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Appalachian State Baseball Shut Out by Louisiana
App State fell to Louisiana in the series finale at Russo Park, 6-0, but comes away with a series win on the road, after winning the first two games of the weekend.
After two scoreless innings, the Cajuns put their first run on the board in the bottom of the third, when they executed a double-steal with runners at the corners to plate the first run of the ballgame.
The score remained 1-0 until the sixth inning. In the bottom of the frame, the Cajuns loaded the bases, and Julian Brock hit a grand slam to increase their lead to 5-0. They also added another in the seventh with a ground out RBI to second base.
Caleb Cross made his first start of the season, allowing just one hit in his three innings pitched. Cross (loss, 3-1) struck out three, and allowed just one run in the outing.
Zach Lewis also impressed on the mound, recording the final five outs for the Mountaineers. Lewis recorded a strikeout, and allowed just one baserunner.
The Mountaineers (15-11, 6-3) struggled offensively in the contest, mustering just six hits, while leaving 10 runners stranded on base. The Mountaineers went just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Austin St. Laurent went 2-for-4 with a double, and CJ Boyd and Hayden Cross also added doubles. Cross also threw out two base-stealers in the ballgame to give him 10 runners caught on the season.
App State will head to Asheville on Tuesday to face the Bulldogs. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.