Softball Moves Moves SoCon Home Opener With Elon to Friday

March 13, 2014

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball moved up its Southern Conference home opener against Elon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, with the threat of inclement weather looming Sunday. The Catamounts will still host its doubleheader with the Phoenix on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

The Catamounts (9-16) are coming off a successful tournament hosted by the University of Central Florida, going 3-2, including getting a 1-0 lead over Bowling Green. During that game, junior pitcher Jordan Garrett tossed a two-hit shutout. Garrett currently ranks fourth in the SoCon for strikeouts with 70.

The Last Meeting
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April 14, 2013
Elon, N.C.
Softball Falls to Elon 4-1 Sunday
Western Carolina softball (16-30, 6-12 Southern Conference) dropped the final game of the three-game series at Elon (14-26, 4-11 SoCon) 4-1 Sunday at Hunt Softball Park. The victory secures the SoCon series win for the Phoenix.

Sophomore shortstop Karley Harkey paces the Catamounts with a .314 batting average. She is tied for the Catamount school record for triples in a season, with four, which also ranks first in the Southern Conference. Harkey is also riding an eight-game hitting streak.

Elon (15-6-1) had its seven-game winning streak snapped March 11 when it was blanked by Syracuse 5-0. The Phoenix is 0-2-1 in away games. Emily Cameron leads the Phoenix with a .419 batting average and is tied for the team lead with six homeruns.

The Phoenix lead the overall series with the Catamounts 12-8 and took two of three games from WCU at Elon in 2013. In Cullowhee, the Catamounts are 5-6 overall against Elon.

 

 

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