April 30, 2014
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball's final home game of the 2014 season, with North Carolina A&T on Wednesday, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather. All toll, the Catamounts have had six games cancelled due to weather this season.
Western Carolina will travel to Chattanooga this weekend for its final Southern Conference series of the 2014 season. The doubleheader on Saturday is set to begin at 5 p.m. The Sunday finale is slated for 3 p.m.
The Catamounts' fate in seeding for next week's Southern Conference Tournament, May 7-10 in Greensboro, N.C., is truly up in the air. Western Carolina is currently ranked fifth, with an 8-10 record. Samford is just ahead of WCU with a record of 9-8. UNCG is in sixth at 7-11.
Western Carolina, based on their performance at Chattanooga and those around them, could finish as high as fourth or as low as eighth. The Catamounts hold series records over Elon, Samford and UNCG.
The Catamounts would plummet all the way to eighth should a 5-12 Appalachian State sweep Furman this weekend but one loss in the series by the Mountaineers would keep WCU out of the eighth spot. Also a sweep by Elon over UNCG would cause the Catamounts to slip from its middle of the pack slot but one Elon loss will also keep WCU out of seventh or eighth.
Should Elon get one win from UNCG that would give the Spartans a 9-12 SoCon record as they are in sixth place. If WCU get a win at Chattanooga, pushing the Catamount record to 9-12, Western Carolina would win the head-to-head over the Spartan and stay at fifth.
A Georgia Southern sweep of Samford, who is 9-8, would allow Western Carolina to neak up to fourth place if the Catamounts won at least two games against Chattanooga. With the Bulldogs losing a game, due to weather, they would have the better winning percentage though WCU played its full slate of games.