SoCon tourney: Citadel vs. Western Carolina switched to 5 p.m. in Greenville

Citadel pitcher Logan Cribb will take the mound against Western Carolina today. (Douglas Rogers/Special to the Post and Courier)

Douglas Rogers

Buoyed by Joe Jackson’s dramatic walk-off home run on Wednesday, The Citadel takes on regular-season champion Western Carolina today in the winners’ bracket of the Southern Conference baseball tournament.

Due to weather problems Wednesday night, today’s game has been switched to a scheduled start of 5 p.m. at Fluor Field in Greenville.

Jackson’s ninth-inning homer lifted the fourth-seeded Bulldogs to a 6-5 win over No. 5 Appalachian State on Wednesday. No. 1 Western Carolina cruised to a 13-7 win over No. 8 Samford.

The Citadel (33-24) lost two of three at Western Carolina (39-18) during the regular season, each game decided by one run.

“The Citadel is a great program,” said WCU coach Bobby Moranda. “They know how to do their job and know what they’re doing, so it should be fun.”

Today’s schedule

Fluor Field, Greenville

10 a.m. -- College of Charleston vs. Georgia Southern

1:30 p.m. -- Elon vs. C of C/GSU loser

3 p.m. -- App State vs. Samford (at Furman’s Latham Stadium)

5 p.m. -- The Citadel vs. Western Carolina

8:30 p.m. -- Furman vs. C of C/GSU winner