The Citadel 6, Appalachian State 3

Calvin Orth clubbed the first pitch of the bottom of the seventh inning over the fence in left to spark a four-run inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and sending The Citadel on its way to a victory over Appalachian State in the opening game of a Southern Conference series at Riley Park.

The Bulldogs (22-17, 10-6 SoCon) equaled their season-high winning streak of five while taking their fourth in a row in conference play. Appalachian State (21-13, 10-8) lost for only the third time in its past nine SoCon games.

Orth put The Citadel ahead to stay when he hit his sixth home run of the season and fourth in the past four conference games off Mountaineers starter Jamie Nunn.

Before the inning was over, the Bulldogs added five more hits and three two-out runs to take a 6-2 lead.

APP ST. AB R H BI CITADEL AB R H BI

Crespo 2b 5 0 3 1 Davis 2b 2 2 1 1

Head 3b 3 0 0 0 Armstrong cf 4 1 2 1

Pierson ph 0 0 0 1 Jackson c 4 0 1 0

Davis cf 5 0 0 0 Thmpson dh 3 0 1 1

Callaway ss 4 0 1 0 DeKerlgnd lf 3 1 0 0

Holmes dh 3 1 1 0 Orth 1b 4 1 1 1

Zumbrk c 3 0 0 0 Stokes ss 4 0 1 0

Dobson 1b 4 0 0 0 Hines 3b 4 1 1 0

Kincaid lf 3 2 2 1 Bullard rf 4 0 1 0

Troutman rf 2 0 1 0 Totals 32 3 8 3 Totals 32 6 9 4

Appalachian State 000 020 001— 3

Citadel 100 100 40x— 6

DP—Citadel 2. LOB—App St. 10, Citadel 6. 2B—Holmes, Davis, Armstrong. 3B—Troutman. HR—Orth. SH—Zumbrook, Davis. SB—DeKerlegand. CS—Armstrong.

IP H R ER BB SO

App State

Nunn (L, 7-3) 6.2 7 6 5 3 1

Thurber 1.1 2 0 0 0 2

Citadel

Pritcher 6.2 7 2 2 1 2

Sherrill (W, 2-1) 0.2 0 0 0 2 1

Reeves 1 0 1 1 2 1

Hunter (S,9) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0

HBP— Pritcher. A—281. Time—2:34.