Catamounts to face archrival Appalachian State in an elimination game Friday at 3 pm
Catamounts take Sunday twinbill to secure 12th seasonal crown in school history
Five post multiple-hit nights, WCU collects eight extra base hits
Jacob Hoyle drives in game-winning run on eighth inning single
Five of WCU's 12 hits went for extra bases in series sweep
Western Carolina defeated the Furman Paladins, 9-2, Saturday afternoon en route to winning its fourth SoCon series of the season
2013 (Senior): Made 17 appearances including three starts on the mound, finishing with a 0-3 record and a 6.18 ERA ... Was a key left-handed relief pitcher for the Catamount staff ... Surrendered 34 hits in 27.2 innings of work with only nine going for extra base hits, all doubles ... Allowed 23 runs, only 19 of which were earned while striking out 24 against just eight walks ... Recorded two-or-more strikeouts in seven outings ... Recorded a putout and three fielding assists ... Made seven appearances in SoCon play, all out of the bullpen, tossing eight innings ... Limited conference batters to just a .212 batting average against ... Made his first appearance of the season on opening weekend, tossing two-thirds of an inning against Pac-12 foe, Washington State (Feb. 16) ... His first of three starts on the season came at Fluor Field in early-season tournament action against Cincinnati (Feb. 24) ... Struck out a season-high four three times including at Davidson (March 9), at UNC Asheville (April 3) and against nationally-ranked Clemson (April 9) ... Tossed a season-long five innings against the Tigers in the latter.
2012 (Junior): Made 16 appearances on the mound including three starts, posting a 4-2 overall record ... Pitched 36.2 innings on the season with a 4.91 ERA, finishing with 24 strikeouts against only eight walks ... Went 1-1 as a starting pitcher with an ERA of 4.24, striking out 12 batters with just two walks ... Only allowed two extra base hits as a starting pitcher ... Finished 3-1 as a reliever with 13 appearances out of the bullpen ... Made his first career start at WCU in the home win over East Tennessee State (March 7), limiting the Bucs to two runs on six hits with a career-high six strikeouts in a career-high tying six innings of work ... Matched his career-long with six innings at home against UNC Greensboro (March 25), scattering eight hits and five runs in the loss ... Scored both wins as WCU took the conference road series at Elon, throwing two-thirds of a frame to win on May 5 and two and a third innings on May 6, holding the Phoenix to two runs on two hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout.
Prior to Western Carolina: Earned first team all-conference accolades as a sophomore while also being dubbed first team All-Northern California ... Recorded 45 strikeouts in 77.2 innings pitched with a 4-2 overall record and one save ... In two seasons of junior college, only allowed one extrabase hit; At Petaloma HS: Was a three-time All-League selection during his final three years of high school, also picking up All-Empire honors during the same span.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan Joseph Nadale ... Is the son of Marc and Cindy Nadale ... His father was an All-American baseball player at San Francisco State ... Has a younger sister, Allison.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 6.0 twice (MR: UNC GREENSBORO 3/25/12)
Strikeouts: 6, EAST TENNESSEE STATE (3/7/12)
Walks: 3, at UNC Asheville (4/3/13)