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Open thread – One more win and Apps in title game

Admit it .. you're excitedApp State and the ‘Whee are playing right now with the winner going to the SoCon baseball championship. That’s what the bracket says. App State down 2-0 after two innings. Come on guys. GIVE ‘EM HELL!

APPS WIN, BUT REMATCH SET. Whee goes down, 3-2!

Pinch hitter Chris Trappy’s double to left center brought outfielder Jack Myers across home plate and gave seventh-seeded Appalachian State a 3-2 victory over No. 6 seed Western Carolina in game 11 of the 2010 Bennett Hofford Southern Conference Baseball Championship presented by Carolina Ford Dealers.

With ASU’s victory, the two teams will meet again at 5 p.m. with a trip to the championship game on the line.

So NOW one more game, THEN conference final.


TIGHT. Bottom of the 7th, 6-5 Whee.


  1. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:15 am

    2-1 WCU, bottom 4 apps at bat

  2. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:26 am

    2-1 WCU, after 4

  3. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:34 am

    2-1 WCU, Apps coming to bat btm 5

  4. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Apps tie it up on an Error. 2-2 still batting 1 out, Hobson on 3rd

  5. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:39 am

    ahh Hobson tagged out at home. 2 down, runner on 1st.

  6. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:40 am

    after 5, we're tied at 2

  7. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Apps up to bat btm 6. still tied at 2

  8. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:51 am

    3 up 3 down, top 7 we go tied at 2

  9. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 6:57 am

    bottom 7, Apps coming to bat, tied at 2

  10. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:06 am

    after 7, still tied at 2

  11. Gwaltineer

    May 29, 2010 at 7:14 am

    i love those Gold jersey's.

  12. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:15 am

    btm 8, apps batting tied at 2

  13. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Towarnicky singles with 1 out.

  14. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Towarnicky to 2nd on a wild pitch

  15. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Dowdy strikes out, 2 down, Towarnicky still on 2nd.

  16. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Towarnicky to 3rd on a wild pitch!

  17. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:25 am

    going to the 9th all tied at 2

  18. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:29 am

    1 out top 9

  19. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:30 am

    2 down

  20. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:32 am

    WCU gets a single with 2 down.

  21. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

    bottom 9, apps chance to steal this game.

  22. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:37 am

    bunt single, safe at 1st to start the btm 9

  23. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:39 am

    APPS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Jared

    May 29, 2010 at 7:40 am

    5:00pm next game.

  25. Gwaltineer

    May 29, 2010 at 7:42 am

    that was awesome. bunt to get the runner on, bunt to move him over, and then double off the wall. great baseball.

  26. timfrom1977

    May 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

    "FINISH STRONG!"…one game to go:)

  27. Gwaltineer

    May 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

    i'm not sure i've ever seen a guy get picked off on the 5th attempt. by that time you should know the pitchers move. It's even better to win the season series against Western after we all kissed our sister in game 3 of the regular season with that tie.

  28. mark

    May 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Awesome!!! Looking forward to 5pm!!!!
    Go apps!!

  29. SpeedkingATL

    May 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Whoo hooo good guys win. As Ernie Banks would say "Let's play 2". Go Apps!!

  30. AppAlum2003

    May 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Statisically, the chances of splitting a double-header are WAY higher than either team winning both games. How Game 2 starts is going to be vital to the results of the day.

  31. Go FBS (1-A) NOW

    May 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Those odds on two games just got better with the win.

  32. rowdypaco

    May 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    So the Game tracker on says WCU is playing ASU, but that stands for Angelo State Rams. Really?

  33. appirishmen

    May 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm


  34. Jon

    May 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Oh well. It was a great season!!

  35. Jon

    May 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    7-6. Whee win.. 🙁

  36. hapapp

    May 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I'd say it was a good season…Great start, faltered down the stretch, finished 7th in the conference, and had a good run in the tournament. I realize things need to put in context, but a similar performance by our basketball team would not have been described as great.

