Weekend Baseball vs App State

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After being tabbed as the preseason #3 pick in the SoCon by conference coaches, App has had a rocky beginning to 2014, first dropping 3 straight @Arkansas last weekend, then dropping a midweek game in Knoxville to the Vols of Tennessee.

After being shut out 3-0 at home on opening day by Canisius, the Pack has won 3 straight and has been on an offensive tear, averaging more than 12 runs per game (Canisius 11-4, @Elon 12-7, NC A&T 15-0) to move to 3-1 on the year.

The Mountaineers (0-4) will be looking to break into the win column this weekend in Raleigh when they visit the Doak for a 3 game set, while the Pack will look to continue RE-establishing themselves as the cream of the crop both locally and nationally.

Not to mention getting Carlos Rodon some run support and hopefully his first victory of 2014.

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I’m not going to include a lot of stats in this, the first weekend preview of the year (there will be plenty of time for throwing in a bunch of stats that nobody reads later in the season when the conference schedule gets into swing), but I did want to include a few points of interest.

  •  Trea Turner has picked up where he left off last season, starting the year batting at an 8 for 16 clip (.500) and swiping 5 bases on 5 attempts.
  • Brett Austin is close on Turner’s heels, beginning the season 7 for 16 (.438)
  • Logan Ratledge, much maligned (by me) for his offensive woes, exploded yesterday vs A&T for 4 RBI on two (count ‘em…TWO!!) HRs.
  • Jake Armstrong leads the team with a slugging pct of .833, including a HR yesterday vs A&T
  • Despite taking the opening day loss, Carlos Rodon checks in with an ERA of 1.50 and 6 Ks in 6 innings of work.

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Games Schedule – Probable Starters – TV

  • Friday Feb 21, 3pm – Carlos Rodon (0-1) vs Jamie Nunn (0-1) – ESPN3
  • Saturday Feb 22, 1pm – Logan Jernigan (0-0) vs Tyler Moore (0-1) – ESPN3
  • Sunday Feb 23, 1pm – Brad Stone (1-0) vs Jeffery Springs (0-0)

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Go Pack!!!

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  • #41867

    Wufpacker
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    After being tabbed as the preseason #3 pick in the SoCon by conference coaches, App has had a rocky beginning to 2014, first dropping 3 straight @Arka
    [See the full post at: Weekend Baseball vs App State]

    #41868

    44rules
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    Go Pack!

    #41871

    FergusWolf
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    If the bats keep up this pace as the season goes along, that really gives the pitchers a lot of flexibility to go strong against batter.

    I’m willing to wager that the high our scoring average, the more strikeouts our pitchers throw…

    But, that’s probably obvious to everyone else.

    #41873

    elvislives
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    Let’s keep those bats hot for the weekend!

    #41883

    VaWolf82
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    there will be plenty of time for throwing in a bunch of stats that nobody reads

    I’m hurt.

    #41886

    FergusWolf
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    ^ I’m with Wufpacker, the stats don’t really show anything yet. No pitcher has started twice, number of at-bats are not statistically significant yet. At 10-15 games into the season, they should start to round out.

    #41891

    kornegaylw
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    I’m glad to see that we can schedule App for all sports that count except football…because we really want to see L-Tech, S. Alabama, ODU, C. Mich, etc.

    Life long Wolfpack fan, 2011 App Grad

    #41906

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Weather delay.

    And I think Va, being the confirmed stats nerd that he is, was more keying on the “that nobody reads” part.

    Sorry Va, I didn’t mean to generalize. You are, of course, one of the rare exceptions.

    #41912

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Pack leads 3-2 after 6 innings.

    Rodon looking strong (6 Ks and much better command than his last outing), but thus far suffering from lack of run support again.

    #41917

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    6-5 after 7.5

    9 Ks for Rodon (4 errors behind him)

    App’s Jaylin Davis just seems to be a bad matchup for Rodon (3 run HR today; Had 3 run HR vs Rodon last year too)

    #41919

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    DJ Thomas and Andrew Woeck combine to toss a scoreless 9th, including 2 Ks for Thomas and a save for Woeck.

    Pack wins 6-5

    #41942

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Logan Jernigan looking strong thru 3 innings, Pack leads 2-0.

    #42031

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Final Saturday…7-0 good guys.
    Logan Jernigan and Jon Olczak combine for a 2 hitter for the Pack.

    #42168

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Yay, Pack Nine! Hope the Happy Appies brought some bud to share post-game. Remember, sharing is caring.

    #42220

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Jake Armstrong comes up clutch today, breaking a 1-1 tie with a 2 out 2 run shot in the bottom of the 8th.
    Pack9 wins 3-1 to sweep App.
    Temple transfer Eric Peterson gets the win in relief.

    #42221

    VaWolf82
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    And I think Va, being the confirmed stats nerd that he is, was more keying on the “that nobody reads” part.

    I’ve been called a lot of things, but that might have been my first “nobody”.
    There’s no sport like baseball for stats.

    #42233

    Classof89
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    Despite their 0-fer record, I was impressed with App. State. Their pitchers more or less made us scratch and claw for every run we got. Armstrong’s game winner on Sunday was the Pack’s only homer of the weekend. And even though we scored seven runs on Saturday, the first run in that game illustrates my point: Turner walked, reached 2nd on a throwing error, stole third, and came home on another throwing error (can’t remember if it was wild pitch or wild pickoff attempt). Their previous four losses were to a nationally ranked Arkansas team and then to another SEC team…

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