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Sidney Martin
Sidney Martin had a home run despite the loss to the Tar Heels.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Softball Dominates in Shutout Win

App State softball earned its third shutout in seven days on Friday, defeating Georgetown, 3-0.

After six scoreless innings, Sidney Martin hit a three-run triple in the bottom of the sixth to give the Mountaineers the win, bringing in runs for McKenzie McCullen, Kayt Houston and Addie Wray.

Delani Buckner improved to 2-1 while shutting out her second opponent of the season in the circle. The junior struck out five batters as the App State defense allowed no errors for the third straight game. App State has only recorded one error in its last five games.

In the bottom of the sixth, Wray got things started by singling to shortstop. Houston fed the momentum with a double to left-center as Wray advanced to third. Houston has punched a double in each of the last two games.

After McCullen earned a walk to first, Martin stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. After two balls and a strike, the junior made the play of the game to give her team a three-run advantage.

The defense stayed true in the seventh, allowing no runners on base to seal the win in the first meeting ever between the two programs.

App State will return to action Saturday, meeting Georgetown again at 10 a.m. before facing the hosting Seahawks at 3 p.m. On Sunday, the Mountaineers will close the weekend with games against Eastern Kentucky at 9 a.m. and UNCW at 2 p.m.