  37. appfanmidwest

    May 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    And that, my friends, is why we are a football school. Now, let's talk some App State football.

    By the way, the SoCon still sucks.

  38. Gwaltineer

    May 30, 2010 at 4:24 am

    i'm actually amazed what a little terdbag you are, midwest.

  39. AppMan

    May 30, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Heck of a year for the Diamond Apps. Pollard has done an amazing job of taking what amounted to a start up program to the semi-finals of the tournament in 5 years. Lots of young talent and depth back next year.

    I am no fan of the SmallCon, but as a baseball league the conference has been ranked consistently in the top 12 (out of 32 D-I conferences) over the past 5-6 years and is currently 9th for 2010.

  40. Gwaltineer

    May 30, 2010 at 6:27 am

    I'm pretty pleased with competing for SoCon titles in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.

  41. appfanmidwest

    May 30, 2010 at 6:39 am

    You guys know I just jerking your chains. I am very proud of how well we compete in all sports (that are not as important to me personally). However, I still hate the SoCon.

    I'm just ready for some football!!!

  42. appfanmidwest

    May 30, 2010 at 6:46 am

    40 days and 40 nights of oil spilling into the Emerald Coast and President Noah still doesn't have a clue from a leadership perspective.

    Escalating a war that cannot be won in Afghanistan, an economy on the verge of disaster, dirty Chicago-style politics (Sestak), Pirates on the US/Mexican border in the gulf, damage to relationship with Israel, no clue on how to handle Korea, etc.

    How's that hope and change working for ya? I gave George Bush a lot of grief, but I'd take him back in a heartbeat over this clown. Hmmm…maybe Bush was right with his axis of evil comment after all???

  43. AppMan

    May 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    appfanmidwest, you know better than to give about the state of affairs with the current administration. Chairman O'Bama has us on the right path… to Socialism. But what does this have to do with ASU baseball?

  44. AppMan

    May 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Left out "facts" in my post.

    Hate it you can't edit these posts!

  45. appfanmidwest

    May 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    just venting and my wife is tired of listening to me bitch.

  46. Gwaltineer

    May 31, 2010 at 4:11 am

    tell her to start blogging here.

  47. Fleetwood App

    May 31, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Congratulations to the Baseball Team for a great season. I know they wish they could play some of those games over again, but all in all, it was a great season. It's good to be competitive.

  48. rob

    May 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    you go Appman !

  49. Keith

    June 1, 2010 at 5:26 am

    The SoCon did get three teams into the NCAA tournament. The Citadel, C of C and Elon.

  50. DRM

    June 1, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Choice wasn't between Bush and Obama, Midwest. Tell me you'd rather have had Palin a 72-year old heartbeat away from the Presidency, and I'll tell you your depth of thought leaves much room for improvement. Had McCain had the balls and judgment to pick a halfway sensible running mate—your guy Romney, for example—you might well have a legitimate complaint. Given his choice to placate the right wing extreme, you don't. I agree with your wife regarding your bitching, by the way.

    I also actually agree with you regarding Afghanistan. Of the two Bush wars, it was the one with justification, but history would indicate it is by far the least likely to be successfully concluded. It is ironic that the GOP and the more conservative Dems are the ones pushing that escalation, which means your position actually agrees with the moderate and liberal Dems on that issue. But contrast the Bush non-response to a discrete natural disaster (the hurricane came and went, leaving a set amount of damage and destruction, all of which government is well-equipped to address) to an on-going manmade disaster for which government has zero expertise in correcting, and there's no logical basis for your criticism. There’s plenty of legitimacy to frustration that even BP doesn't seem to have a viable plan for stemming the flow, but the only criticism I can think of for government is that they could accelerate approval for those barriers Louisiana wants to build. Those won't block all the damage by any means, but they couldn't hurt, and it would give the locals down there some sense that they’re actually doing something productive.

  51. JMcCray

    June 1, 2010 at 5:31 am

    In regards to wars in the middle east, the problem doesn't lie within the Department of Defense, the problem is within the State Department.

