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2014 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches and Media Poll

SoConLogoSPARTANBURG, S.C. – 2013 regular-season Southern Conference champion Western Carolina has been picked to defend its crown in 2014 in balloting of the league’s media and 10 head coaches.

The Catamounts, who went 39-20 overall and 23-7 in the league last season, picked up seven first-place votes and 78 points from the coaches, who could not vote for their own teams. WCU edged The Citadel, which earned 75 points and the remaining three first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Western Carolina earned 167 points and 13 first-place votes from the media. Continue reading


Western Carolina releases 2014 Schedule

BobbyMorandaWesternCarolina_thumb.jpgCullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina and seventh-year head coach Bobby Moranda today unveiled the 2014 Catamount baseball schedule that includes nine opponents that won 30-or-more games last spring. WCU’s 56-game slate features a rigorous 27-game Southern Conference slate and five nonconference home-and-home mid-week series, as well as the second west coast trip in program history with a four-game set scheduled for Pullman, Wash., at Washington State. Continue reading


Western Carolina releases 2013 Schedule

Cullowhee, N.C. – A 31-game home schedule including hosting Atlantic Coast Conference foes Clemson and Wake Forest, as well as Washington State from the Pac-12 highlight Western Carolina’s 2013 baseball schedule unveiled today by sixth-year head coach Bobby Moranda. The 56-game slate also features road trips to SEC-foes Georgia and Tennessee, with traditional home-and-homes with the Tigers and mountain-rival, UNC Asheville, in addition to the rigorous 30-game conference schedule. Continue reading

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Scott Manshack added to Western Carolina’s Coaching Staff

Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina head baseball coach Bobby Moranda today announced the addition of Scott Manshack, a former right-handed pitcher at the Univ. of North Carolina, to his coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Manshack will work alongside Moranda in mentoring the Catamount pitching staff in 2012. Continue reading


2012 CBD All-American Teams Announced

College Baseball Daily has put together with our large staff of College Baseball writers our first annual All-American Team. You can check out the full team below.  Continue reading


2012 CBD Season Preview: Southern Conference

By: Aaron Kirby
2011 Season Review:

  • Tournament Champion: Georgia Southern
  • Regular Season Champion: Elon
  • Conference RPI: #15
  • Conference ISR: #16

In 2010 the Southern Conference had a conference record 3 teams (Citadel, CofC and Elon) get in a regional. However, in 2011 only the tournament champion Georgia Southern (36-26 overall and 18-12 SOCON) received a NCAA bid. Regular season champion Elon (36-21 overall and 23-7 SOCON) along with CofC (39-22 overall and 18-12 SOCON), and Samford (37-23 overall and 18-12 SOCON) came up just short of a regional. UNCG who won just 7 conference games in 2010 finished just one game behind Elon in regular season at 22-8 in conference and 34-20 overall. +14 games overall and an amazing +15 in conference. Continue reading


2012 Preseason Southern Conference Polls Released

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference baseball coaches have selected College of Charleston as the preseason favorite to win the league championship in 2012 while the media representatives who cover the league have chosen Georgia Southern as the conference favorite. Continue reading


Western Carolina releases 2012 Schedule

Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina fifth-year head baseball coach Bobby Moranda today finalized and released the 2012 schedule for his squad that opens at home with a three-game series on February 17-19. The 55-game schedule includes seven, three-game weekend home series, as well as home-and-home meetings with perennial regional powers Clemson and Georgia, as well as East Tennessee State and mountain-rival, UNC Asheville. Continue reading

WCU celebration

Bruce Johnson added to Western Carolina Coaching Staff

Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina head baseball coach Bobby Moranda this week announced the addition of former volunteer coach Bruce Johnson to his full-time coaching staff. Johnson, who spent the past two seasons as the volunteer assistant, served as the head coach of the Wilson Tobs last summer in the collegiate wooden bat Coastal Plain League. He officially started as an assistant on Dec. 1. Continue reading