Sr. RHP Ryan Arrowood (8-3, 2.96) will start Game 1 against the Zips.
Arrowood was on a pitch count, and went a solid 4 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs. Despite three walks, he was able to strikeout six batters, but did not factor into the decision. Tyler Moore (1-1) picked up the win with 2.1 innings pitched, allowing only one hit.
Appalachian’s eight runs were scored by eight different players. The Mountianeers stranded 10 runners on the day. Daniel Kassouf and Trey Holmes led the Mountaineer bats with two hits each. Kassouf (.333, 5RBI) hit his first homerun of the season. Defensively, 19 of the 27 outs were recorded by the catcher or the first baseman.
Jr. LHP Rob Marcello (Transfer) will start Game 2 against the Zips.
Marcello (1-0) pitched 5 innings allowing only 2 hits and striking out five batters, while the Mountaineer pitching staff scattered 5 hits over nine innings. Nathan Hyatt secured the save in the ninth inning. For the third game this season, the Mountaineers struck out 10 batters as a team. Catcher Jeremy Dowdy sat the second game with Tyler Tewell catching, and Alex Leach playing in right field for Tewell.
Shortstop Will Callaway (.400) picked up two of the Mountaineers seven hits, and also added a run and an RBI. Callaway also had two errors while in the field, but picked up his third steal of the season. Appalachian moves to 2-1 on the season.