STATESBORO, GA. – Appalachian State (12-6) defeated Georgia Southern (13-9) on Friday in a 7-0 shutout to secure the Sun Belt series win. Sydney Holland picked up her fifth win as a Mountaineer for a complete game shutout.
Today’s win marks the second ever Sun Belt series victory for the Mountaineers. Their last series victory was against the ULM Warhawks in the opening weekend of Sun Belt play in 2018.
Senior Megan Walker continued her hitting streak against the Eagles, batting 3-3 with a double and two singles. Walker is now 7-7 against the Eagles this weekend after having only three hits in the previous 16 games. In the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, she made a fantastic diving play in centerfield to end the game.
The first Mountaineer run of the game came in the top of the third inning after back-to-back doubles from Baylee Mortonand Walker. Three scoreless innings followed for both the Apps and the Eagles, but App State picked up six insurance runs off of four hits in the top of the seventh inning.
Ally Walters led off with a single to centerfield. Walker and White both followed with singles before Caylie Kifer drew a walk for the RBI. Jenny Dodd was hit by a pitch to bring in the third run. Haley Stewart’s singled through the right side, bringing the Mountaineers to a total of five runs. Mary Pierce Barnes earned an RBI on a groundout to the first baseman, and Dakota Christie scored the seventh and final run for the Apps on a wild pitch while pinch running for Stewart.
The Mountaineers will round out the series on Saturday with a 1 p.m. first pitch at Georgia Southern. The Apps would like to thank AutoStar Nissan of Boone for their sponsorship of the 2019 season.