ASU takes 3-1 lead over ETSU
by Staff Reports
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - In a rain-soaked Thomas Stadium, Appalachian State and East Tennessee State got thru six and a half innings with the Mountaineers leading, 3-1, before a second rain delay came and suspended the game for the night.
The final three and a half innings will be played April 30 at Smith Stadium at 5 p.m.
After a rain delay postponed action in the fourth inning, the inclement weather arrived again after the third out in the top half of the seventh inning with Appalachian State reliever Josh Wilson entering the game. Play will resume from that stopping point.
In the six and a half completed innings, Appalachian pounded out six hits, headlined by Hector Crespo's third-inning, leadoff triple. He scored on a Noah Holmes fielder's choice.
Brandon Burris, who entered the game in after the first rain delay in the fourth inning, recorded the only other multi-base hit with a one-out double to left-center field.
After a scoreless first, the Mountaineers scored two runs in the second inning. Michael Pierson singled up the middle to drive in Gabe Dimock and open the scoring. The next batter, Josh Zumbrook drive in Dillon Dobson with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.
In the ensuing inning, ETSU led off the inning with a triple by Andrew Green and a double by Kevin Phillips, which cut the Appalachian State led to 2-1.
The Mountaineers return to the High Country and Southern Conference play on Friday for a three-game set with Samford. First pitch on Friday from Beaver Field is set for 6:30 p.m.