Feb. 23, 2012
Game Notes For North Carolina A&T Softball Invitational
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -Western Carolina softball (3-6) travels to Greensboro, N.C. Friday to participate in the North Carolina A&T Softball Invitational.
The Catamounts open the tournament against Marist at 11 a.m. on Friday. The Marist Foxes are the first of three teams Western Carolina will face for the first time in school history. Other schools include Utah Valley State, in which WCU plays at 3 p.m. on Friday and also a 9 a.m. meeting on Saturday with Youngstown State. Western Carolina is 8-4 all-time against host North Carolina A&T.
FOSTER TAKES FIRST IN TRIPLES: Senior Erin Foster'striple against North Dakota State gave her fife in her career and moved her into first place in the Catamount record books ... She currently ranks first in the Southern Conference with two triple baggers this season.
RECORD IN EXTRA INNING GAMES:Western Carolina is 2-0 in this youthful season in extra inning games ... The Catamounts defeated ETSU 11-10 in nine innings on February 12 and came back the next week to beat Florida A&M 5-4 in eight innings.
CHASTAIN MAKES MOST OF STARTS: Freshman catcher Heather Chastaingot the start behind the plate in all five games at the Seminole Classic 2 ... She hit .333, had three hits and one RBI.
FULTON FOR THE RECORD: Jordan Fultonis quickly moving up numerous career record charts ... She owns the career record for stolen bases with 34 ... Ranks fifth for most runs scored with 60, needing six runs to move to fourth ... Ranks sixth in most hits with 114, needing two hits to move up to fifth.
ONE RUN GAMES:Western Carolina is 3-2 in one run games.
COMPETITION AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T TOURNEY: Western Carolina faces three opponnets for the first time at the tournament this weekend hosted by North Carolina A&T ... The Catamounts meet Marist, Utah State and Youngstown State for the first time ... The Catamounts hold a record of 8-4 against the North Carolina A&T Bulldogs ... The Catamounts won the doubleheader, in Cullowhee, in 2011 13-3 and 8-7 ... N.C. A&T is 3-2 against WCU at home.