The difference in Sunday’s triumph was ASU’s four-run sixth. Clinging to a 2-1 lead going into the frame, the Mountaineers strung together five singles, highlighted by Doug Jones’ two-run line drive into left center field. Tyler Zupcic and Trey Holmes also drove in runs in to help ASU take a commanding 6-1 advantage.
Appalachian’s 12-hit attack, its largest output in 12 games, was complemented by a third-straight stellar performance from its pitching staff. In particular, starter Seth Grant turned in his best effort of the season, limiting Wofford to one run on five hits over seven innings and needing only 96 pitches to collect his second win of the season.
Zupcic led the Mountaineers’ 12-hit outburst, going 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI. The sophomore’s four hits matched a career high that was originally set against Wofford last May 22 in Spartanburg, S.C. Tyler Tewell matched Jones’ game-high two RBI with a two-out, two-run single in the first inning while he, Holmes and Zack Briggs all had two hits in the winning effort.
Alex Lee went 3-for-4 and Konstantine Diamaduros went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple to pace the Terriers, who have dropped 10-straight decisions to ASU.
Appalachian wraps up a stretch of eight home games in 15 days when it hosts North Carolina A&T on Tuesday evening. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Smith Stadium.