Oct. 31, 2011
Cullowhee, N.C. - As Western Carolina baseball celebrates the induction of former standout Chris Moore into the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend, the program will also hold its annual alumni weekend.
The annual baseball alumni event will take place during the weekend of Nov. 5-7, with the bulk of the activities planned for Saturday, Nov. 5.
Baseball alumni weekend festivities get underway on Friday morning with an alumni golf outing at the Maggie Valley Country Club. Tee times start at 11:10 am on Friday and the cost is $24 per person. Saturday's events open with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on-campus, beginning at 9:30 am in the first-floor Hospitality Room in the Ramsey Center. Following the formal induction presentation, all baseball alumni are invited to attend a special BBQ at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium.
The day culminates with the "Hall of Fame Day," SoCon football game between the Catamounts and nationally-ranked Wofford Terriers that will kick-off at 3:00 pm at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field.
A two-time All-America selection and 1999 SoCon Player of the Year, Moore is one of four former student-athletes that will be inducted into the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame this year. Moore, who played for the Catamounts from 1996-99, was one of only three WCU baseball players in school history to earn All-Southern Conference accolades for four-consecutive seasons.
At the time of his graduation, he not only led the school, but was also the SoCon's all-time hits leader with 311 - a mark that ranks him second in program history at the time of his induction.
Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with WCU Assistant Baseball Coach Alan Beck at (828) 227-2510 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets for the WCU football game, contact the athletics ticket office at (828) 227-2401 or toll free at (800) 34-GOWCU and mention "baseball alumni reunion" for special seating.
Schedule of Events: Friday, Nov. 4
11:00 am - WCU Baseball Alumni Golf Outing; Maggie Valley Country Club
Sat., Nov. 5:
9:30 am - 11:00 am - WCU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; Ramsey Center Hospitality Room
Noon - 2:30 pm - Cookout and tailgate at the Baseball Field
3:00 pm - Western Carolina vs. Wofford football game
The following people have confirmed attendance:
Chris Moore (1996-99) and Family
Aaron Kirby (1998-2000)
Brian Bain (1995-98)
Jeff Sziksai (1996-98)
Mike Tidick (1990-94)
Joe Jack Sellers (1992-95)
Todd Raleigh (1988-91)
Alan Beck (2000-03)