GS Baseball faces arch rival App State

Donald Coe

The Eagles welcome their rivals, the Appalachian State Mountaineers, to town Thursday through Saturday with a chance to inch closer to the top of the division standings.

The Eagles come into play with a 7-5 record in Sun Belt play. This is the Eagles’ third conference series at J.I. Clements Stadium this season, winning the series against ULM, but dropping two of three to South Alabama.

A couple of hitters to watch are freshman Steven Curry and sophomore Tyler Martin. Both guys come in with hot streaks at the plate and seemingly get a hit every time they are at bat, with a .338 average and a .286 average respectively.

The Mountaineers come in to this game with a conference record of 3-9 and a record of 12-20 overall. They come off getting swept at home to UT Arlington, losing 18-1, 5-2, and 6-5. This team was able to gain a victory at Louisiana-Lafayette, but other than that, the Mountaineers do not have a quality win on the resume.

A series win for the Eagles would propel them towards the top of the Sun Belt Eastern division standings, as they currently sit two games back of South Alabama for first place.

Other than the Eagles, South Alabama and Coastal Carolina, no other team is competing for the Eastern division, so this fun three-team race will come down to the wire.