Golden Flashes score four-unanswered runs in final two frames in win
Spencer Holcomb leads WCU with three hits, Luke Robinson with two in loss
Game three of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 2 pm
WCU senior nominated for award given to top catcher in NCAA Div. I
WCU returns home for five-straight home games beginning Tuesday
2016 (Sophomore): Played in 40 games on the season with 13 starts including six behind the plate and seven as the designated hitter ... Posted a .267 batting average, finishing 20-for-75 with 14 runs scored ... Had five multiple hit games including three, two-hit games and a pair of three-hit outings ... Posted two RBI in three games, finishing with 13 RBI on the year ... Was plunked a total of seven times... Had a four-game hit streak at the end of February into early March ... Had a career day with a 3-for-5 outing at Kansas State (March 20), including legging out a career-best two doubles ... Went 3-for-3 with a HBP against Samford (April 17) ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Summer: Played in 22 games with 16 starts for the Martinsville Mustaings of the Coastal Plaing League ... Ranked fourth on the team with a .298 batting average (17 hits in 57 at bats) ... Collected two doubles and a pair of home runs, driving in seven runs ... Threw out four would-be base stealers behind the plate.
2015 (Freshman): Saw action in 24 games making 13 starts, each coming behind the plate ... ... Also made a couple appearances in the outfield during the season ... Batted .222 with 10 hits in 45 plate appearances ... Five of his 10 hits went for extra bases with three doubles and two home runs ... Had five multiple RBI games including four, two-RBI outings ... Recorded two, three-game hitting streaks ... Collected his first collegiate base hit with a two-RBI single into left field in game one of a doubleheader against Purdue (Feb. 14) ... Tallied his first career extra base hit with a double at UNCG (March 20) ... Homered twice in the road series at Samford ... Hit his first career home run on a two-run shot to straight-away centerfield in the second inning of game two against Samford (May 9) ... Hit a game-tying solo home run in game two against the Bulldogs (May 10) ... Drove home a career-high three runs on a 1-for-3 outing at Tennessee Tech (May 11), collecting one on a sacrifice fly and two on a fifth-inning double ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time All-Central Piedmont Conference selection ... Finished second in school history for career base hits ... Boasted a .560 on-base percentage as a high school sophomore to set the school record ... Participated in the 2012 PowerAde state games.
Personal: Full name is Spencer Steven Holcomb ... Is the son of Tony and Susan Holcomb ... Has an older sister, Nicole.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 5, eight times (MR - at Ball State (5/13/17)
Hits: 4, twice (MR: THE CITADEL (3/31/17)
Runs: 3, twice (MR: at ETSU, 4/9/17)
Doubles: 2, twice (MR: vs. Marshall (2/25/17)
Home Runs: 1, 15 times (MR - at Ball State, 5/14/17)
RBI: 4, VMI (4/21/17
Walks: 2, at ETSU (4/9/17)
Hitting Streak: 5 games, twice (MR: 4/21/17 - 5/6/17)