Feb. 18, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C. - Due to the threat of impending inclement weather, Western Carolina baseball announces a schedule change moving the game with Wake Forest originally scheduled for Tuesday to Wednesday (Feb. 20) afternoon at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.
Unfavorable forecasts for Western North Carolina on Tuesday prompted officials at WCU to find a way to adjust and accommodate the nonconference date with the Demon Deacons. With only one mid-week game for both squads this early in the season, the decision was made to move the game to Wednesday afternoon.
Due to the home basketball game against the College of Charleston (7 pm, Ramsey Center), the only live coverage of Wednesday's baseball game will be through GameTracker, online through CatamountSports.com.
Wake Forest comes to Cullowhee with a 3-1 record after scoring two wins over Alcorn State and one over Louisiana-Monroe in Monroe, La., on Opening Weekend. Wake was picked fourth in the ACC's Atlantic Division, one spot behind another WCU seasonal opponent, Clemson.
Western Carolina (2-1) earned its seventh-straight Opening Weekend series victory by taking 2-of-3 from Pac-12 foe, Washington State, in Cullowhee. The Catamounts got a career-high 13 strikeouts from sophomore RHP Jeremy Null in winning the season opener for a fifth-straight season, 8-5, last Friday. WCU took the series by capitalizing on seven Cougar miscues in the field for a 15-10 victory on Saturday with the visitors salvaging a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon.
WCU is expected to start senior LHP Adam Curtis (5-2, 4.65 ERA in 2012) against the Deacs on Wednesday.