Catamount Baseball Seeded Second in SoCon Tournament; Awaits Winner of The Citadel/Davidson First Round Game on Tuesday

Western will play at 4:00 pm if Davidson advances, 7:30 pm if The Citadel wins

Western will either play Davidson at 4:00 pm or The Citadel at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 23 in Charleston, S.C.

Western will either play Davidson at 4:00 pm or The Citadel at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 23 in Charleston, S.C.

May 19, 2007

Cullowhee, N.C. - Southern Conference regular season co-champion Western Carolina will be the No. 2 seed in next week's conference baseball tournament, which begins Tuesday, May 22 at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C. The Catamounts, which won eight-straight SoCon series and 12 of their last 14 games overall to end the season, will await the winner of the second opening round game between No. 7 seed The Citadel and the tenth-seeded Davidson at 3:30 pm.

The start time of WCU's first round match-up has yet to be determined and rests solely upon which team emerges victorious in the first round game between the Bulldogs and Wildcats. All games involving The Citadel, which is deemed the host institution, will be played at 7:30 pm at Riley Park, the `Dogs home field. If No. 10 Davidson pulls the upset, then WCU's game will begin at 4:00 pm.

Western swept both The Citadel and Davidson during the regular season, taking three from the Bulldogs at home and a trio of games from the Wildcats on the road. The Catamounts are hoping that this season mirrors the 2003 campaign, which was the last time WCU won at least a share of the conference championship. Advancing from the winner's bracket, Western downed Georgia Southern in two of three games to claim the tournament title and advance to a NCAA regional.

By winning two of three in the seasonal series against Georgia Southern this past week, Western Carolina claimed a share of its 11th regular season conference championship all-time.

Every game Western plays in the 2007 SoCon Baseball Championship will be broadcast by the Catamount Sports Network with Daniel Hooker and WCU Hall of Famer, Steve White, on the call. The games can be heard locally in Western North Carolina on WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5 in Cullowhee, or worldwide on WWCUFM.com.

Additional tournament information can be found by logging onto www.SoConSports.com.

2007 Southern Conference Baseball Championship Schedule
Tuesday, May 22
Game 1: Furman (Seed 8) vs. Wofford (Seed 9), 12:00 pm
Game 2: The Citadel (Seed 7) vs. Davidson (Seed 10), 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 23 Game 3: Appalachian State (Seed 4) vs. UNC Greensboro (Seed 5), 10:00 am Game 4: College of Charleston (Seed 1) vs. Furman/Wofford (Game 1 winner), 1:00 pm Game 5: Western Carolina (Seed 2) vs. The Citadel/Davidson (Game 2 winner), 4:00 pm or 7:30 pm* Game 6: Elon (Seed 3) vs. Georgia Southern (Seed 6), 4:00 pm/7:30 pm*

Thursday, May 24 Game 7: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 10:00 am Game 8: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 1:00 pm Game 9: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4:00 pm Game 10: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 22 Game 11: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9, 10:00 am Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 12, 1:00 pm Game 13: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 4:30 pm Game 14: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 26 Game 15: Winner Game 14 vs. Loser Game 13, 12:00 pm Game 16: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 16, 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 27 Game 17: If necessary, 2:00 pm

*- Games involving The Citadel will be played at 7:30 pm

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