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Appalachian State Baseball Falls To Georgia State
Alex Aguila had the lone run for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Georgia State

App State was unable to overcome a big fourth inning from the Georgia State offense Friday night, falling 12-1 in the opening game of a three-game set at the GSU Baseball Complex.

The Panthers (26-21, 11-11) did the majority of their damage in an eight-run fourth inning, in which they sent 11 men to the plate. As a team they hit for the cycle in the inning, capped by a two-run homer to left field from Caleb Stewart, to make it a 12-1 ballgame.

The Panthers opened the ballgame with three runs in the first inning, and added one more in the third.

App State (15-27, 6-16) scored their lone run in the top of the third inning. Alex Aguila began the frame with a single to left, and two batters later Luke Drumheller reached on an error to put two men aboard. Andrew Greckel then loaded the bases with a single through the left side. With two outs, Hayden Cross drew a walk to force Aguila in to score from third base.

After a challenging start to the ballgame, the Mountaineers finished strong on the mound. Seth Whitley fired 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, without allowing a hit. Shane Roberts followed by striking out two in the seventh inning, and stranding the bases loaded in a scoreless frame. Cy Smith then followed with a pair of strikeouts in the eighth inning, retiring the Panthers in order.