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  • Walking on with a purpose

    For App State pitcher Tristan Helms, becoming a Division I college baseball player was always the dream. It was his path getting there that was different from most. “In high school, I wanted to play Division I baseball but I didn’t throw hard enough,” Helms said. According to gobigrecruiting.com,...
  • Baseball prepares for season opener

    Coming off an 18-36 record last season, the Mountaineers look to hit the diamond in 2017 with a  new approach towards the season. Appalachian State head baseball coach, Kermit Smith, will begin his first season with the Mountaineers after spending the past 15 seasons at the Division II level....
  • The return of a healthy Brian Bauk

    With the hiring of head coach Kermit Smith, the Appalachian State baseball team is hoping for a new culture. But one thing that the Mountaineers hope to remain the same is senior Brian Bauk’s energy, which he has brought to practice and games for the last three years. A...
  • A little bit of everything

    In all sports, every player has one role they specialize in. Years of training can be spent on honing a player’s skills so that they can be the best at that respected position. App State baseball’s Colin Schmid, a sophomore from New Bern, North Carolina, is already looking to...
  • A new regime

    Culture is something every team in every sport aims to build within a program. This is what the Appalachian State baseball team is looking to create with drastic changes coming to their coaching staff this offseason. Coming off a less than stellar 18-36 season last year under previous head...
  • Kermit Smith named new baseball head coach

    Appalachian State University named Kermit Smith their new head baseball coach last Tuesday. Smith, a 15 year coaching veteran, will be the 13th coach in Mountaineers history after the university parted ways with former head coach Billy Jones in May after an 18-36 record. Director of athletics Doug Gillin introduced...
  • Jones released as baseball head coach

    Appalachian State University athletics announced that Billy Jones has been relieved of his duties as the Mountaineers baseball head coach. “We’re grateful to coach Jones for his commitment to Appalachian State baseball over the last four years,” athletics director Doug Gillin said in a statement. “I wish him and...
  • Senior Duo’s Last Ride

    Motivated, determined, seasoned, mature, confident and specialized are words that typically surround senior collegiate athletes. Usually one of many seniors on a team is considered leader or captain of the team. A duo of seniors, Caleb McCann and Grayson Atwood, are the only two seniors on the baseball team this...
  • Mountaineers win the weekend

    Game 1 App State baseball (9-25, 4-12) hosted a nationally ranked team for the first time since 2013, when Sun Belt Conference foe South Alabama visited Boone for a three game weekend series. South Alabama came into game one undefeated in Sun Belt conference play this season at 15-0...
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