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Appalachian State Baseball Falls To Wake Forest
Andrew Greckel was one of two Mountaineers to hit a home run.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Wake Forest

The App State baseball team got home runs from Luke Drumheller and Andrew Greckel, but it was not enough Tuesday, as Wake Forest hit five home runs in an 18-4 loss for the Mountaineers at Smith Stadium.

Wake Forest (36-16-1, 12-14-1) got out to a hot start, hitting three home runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.

After the Demon Deacons scored two more runs in the second, App State (18-30, 9-18) got on the board in the bottom of the second inning by way of a 410-foot home run to left-center field from Greckel, his fifth of the season, to make it 6-1.

The Mountaineers then scored in three consecutive frames as they attempted to chip away in the middle innings. Drumheller crushed a solo home run in the fifth inning, his fourth home run of the season, to make it a 9-2 ballgame. Then in the sixth, Greckel led off with a walk, stole second and made it to third on the play on an errant throw. He then scored on a sac fly from Dalton Williams.

One inning later the Mountaineers loaded the bases, pushing across a run when RJ Johnson reached on an error, scoring Vasili Kaloudis from third.

Austin Primm impressed on the mound for App State, picking up a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning.

The Mountaineers return to action Thursday at Smith Stadium, when they open a three-game series against Troy. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.