ASU drops Davidson 10-4
by Staff Reports
DAVIDSON — Appalachian State’s baseball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead after just 3 1/2 innings and cruised to a 10-4 series-clinching victory over Davidson on Sunday.
Appalachian State starting pitcher Sam Agnew-Wieland took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and Appalachian State (7-2, 2-1 SoCon) banged out a season-high-tying 15 hits in the rubber game of this weekend’s three-game Southern Conference series.
Appalachian scored seven runs (three in the first inning, two in the third and two in the fourth) before Davidson (5-4, 1-2 SoCon) managed its first hit against Agnew-Wieland. The right-handed junior was perfect through three innings and did not allow a hit until Davidson designated hitter Ryan Lowe singled up the middle with one out in the fifth.
Agnew-Wieland worked seven strong innings by striking out eight and allowing just three runs to easily move to 3-0.
Offensively, five different Mountaineers had multiple hits to pace the 10-run, 15-hit outburst. Preston Troutman led the way, going 3-for-5 with one of Appalachian’s five doubles and two RBI. Red-hot Alex Leach also went 3-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to eight games and up his batting average to a team-best .432.
Jaylin Davis went 2-for-4, double, with two RBIs, Will Callaway went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Noah Holmes went 2-for-2 also had multiple hits for Appalachian State. Josh Zumbrook doubled, and William Head tripled to round out the club’s six extra-base hits.
In the fourth inning, senior Hector Crespo tied Appalachian State’s all-time record with the 85th stolen base of his career. Crespo’s second steal of the day and sixth of the season moved him into a tie with Will Shellman (1991-94) for the program record.
Appalachian State continues a nine-game road stint on Tuesday when it makes the short trip to Johnson City, Tenn. for the first of two matchups this year with longtime local rival ETSU. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at ETSU’s Thomas Stadium.