Thursday, May 17, 2012

Appy comes to town, looking for a Championship

Cullowhee, NC Appalachian State travels to Cullowhee looking to wrap up their first SoCon baseball championship in 25 years. The Mountaineers can win that championship with two wins over the Catamounts.

The season ending three-game series is scheduled to start one day early from the normal weekend Friday-Sunday dates.  First pitch in game one will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, at Hennon Stadium. The WCU/ASU series is one of three that will determine the SoCon champion on this, the final weekend of the regular season. Second-place Charleston also plays a Thursday-Saturday series at Greensboro and third-place Elon hosts The Citadel in a Wednesday-Friday series. For game one of the series, the Mountaineers will start right hand pitcher Ryan Arrowood (9-0, 3.66 ERA), and the Cats will counter with a right had pitcher, Jordan Smith (4-4, 3.19 ERA. Smith was last week's SoCon Pitcher of the Week, having thrown a complete game, shut-out against the Georgia Southern Eagles.