Keydets Fall to WCU, 19-3
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 04/22/2017
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CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The Western Carolina Catamounts scored in the first six innings en route to a 19-3 win over the VMI Keydets, in the middle game of a three-game SoCon series that finished Saturday in Cullowhee, N.C. The game had begun Friday and was suspended in the second inning due to rain.

WCU (18-19, 9-5 SoCon) led when the game was suspended and pulled away immediately upon the resumption. The first five hitters reached in the second inning and the Catamounts scored five times to take a 6-0 lead. Three runs in the third and six in the fourth made it a 15-1 game, and although the Keydets (17-22, 4-10) scored twice in the seventh, WCU was never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

Matt Eagle (3-3), who was on the mound when the game was suspended and then came back for the resumption, took the loss as he gave up six runs in two innings-plus. Dillon Bray, who pitched six innings and allowed three runs with eight strikeouts, got the win to move to 2-3.

Offensively, Mason Adamson led the Keydets with a 2 for 3 day that included his second career home run. Jacob Jaye also added two hits. Matt Smith led WCU with a 3 for 4, seven RBI game that included two homers, while second baseman Nobu Suzuki went 5 for 5 with four runs driven in.

Western Carolina 19, VMI 3 (April 22, 2017 at Cullowhee, N.C.)
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VMI 001 000 200 - 3 9 0 (17-22, 4-10)
WCU 153 612 10X - 19 19 0 (18-19, 9-5)
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VMI - Eagle; Kent (3); Fuqua (5); Roden (6); Geary (7); Byrd (8); Maddox and St. Laurent.
WCU - Baker; Bray (3); Niezen (9); Holcomb and Robinson.
W - Bray (2-3) L - Eagle (3-3)
HR VMI - Adamson (2)
HR WCU - M. Smith 2 (3); Blaquiere (7)
T - 3:29 A - 561
Conclusion of Game Suspended 4/21


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