30  Tristan Baker
Tristan  Baker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Hopewell HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
LHP


04/22/2017

Catamounts Get Offensive in SoCon Series Sweep of Keydets

Head coach Bobby Moranda became WCU’s all-time winningest head coach

04/20/2017

Western Carolina Baseball Hosts VMI in Mid-Season SoCon Match-Up

Catamounts look to halt four-game slide against visiting Keydets

04/14/2017

WCU Rallies to Force Extra Innings; Falls to Furman in 10, 8-7

Seven hitters post multi-hit games for Catamounts in 16-hit outing

04/13/2017

Catamounts, Paladins Face-Off on the SoCon Baseball Diamond

Red-hot WCU enters purple showdown riding seven-game win streak

04/10/2017

Catamount Diamond Notes: Weekly Wrap-Up, April 10

WCU carries six-game win streak into play this week

2016 (Freshman): Made nine appearances on the mound with seven starts in his rookie season ... Finished with a 5.19 ERA over 34.2 innings pitched, striking out 21 with 18 walks ... Recorded a strikeout in each of his nine seasonal appearances ... Missed the last month-plus of the season with an elbow injury to his pitching arm ... Made his collegiate debut against UL-Monroe (Feb. 28) with his first collegiate start coming against Niagara (March 2) in game two of a home nonconference double-header ... Credited with his first career win in the 10-2 victory over the Purple Eagles ... Named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week on March 21 after securing a victory and a save -- tossed two-thirds of an inning in a home win over Gardner-Webb (March 16) and tallied a victory at Kansas State (March 20), tossing a career-long seven innings with a career-high six strikeouts ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.; Summer League: Expected to pitch for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plains League.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time All-Mecka 4-A conference selection ... Was a second team All-Observer selection as an outfielder ... Twice played in the Powerade State Games ... Compiled a 10-4 record as a prep with one save, finishing with a 1.09 ERA over 102 innings ... Struck out 125 batters over his final two seasons while issuing just 26 walks ... Was a career .330 batter with nine doubles, a triple, and 26 RBI ... Added 14 stolen bases ... Played for coach Chet Greeson at Hopewell HS.

Personal: Full name is Tristan Webb Baker ... Is the son of Eddie and Chrys Baker ... Has three siblings: Noel, Lexie and Destin ... His uncle, Mike Eppley, played baseball at Clemson.

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Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 7.0, at Kansas State (3/20/16)
Strikeouts: 6, at Kansas State (3/20/16)
Walks: 4, at Georgia Tech (3/6/16)

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