Appalachian State (3-2) put the only run on the board on a fourth-inning solo homer Saturday and defeated No. 7 LSU (5-1), 1-0, during the second game of the three game series.
The Tigers took the first game 4-0 last night, and will look to win the series tomorrow. Sophomore right-hander Kurt McCune takes the hill for LSU in a 11 a.m. start at Alex Box Stadium.
Appalachian State’s Ryan Arrowood (1-0) frustrated the LSU offense and retired 20 of 21 batters during one stretch of the game. The righty went seven innings, struck out 10 and allowed two hits.
Reliever Nathan Hyatt pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning for the save, his second of the season.
How big is this win? This big.
App State becomes first non-SEC to shut out LSU in eight years.
It’s also App State’s second win over a ranked foe exactly a year. Last February 25th, App State beat then No. 20 Miami, the first win over a ranked team since 1982.
Series is even. (LSU won game 1, 4-0). Game 3 Sunday at 11 a.m.
* photo from the ASU Mountaineer baseball fan page