ASU Baseball Defeats North Carolina A&T
Appalachian State University baseball scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back en route to a 14-0 win over visiting North Carolina A&T on Tuesday afternoon at Beaver Field. Appalachian followed up the eight-run first by scoring in four of the next five innings and cruised to its 11th-straight win over longtime in-state rival N.C. A&T. The Mountaineers sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning and banged out six hits. ASU also benefitted from two walks, two wild pitches and an error on its way to its biggest first-inning scoring output in four years. With the victory, Appalachian moved to 12-0 at Smith Stadium this season. The 12-consecutive home wins are tied for the fifth-longest active home winning streak in NCAA Division I and good for ASU’s longest home winning streak since it won 19-straight games at Smith Stadium from March 2009-March 2010. The Mountaineers look to add to the home winning streak this weekend when they host a three-game non-conference series versus Oakland. The set begins with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Smith Stadium.