Five Things To Know: Softball Hosts Winthrop Tuesday
April 16, 2018
|Catamount Softball vs. Winthrop|
|Game 1||vs. Winthrop | Tuesday, April 17 | 4:00 p.m. | Live Stats|Watch Live|
|Game 2||vs. Winthrop | Tuesday, April 17 | 6:00 p.m. | Live Stats|Watch Live|
|Location||Catamount Softball Complex (Cullowhee, N.C.)|
|Social Media||@Catamounts | Facebook |@wcu_catamounts (Instagram)|
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball hosts Winthrop, in a rescheduled doubleheader from earlier in the year, with the pair of games set to begin at 4 p.m. at the Catamount Softball Complex.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
- 1. Western Carolina and Winthrop meet for the 16th and 17th time on Tuesday ... The Eagles hold an 11-4 record over the Catamounts and have won three straight over WCU ... The last Catamount victory came in the front-end of a doubleheader at Winthrop defeating the Eagles 1-0 before dropping the second game of the twin bill 2-0 ... Western Carolina’s last victory in Cullowhee, over Winthrop, came in 2013 as WCU defeated the Eagles 8-7 - the eight runs scored by WCU in that game is the most runs the Catamounts have scored against Winthrop in the two teams’ 15 meetings.
- 2. Hunter Gibbons had her 17-game on-base streak snapped in game two against Samford but bounced back with a double and a walk in the final game against the Bulldogs ... Gibbons’ 17-straight games reaching base is the longest of the season.
- 3. Sophomore shortstop Ashlyn Long, who is highlighted in this program, had a standout performance in the three-game series against Samford ... In the three games, Long hit .300 with two three-run homeruns, three runs scored and six RBI.
- 4. Freshman Kayla Brewer saw her first action on the mound for WCU appearing in two games against Samford ... With a hit to lead off the third game against Samford, on Sunday, Erica Hayes extended her hit-streak to four games ... Ashlyn Long is the only Catamount hitting above .300 with a .302 batting average ... The Catamounts earned their first SoCon win of the season with a 7-2 victory over Samford in game one.
- 5. Gibbons continue to chase the Western Carolina homerun record ... She currently has 26 homeruns in her career and needs four homeruns to break the record of 29 held by former Catamount Lauren Ross (2006-09) ... Gibbons moved into fifth place in career RBI in the WCU record books with 95 ... The RBI record is 106 set by former Catamount and current volunteer Assistant Taylor Sigmon in 2016.