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SoCon Tournament Roundup: Top seeded WCU cruises in opener

2013 Southern Conference Tournament
Greenville, S.C.

Wednesday's Scores
    The Citadel 6, Appalachian State 5
    Western Carolina 13, Samford 8
    Furman 10, Elon 1
    Charleston vs. Georgia Southern, late
Thursday's Games
10 a.m.
    (5) Appalachian State vs. (8) Samford, Loser Eliminated
1:30 p.m.
    (3) Elon vs. (2) Charleston OR (7) GSU, Loser Eliminated
5 p.m.
    (6) Furman vs. (2) Charleston OR (7) GSU
8:30 p.m.
    (4) The Citadel vs. (1) Western Carolina

    GREENVILLE, S.C. —No. 1 seed Western Carolina hit five home runs, including a pair by Tyler White and back-to-back jacks by Aaron Attaway and Julian Ridings, to take a 13-7 win over No. 8 seed Samford on Wednesday at the Southern Conference Baseball Championship at Fluor Field.
    Adam Martin also homered for the 29th-ranked Catamounts (39-18), who matched their season high in homers set less than a week ago in a 23-5 win over Appalachian State.

Citadel walks off in 9th against App
    Local product Joe Jackson hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a dramatic opening game and lift fourth-seeded The Citadel past No. 5 seed Appalachian State 6-5 at the Southern Conference Baseball Championship at Fluor Field on Wednesday.
    Jackson, from nearby Mauldin, S.C., took Taylor Thurber’s 0-1 offering out to left-center to give the Bulldogs (33-24) the win after the Mountaineers (28-23) had staged an impressive rally to tie the game in the top half of the inning.

Furman pours it on, upsets Elon
    Sixth-seeded Furman had no trouble with No. 3 Elon Wednesday, winning 10-1 to advance to the winner's bracket.
    The game started after an hour-long rain delay.