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Hayden Cross
Hayden Cross went three-for-five at the plate with an RBI.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Baseball Drops Series Finale With Marshall

Having already secured their first Sun Belt series win of the season, the Mountaineers were unable to complete the three-game sweep on Sunday, falling to Marshall, 7-5, in the finale at GoMart Ballpark.

App State (10-8, 2-1) came back after trailing 4-0 in the ballgame. The Mountaineers didn’t get their first hit until the fifth inning, but they were able to get on the board in that frame as CJ Boyd continued his outstanding weekend with a single to lead off the frame.

After a double from Golston Gillespie, Dylan Rogers plated App State’s first run of the contest with an RBI single. With runners at the corners, Rogers stole second, and Gillespie scored on the play as the throw down to second base got into center field, making it 4-2.

Marshall added another run to the board in the bottom of the fifth with a single up the middle to make it 5-2. In the sixth the Mountaineers catcher, Hayden Cross, singled home Austin St. Laurent pull App State back within three

St. Laurent then pushed across a run in the seventh inning, lifting a sacrifice fly to center to score Alex Aguila who led off the frame with a walk.

The Herd added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, but the Mountaineers would not go quietly in the ninth. Cross blasted his first home run of the season to right field, to pull the Mountaineers to 7-5, but App State could muster no further offense in the inning.

App State will return to Boone on Tuesday to host the College of Charleston Cougars. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.