  52. approcks

    June 1, 2010 at 6:32 am

    "…but the only criticism I can think of for government is that they could accelerate approval for those barriers Louisiana wants to build." Huh??

    Hmmm…let's see, it's our national resources, not a British oil company's. My 5 year old could provide better leadership than Obama is providing.

    Dems have run congress for 4 years and GOP has no power, so they deserve all of the blame for government failures…which are far and wide.

    Obama is a complete joke and everyone is starting to wake up.

  53. Waco Kid

    June 1, 2010 at 7:20 am

    It is interesting that the folks in Nashville TN haven't been sitting around waiting for the government to save them. It's amazing what people can do on their own if they actually put forth some effort and don't expect the government to do it all for them.

    Back to baseball… It was a great run and one that nobody expected after the Elon and CofC series. With most of the team coming back we should be a contender next season.

  54. DRM

    June 1, 2010 at 7:23 am

    That's the broad view of the administration overall, rocks. We were (or at least I was) specifically addressing the oil spill, not the performance of political leaders in general. (Speaking in generalities, however, I disagree that GOP is powerless. In the minority, yes; powerless, absolutely not. Responsible for bills that pass? Unlikely, since they're usually unified in voting "No." Responsible for bills that don't pass? Probably, for the same reason. Republicans are always more unified than Democrats, and especially so when they're in the minority. In a way, that’s admirable; in another way, it’s frustrating. In general, both parties are influenced way too much by their own re-election interests, way too little by what's actually good for the majority of citizens.)

    But the point here isn't about political leadership, Obama's or anyone else's. The point is, if we (as in government) have no expertise with which to deal with this disaster—and we don't, certainly not on the level possessed by an oil company—what can government do beyond speaking sternly and repeatedly (and rather hollowly) of BP's responsibilities (responsibilities which I have yet to hear a BP exec refute, by the way)?

    In other words, as a practical matter, what is government to do specifically regarding the oil spill? I'm less than enthralled by this administration's performance overall, but on the oil spill I don't see what either they or Congress (either party) can do that has any real hands-on effect. That's why I drew the contrast with the delayed Katrina response—in that case, there were things that could be done, and done immediately in the aftermath of the storm. Eventually those things were done, but not immediately.

    I seriously doubt the outcomes would have been much different, but it might have been better if Katrina had happened on Obama's watch—Democrats usually being quicker to push government action when someone knows what to do—and the oil spill on the Bush/Cheney watch. I'm still not sure what government could have done, but oil men might have had some leverage with BP that an attorney may lack. In the long run, though, it is in BP's and the oil industry's best interests to solve this problem sooner than later, so I can't believe they aren't doing their very best, as inadequate as that has proven thus far. I can't see much that government can add, again beyond rhetoric.

  55. Dan

    June 1, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Term limits.

  56. DRM

    June 1, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I agree wholeheartedly. Here's my plan for those:

    1 Increase House terms to four years; limit members to two terms max, but allow them to be reelected to the House after sitting out one four-year term. With two-year terms, they're hardly in office before they become focused on the next election.

    2 Decrease Senate terms to four years; otherwise, implement the same limits proposed above for the House. Six years is too long between elections for a group that has significant control over legislation that is and isn't considered.

    3 Increase the Presidential term to six years, with no option to run for a second term. Most administrations that are eventually effective only become so late in their first term. Six years would give them three or so effective years to build on momentum. Most two-term presidents become pretty irrelevant the final two years of their second term anyway, as they're lame duck (same might happen in years five or six of my proposal, of course).

  57. JMcCray

    June 1, 2010 at 7:49 am

    and Exxon and Shell operate oil wells overseas, they are international companies doing business internationally and paying each country for the right to drill.

  58. DRM

    June 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

    As a nation, we as citizens and our political leaders (both as individuals and as a collective) are way too dependent on oil in general and "Big Oil" in particular. And that's not a holier-than-thou pontification–my principal means of transport is a mid-size SUV in which I'm fortunate to average 18 mpg.

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