Oct. 24, 2013
Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina's baseball team opens its three-game Fall College World Series intrasquad scrimmages this weekend with a best-of-three series at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium. The scrimmages will take place Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm, and continue with an 11:00 am first pitch on Saturday and 2:00 pm start on Sunday to mark the final days of annual fall drills.
Earlier this week, WCU's eight seniors all gathered at the home of head coach Bobby Moranda home for a dinner prepared by Pamela Moranda, and to conduct the mock-draft.
Junior right-hander - and top pick in the mock-draft - Jeremy Null will get the start in the series opener for Team Camo, coached by assistant Bruce Johnson, while true freshman LHP Bryan Sammons will toe the rubber first for the Alan Beck-led Team DeMarini. Sammons, a first-year hurler from Wilmington, N.C., was taken with the second overall pick of the draft.
The best-of-three series will include adapted rules as the roster is split. Only seven batters per side will taking swings for a difference on offense, with pitching staffs required to use all of the arms before a pitcher can return. Each game is scheduled for seven innings in length.
Defending regular season champion of the Southern Conference, Western Carolina began fall practice on Friday, Sept. 13 and has been active each week with the exception of the University's Fall Break. As per NCAA regulations, the baseball team is permitted 27 practice dates over a 45-day period.
Game Two - Saturday, Oct. 26 - 11 am:
Team DeMarini - Coach: Alan Beck
Aaron Attaway, Dykota Spiess, Luke Gragg, Jordan Smith, Bryan Sammons, Danny Bermudez, Bryce Danielson, Alex Barr, Tyler Powell, Matt Smith, Taylor Durand, Dylan Prevatte, Jason Smith and Danny Schneider.
Team Camo - Coach: Bruce Johnson
Taylor Sandefur, Cody Jones, Adam Martin, John McClure, Jeremy Null, J.D. Long, Jonathan Waszak, Nate Williams, Dale Urquhart Jr., Korey Anderson, Reece Strong, Thomas Young, and Dillon Bray.