Appalachian State Baseball (39-16) vs Furman (28-30) SoCon Tourney
Due to a conflict, pregame article could not be completed. A short summary is provided.
A day after Appalachian gave up the most runs and hits of the season, Furman decided to up the ante, and scored 13 runs on 17 hits. Appalachian started the game with a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Furman answered with seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. Rob Marcello managed one out, and surrendered six earned runs. Marcello’s 18 pitches was by far a season low. The day after Seth Grant laid an egg on the mound, Marcello took his performance to unfathomable low.
The Moutaineers were defeated 13-4. Will Callaway and Tyler Tewell had two hits and two RBI each. The Moutaineers will wait until Monday to discover their fate for postseason play. A regional with a high seed was considered a lock before the tournament, but Appalachian put up two stinkers in back to back games and exited the conference tournament a lot earlier than expected. The Mountaineers RPI dropped to 40, which is securely on the bubble, but hopefully, winning the regular season of the 7th rated RPI conference will be enough to keep Appalachian in consideration.