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SCHEDULE CHANGE - WCU, The Citadel Match-up Moved to 5 pm

Aaron Attaway is congratulated after his game-winning hit against The Citadel during the 2013 regular season.

May 22, 2013

Greenville, S.C. - Due to the thunderstorms and heavy rain that moved through the Upstate of South Carolina on Wednesday night, Southern Conference officials have been forced to make multiple schedule changes to the second day schedule of the 2013 conference baseball championship.

Among the changes, top-seeded Western Carolina's game against the fourth-seed The Citadel has been moved to 5:00 pm at Fluor Field.

Weather forced the postponement of the final game of Wednesday's opening round between No. 2 seed College of Charleston and No. 7 seed Georgia Southern. That game has been moved to 10:00 am on Thursday at Fluor Field. The winner will advance to play Furman at 8:30 pm while the loser will play its second game 45 minutes after the conclusion of its first game against Elon.

Other changes include the Samford-Appalachian State game originally scheduled for 10:00 am on Thursday moving from Fluor Field to Furman's Latham Stadium and take place at 3:00 pm. Additionally, the winner's bracket will flip, putting The Citadel vs. Western Carolina at 5:00 pm followed by Furman vs. the CofC-GSU winner at 8:30 pm.

Only one game remains as originally scheduled, with the loser of the CofC-GSU game facing No. 3 seed Elon at 1:30 p.m.

Be sure to check for further updates.

Top-seeded Western Carolina and No. 4 seed The Citadel meet in the second round at the 2013 Southern Conference Baseball Championship at Fluor Field on Thursday evening. The two winningest programs in conference history with a combined 17 tournament titles apiece are scheduled to play at 5:00 pm.

Fans are encouraged to check or for any weather-related schedule changes that would also affect the broadcast air time. Thursday game, as well as every other game WCU plays in the SoCon Tournament, will be broadcast by the Catamount Sports Network and broadcast online at

The Last Meeting
The Citadel (Gm 1 of DH)4
Western Carolina5
March 30, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C.
Baseball Splits Saturday Doubleheader, Wins SoCon Series
Western Carolina split Saturday's Southern Conference doubleheader as Aaron Attaway delivered a walk-off hit in the ninth inning to give the Catamounts a 5-4 victory in game one before The Citadel rallied to take the night cap by the same margin.



Western Carolina (39-18) advanced into the winner's bracket after defeating No. 8 Samford, 13-7, in game two while The Citadel (33-24) used a walk-off home run by All-SoCon catcher Joe Jackson in the bottom of the ninth to push fifth-seeded Appalachian State into the consolation bracket. The Mountaineers used a Hector Crespo two-run home run in the top of the ninth to knot the first day of the tournament at five apiece to set-up Jackson's heroics in the bottom of the frame.

The Catamounts and Bulldogs meet for the 19th time in tournament play on Thursday with The Citadel leading the series, 10-8, including having dropped the last three meetings. The two squads last met in the post-season tournament in the 2010 SoCon Championship game in Charleston, S.C., a 10-3 Bulldog victory.

WCU took two of the three regular season meetings between the two squads in Cullowhee this season, but each game was decided by just one run. The Catamounts claimed the opener, 7-6, scoring all of its runs in the middle innings before holding off the Bulldog challenge. WCU won the series by winning the opener of a Saturday doubleheader. Entering the bottom of the ninth tied at four, the Morganton, N.C., connection of Dykota Spiess and Aaron Attaway combined for back-to-back hits including a double by Spiess to pick-up the walk-off win.

The Citadel won the series finale by scoring all five its runs in the final three frames including a three-run home run by Tyler Griffin in the seventh to rally past WCU, 5-4, to prevent the three-game sweep.

WCU's projected starter is junior RHP Jordan Smith (7-3, 3.53 ERA) while The Citadel will counter with LHP Logan Cribb (4-3, 3.53 ERA).

Wednesday, May 22
(Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C.)
Game 1: #4 The Citadel 6, #5 Appalachian State 5
Game 2: #1 Western Carolina 13, #8 Samford 7
Game 3: #6 Furman 10, #3 Elon 1
Game 4: #2 College of Charleston vs. #7 Georgia Southern, ppd.

Thursday, May 23
(Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C.)
Game 4: #2 College of Charleston vs. #7 Georgia Southern, 10 a.m.
Game 5: #3 Elon vs. Loser Game 4, 1:30 p.m.
Game 7: #4 The Citadel vs. #1 Western Carolina, 5 p.m.
Game 8: #6 Furman vs. Winner Game 4, 8:30 p.m.

(Furman's Latham Stadium, Greenville, S.C.)
Game 6: #5 Appalachian State vs. #8 Samford, 3 p.m.

Friday, May 24
(Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C.)
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 6, 3 p.m.
Game 10: Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 5, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 25
(Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C.)
Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m.
Game 12: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10, 1:30 p.m.
^Game 13: Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 5 p.m.
^Game 14: Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 26
(Fluor Field, Greenville, S.C.)
Game 15: Championship game (ESPN3), 2 p.m.

All times Eastern
^ If necessary. If Game 13 is not necessary, Game 14 will begin approximately 40 minutes after the conclusion of Game 12.