• Who: Presbyterian (27-25) at Western Carolina (26-25)
• When: Tuesday – 5 p.m.
• Where: Childress Field / Hennon Stadium – Cullowhee, N.C.
• Live Stats: CatamountSports.com
• Live Video: SoCon Digital Network
• Social Media – @PresbyterianBSB (Twitter) | @BlueHoseSports (Twitter/Instagram)
Series History (since 2008)
• Overall - WCU leads 3-1
• at WCU - WCU leads 2-0
• PC and Western Carolina have met every year on the diamond since 2014, including once already this season on April 11, a 9-6 WCU victory in Clinton, S.C.
• The Blue Hose enter the final week of the regular season with a 14-7 Big South record, good for a tie for second place in the Big South standings.
• PC leads the Big South in hits (474) and is third in batting average (.269). The Blue Hose are fifth in the league in ERA (4.52), fourth in opponent batting average (.264) and fourth in strikeouts (375).
• In conference action, PC leads the league with a 2.88 ERA and is fourth in opponent batting average at .243.
Scouting Western Carolina
• The Catamounts hold a 26-25 overall record after taking two of three from Ball State over the weekend.
• WCU holds a .310 batting average as a team with 49 home runs on the year. They are led by Bryson Bowman with a .378 average, including 10 home runs and 57 RBIs.
• On the bump, Western Carolina has compiled a 5.91 ERA with opponents batting .295 against them this season.
Players Rank in Big South and Nationally
• Brian Kehner leads the Big South in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.44) and walks allowed per nine innings (1.02). He ranks 19th and 12th in the nation in two categories, respectively.
• Eric Miles is third in the Big South with a 2.86 ERA and ranks second in the league in wins with six.
• Hayden Deal has 67 strikeouts, fourth-most in the Big South, while Tanner Chock ranks ninth with 62.
• Tyler Weyenberg is tied second in the Big South in sac bunts with 11, while Cletis Avery is tied for fourth with nine on the season.
• Avery is seventh in the conference in stolen bases (17).
• Ryan Hedrick has nine saves, most in the Big South and 43rd nationally.
PC Reaching Milestones
• PC won its 27th game on Sunday to tie the program's Division I era single-season record for wins. It ties the mark reached by the Blue Hose each of the last two seasons.
• The Blue Hose also reached its 14th Big South victory on Sunday, a program record since PC joined the league. The previous record was 12, set last season.
• Presbyterian has managed 13 road victories this season, tied for the most in program's Division I era. The 2013 team also won 13 road games but did so in 33 games, whereas the 2016 has managed the 13 wins in just 24 games.
• PC has won five Big South series this season, the most ever in the program's history. The previous best was four, which came last season and in 2012.
Auckland Named Big South Player of the Week
• Senior outfielder Brett Auckland was named Big South Player of the Week of the week on Monday for his performance against South Carolina and Charleston Southern.
• Auckland went 9-for-18 (.500) with two home runs, six runs and seven RBIs in four games last week.
• The lefty collected a hit and an RBI in all four games, while managing three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games against the Bucs over the weekend.
• The native of Chapin, S.C. kicked off the weekend by going 3-for-5 with a homer, three runs and two RBIs in PC's 11-10 win at CSU on Friday.
• He followed that up with a 3-for-4 effort with a homer, three runs and two RBIs in Sunday's series finale, a 10-8 come-from-behind victory for the Blue Hose.
Casaceli Shining in May
• Glen Casaceli has led a thriving PC offense since the calendar turned to May, going 14-for-27 (.519) with eight runs and five RBIs in six games in the month.
• The senior has a hit in five of the six, all multi-hit games. Four of the five multi-hit games have been three-hit games, as he has seen his batting average surge to .335 on the season, up from .298 at the end of the April.
• The righty continues to excel out of the leadoff spot, batting .382 in 22 games out of the top spot in the order with 20 runs, 10 RBIs and a .461 on-base percentage.
• Entering the week, he has recorded three-straight three-hit games, doing so in all three games of the team's sweep of Charleston Southern.
Offense Thrives in Three-Game Sweep at CSU
• PC got the bats going in North Charleston over the weekend, totaling 31 runs on 44 hits to the tune of a .267 batting average in three games.
• It is the first time that PC scored at least 10 runs in three straight games since 2015 when the Blue Hose scored 11 in both games of a doubleheader against Holy Cross before getting 11 again against Wofford in a midweek game.
• Additionally, it is the first time that PC scored at least 10 in all three games of a series since 2011 when they did so twice, against NC Central and Army.
• It is the first time that PC has managed at least 10 runs in all three games against a Big South opponent since 2009 when the Blue Hose got at least 10 in a series against UNC Asheville to end the season.
Close Games the Norm
• PC has played 22 one-run games with 10 others decided by three runs or less.
• The Blue Hose are 12-10 in one-run games with a 18-14 record in all games decided three runs or less.
• Thirteen of PC's 21 Big South games to date have been decided by three runs or less.