Created on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:03
|Senior first baseman Trey Holmes attempts to tag out a High Point runner during Tuesday night’s game. The team blasted past the Prowlers 6-2. Paul Heckert | The Appalachian |
Baseball won its fourth game in a row Tuesday, scoring 6-2 over High Point to bring its SoCon-leading record to 29-9.
The Mountaineers are now 21-1 at home, the best mark in NCAA-IA.
Sophomore left fielder Preston Troutman provided power for ASU, with a career-tying three hits. Troutman slammed a two-out RBI triple in the 2nd inning to give ASU its first run of the game. The sophomore improved his batting average to .253 with the outing.
“It’s good to win,” Troutman said. “We came out, we hit it pretty good and we played good, so that’s all we can do.”
Tyler Tewell, the reigning SoCon player of the week, had two hits. Daniel Kassouf banged out two doubles, including one that fell just short of his 16th home run of the season.
“We knew they were going to be a great team,” Tewell said. “We were just going to play our game and I felt like we did that, so I’m really proud of the way we played.”
Jamie Nunn got the win, giving a strong performance on the mound, and moved to 4-0. Nunn pitched six innings and gave up only four hits and struck out three.
“I thought we had a good, solid effort all around,” head coach Chris Pollard said. “I thought we were opportunistic at the plate. We had good situational hitting. We scored the two runs in the 3rd inning with the two outs we played very good defensively and I thought Jamie Nunn gave us a really good start.”
The team is preparing for a series matchup against SoCon-worst Wofford this weekend in Spartanburg, S.C. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.Story: LAUREN OSBORNE, Intern Sports Reporter
Photo: PAUL HECKERT, Photographer