Western Carolina falls to top-seeded Clemson on Sunday, 15-3
Western Carolina to face Nebraska Saturday at Noon in an elimination game
Catamounts rebound for regional win; advance to Sunday at Noon
No. 2 Western Carolina downs No. 6 Samford Saturday night, 7-4
Winner of Sunday's finale earns SoCon title and NCAA bid
Western Carolina wins seventh straight season opener and tenth in to begin 2015 season at Childress Field/Hennon Stadium.
2015 (Junior): One of four Catamounts to start all 51 games on the season including 47 in right field and four in centerfield ... Hit .295 with 57 hits including 10 doubles, a triple and six home runs coming in 193 at bats ... Finished with 32 RBI ... Finished tied for third with 19 multiple-hit games and had five multi-RBI outings ... Had a career-best six-game hitting streak from April 17 through 24, batting 12-for-25 (.480) with five multi-hit games with three extra base hits ... Tallied a career-high four hits (4-for-5) against UNC Asheville (May 2) ... Drove in a career-best seven in a 2-for-4, two home run performance at Samford (May 10) including belting his first career grand slam homer ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll; Summer League: Played for the SLO Blues of the California Collegiate League ... Claimed team player of the game honors after helping SLO to a 5-3 win with a three-RBI triple on July 12 ... Played in 17 games, batting .193 (11-for-57) with two home runs and 10 runs scored ... Also had five RBI.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif., for head coach Scott Pickler before transferring to WCU ... Was a All-Orange Empire Conference ... As a sophomore, played in 35 games with a .304 batting average, collecting 42 hits including 11 doubles, three triples and four home runs ... Drove in 24 runs while scoring 22 times ... Added three stolen bases; At Ellensburg HS: Was a two-sport standout, playing football and baseball ... Was a three-time all-state selection at wide receiver between his sophomore and senior seasons, additionally earning all-state plaudits as a pitcher and outfielder on the diamond as a senior ... Tabbed All-CWAC, CWAC Player of the Year and all-area as a senior for head coach Todd Gibson.
Personal: Is the son of Pat and Susan Ferrell ... Is the youngest of three siblings, Wesley and Tana.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 6, APPALACHIAN STATE (4/21/15)
Hits: 4, four times: MR - vs. Samford (5/28/16)
Runs: 3, five times: MR - at VMI - 1 (4/10/16)
Doubles: 2, twice: MR - UNC ASHEVILLE (5/2/15)
Triples: 1, four times: MR - at Kansas State (320/16)
Home Runs: 2, twice: MR - UNCG (5/14/16) RBI: 7, twice: MR - UNCG (5/14/16)
Walks: 2, three times: MR - FURMAN (4/17/15)
Hitting Streak: 17 games (3/16/16 - 4/15/16)