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Appalachian State Baseball Held To Three Hits In Loss To South Alabama
Andrew Greckel had two of the team's three hits.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Baseball Held to Three Hits in Loss to South Alabama

South Alabama scored five runs in the first two innings, while App State was held to just three hits in the ballgame, in a 9-0 loss Friday at Stanky Field.

The Mountaineers’ (10-17, 3-7) best scoring chance came in the top of the seventh inning. Andrew Greckel was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame, and pinch hitter Jacob Whitley reached on an error. Dalton Williams then worked a walk, but South Alabama (18-10, 5-5) starter Matt Boswell was able to escape trouble, and App State stranded the bases loaded.

Boswell was sharp all night, tossing seven scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and a walk, while striking out ten. The Mountaineers finished the night with three hits, two coming from Greckel, including a double in the first inning.

Jeriah Henry led the Mountaineers pitching staff, following starter Jason Cornatzer, working 1.2 scoreless innings, and picking up a strikeout. Seth Whitley also fired a scoreless eighth inning and struck out one.

The Mountaineers will look to even the series Saturday when the teams reconvene for a 7:30 p.m. first pitch. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+