SoCon Action and Dollar Drink Night Headline Thursday at Fluor Field


The Southern Conference Baseball Championship continues on Thursday at Fluor Field with a full slate of games.

Due to rain on Wednesday, the schedule has been pushed back slightly, and the games begin at 9:00 AM when the #6 Samford Bulldogs and the #3 UNCG Spartans see their first action at Fluor Field this season. A pair of elimination games will follow, beginning at 12:30 PM when the #9 VMI Keydets face the #5 Wofford Terriers.

At 4:00 PM, the #2 Western Carolina Catamounts will fight for their tournament lives against the loser of the morning’s Samford-UNCG game. The evening concludes with a strong matchup at 7:30 PM as the hometown Furman Paladins, the #4 seed, will oppose the #1 Mercer Bears in a winner’s bracket contest.

Day passes are available now for just $10, and Green Monster seats are available for $20 per day. Passes can be purchased at the Main Street Box Office, by calling (864) 240-4528 or by CLICKING HERE.

#6 Samford Bulldogs vs. #3 UNCG Spartans — 9:00 AM on Thursday

Samford Players to Watch:
– 2B T.J. Dixon (2nd team all SoCon, .332 AVG, 1 HR, 41 RBI)
– RHP Cody Shelton (5-2, 2.26 ERA, 59 2/3 IP, 56 K)

UNCG Players to Watch:
– OF Andrew Moritz (1st team all SoCon, .403 AVG, 2 HR, 34 RBI)
– 3B Caleb Webster (1st team all SoCon, .391 AVG, 37 RBI)

#9 VMI Keydets vs. #5 Wofford Terriers — 12:30 PM on Thursday

VMI Players to Watch:
– OF Tyler Tharp (1st team all SoCon, .357 AVG, 16 HR, 40 RBI)
– OF Matt Pita (.366, 6 HR, 25 RBI)

Wofford Players to Watch:
– 1B Brett Hash (1st team all SoCon, .329 AVG, 13 HR, 53 RBI)
– OF McClain Bradley (2nd team all SoCon, .372 AVG, 8 HR, 35 RBI)

#2 Western Carolina Catamounts vs. Loser of UNCG/Samford — 4:00 PM on Thursday

Western Carolina Players to Watch:
– OF Bryson Bowman (SoCon Co-Player of the Year, .389 AVG, 11 HR, 59 RBI)
-SS Brett Pope (.349 AVG, 4 HR, 26 RBI)

#4 Furman Paladins vs. #1 Mercer Bears — 7:30 PM on Thursday

Furman Players to Watch:
– OF Carter Grote (2nd team all SoCon, .345 AVG, 8 HR, 54 RBI)
– C Cameron Whitehead (.305 AVG, 12 HR, 34 RBI)

Mercer Players to Watch:
– SS Ryan Hagan (SoCon Co-Player of the Year, .300 AVG, 8 HR, 33 RBI)
– DH J.T. Thomas (1st team all SoCon, .351 AVG, 12 HR, 59 RBI)

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