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Stopping the skid

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Malik Rahili | The Appalachian

Snapping the streak

Since its 4-0 win over High Point on March 3, the results look rough for App State baseball.

Since that win, the team has lost 10-straight games – many of which have been close contests.

Much like softball, App State baseball (5-15) has struggled early in its new conference, going 0-6 in the Sun Belt so far.

There are more challenges on the horizon too, as App State hosts conference foe ULM (11-7) in a three-game weekend series before battling ACC foes UNC (12-8) and Wake Forest (14-8).

The weekend series against ULM presents a challenge that the Mountaineers need to overcome to get the season going.

Close games galore

The Mountaineers have been involved in many close games over their losing streak.

In that time period, App State fell in extra innings by one run to Georgia Southern and was also edged by one run against Texas State in the team’s last series.

The Mountaineers need to find ways to win close ball games, as the team is 1-9 in games decided by two runs or fewer.

Perhaps there is a mental challenge to overcome with the close game woes, but whatever the case, turning around the results in tight games will help the Mountaineers right the ship.

Malik Rahili | The Appalachian
Malik Rahili | The Appalachian

Story: Cory Spiers, Sports Editor
Infographic: Malik Rahili, Visual Managing Editor

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