Freshman Courtney Price has reached on base safely the last 13 games and is also on a seven-game hit streak.
Amber Kimrey hit the first homerun of her career in the 7-6, eight inning, lost to USC Upstate on Wednesday ... She also had a game-high three hits.
Sophomore Taylor Sigmon got her first start on the mound this season in game one against USC Upstate, only allowing one earned run... Sigmon leads the Southern Conference with four saves and also is tied for fifth nationally.
In the first 30 games of the season, Western Carolina had seven homeruns as a team ... The Catamounts had three homeruns in the two games against No. 26 USC Upstate.
Freshman Lexi Ross got her first career start at second base in the pair of games against USC Upstate ... Ross went 3-for-6 in the pair of games.
Junior Jordan Garrett ranks second in the SoCon in strikeouts with 110.
Western Carolina's SoCon opponent for the weekend, Samford, leads the overall series 9-6 ... In 2013, Western Carolina took 2-of-3 games, and won the series, in Birmingham ... In the 2013 SoCon Tournament, the Bulldogs defeated WCU 8-0 ... In Cullowhee, the series is tied 3-3.