*Published on the Western Carolina Journalist*
The Cats with Bats have swung into motion picking up a 6-2 win from the Opening Day game against Morehead State University.
Coming off of a loss the previous weekend against ECU, the WCU baseball team was ready for action on a packed Tuesday afternoon in Cullowhee.
Western had a couple of runs early but really set it off in the bottom of the seventh inning after a two-run RBI double by Justice Bigbie.
“The feeling of the first home victory was awesome. The crowd today definitely added a home-field advantage and the Left Field Lunatics were great as always. It’s so fun to play in front of that crowd and its great to get a win”, says senior, catcher, Spencer Holcomb.
Notable player of the game, Matthew Koehler, had his first season home run after a rocky first few at bats. This sent the score into a 6-2 lead.
Senior, right-handed pitcher, Jake Niezen took home the win in relief for lefty, senior pitcher, Corey Sikes.
Transfer pitcher from Spartanburg Methodist, Chase Walter, came in to close the game with a strikeout.
The first of eight home series will be this weekend Feb. 23 with the first pitch at 4 p.m.