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Appalachian State Baseball Opens Series Against Louisiana With Loss
Austin St Laurent is the seventh Freshman All-American in program history.
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Appalachian State Baseball Opens Series Against Louisiana With Loss

Austin St. Laurent and Dylan Rogers each tallied multi-hit games for the Mountaineers, but App State pitching allowed three home runs to Louisiana, falling, 14-3, Friday at Smith Stadium.

After Louisiana (24-16, 13-6) scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, App State (14-25, 5-14) answered quickly in the home half of the frame. With one out, Luke Drumheller doubled down the left field line, and one batter later, St. Laurent followed with a double of his own, to put App State on the board. Later in the inning, Andrew Greckel lined an opposite field single to left to plate St. Laurent, and tie the score at 2-2.

The Ragin’ Cajuns’ damage with the long ball began in the fourth inning when Heath Hood and Julian Brock hit back-to-back homers to push the advantage to 5-2.

The Mountaineers got a run back in the fifth inning, when St. Laurent lined a two-out double to the wall in left-center, and Hayden Cross drove him in with an RBI single to left.

Louisiana went on to score the final nine runs of the ballgame, highlighted by a three-run home run from Carson Roccaforte in the seventh inning, which made it 9-3.

App State will look to rebound in game two tomorrow, when they send Trey Tujetsch to the mound to face the Ragin’ Cajuns at 3 p.m.