summer-high nine strikeouts and twice posted eight Ks ... Was named to the 2016 All-California Collegiate League (CCL) team following the summer.2015 (Sophomore): Made 16 appearances including 10 starts and six out of the bullpen ... Was transitioned from reliever into a starting role, making his first collegiate start in nonconference play in game two of a doubleheader against Holy Cross (March 7), allowing five runs on four hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout in an inning and two thirds ... Ranked second on the team with 62.0 innings pitched collectively, striking out 60 against 37 walks ... 26 of his K's were looking ranking him tied for fifth in the SoCon ... Recorded 60 fly ball outs and 58 ground outs, inducing four double plays ... Tossed a career-long seven innings three times including in winning-effort at UNCG (March 21) and against Wofford (April 5), as well as in a no-decision in game two of a twin bill against VMI (May 15) ... Fanned a career-high nine in the starting role against The Citadel (March 29), pitching just 4.1 innings ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll; Summer League: Pitched for the San Luis Obispo Blues in the California Collegiate League ... Earned team player of the game accolades once during the summer ... Named a California Collegiate League All-Star, pitching one inning in the all-star game for the North squad ... Posted a 4-2 record with seven of his eight appearances coming as starts ... Finished the summer with a 2.34 ERA, allowing 21 runs with just 11 earned ... Struck out 22 batters against 12 walks ... Of the 38 hits allowed, only nine went for extra bases with just one home run.
2014 (Freshman): Made eight appearances, all out of the bullpen ... Finished with a 4.32 ERA and a 1-0 record, tossing 8.1 relief innings ... Of the 10 hits he allowed, two went for extra bases ... Made his collegiate debut against La Salle (March 2), tossing two thirds of an inning ... Recorded his first collegiate strikeout in a career-long, three-inning appearance against nationally-ranked Clemson (April 23) ... Recorded his first career victory in relief in the home sweep of Appalachian State (May 2), striking out two in an inning and a third out of the pen ... Struck out two against Wake Forest (April 30); Summer League: Pitched with the Alexandria (Va.) Aces of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League ... Appeared in 11 games with three starts, tossing 32.0 innings with one complete game ... Finished with a 3-3 record and a save, tallying a 4.50 ERA ... Struck out 25 batters against 15 walks.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year, varsity letter winner on the diamond ... Finished with a 9-4 overall career record on the mound including five saves ... Also hit seven career home runs... Earned first team all-region and all-county accolades as a senior after being a preseason Louisville Slugger All-America Honorable Mention ... Also played football as a prep, helping his high school win the Georgia state championship as a junior with a perfect 15-0 record.
Personal: Full name is Korey Lee Anderson ... Is the son of Joe and Kathy Anderson ... Has two sisters, Katie and Krista.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 7.0, four times: MR - at Furman (5/8/16)
Strikeouts: 9, THE CITADEL (3/29/15)
Walks: 6, twice: MR - MERCER (4/29/16)