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McKenzie Mullen
McKenzie Mullen had the lone extra base hit for the Mountaineers, a double.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Softball Drops Series Opener to Louisiana

App State softball dropped the first of three games at No. 23 Louisiana, 8-0, on Friday. The game ended with a run rule after five innings.

The Mountaineers (15-9, 0-2 SBC) held the Ragin’ Cajuns (22-9, 4-0 SBC) scoreless through the first two innings with Delani Buckner in the circle. Buckner struck out three batters on the day, increasing her season total to 26.

Louisiana caught fire in the third and scored six runs, followed by one apiece in the next two innings.

Offensively, App State secured four hits from Kayt Houston, Sidney Martin, McKenzie McCullen and Kennedy Upshire. McCullen punched her fifth double of the season in the top of the fourth.

Weather pending, the squads will meet two more times this weekend. They will play on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET and Sunday at 12 p.m. ET