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Troy falls to App State

The Troy University baseball team was eliminated on Friday night from the Sun Belt Conference Tournament by App State. Troy was defeated 6 to 10.

The game started well for the Trojans with three straight walks in the first inning forcing a pitching change. Troy came out of the first inning with a 2 to 0 lead. App State got on the board in the third inning to narrow the score at 2 to 1, and then added two runs in the fourth inning to go up 2 to 3. Troy scored a run in the sixth inning to tie it up at 3 to 3. The seventh inning proved disastrous for the Trojans – giving up 7 runs. Troy scored three runs in the ninth inning; but App State proved to be too much for the men of Troy leading to the final score of 6 to 10.

App State advances to the semifinals game on Saturday while Troy's Sun Belt Tournament run is over.

The head Coach is Skylar Meade.

"You can't lose focus in tournament baseball, but we compartmentalized a lot in that seventh inning, and it burnt us," Meade said.

The tournament elimination means that Troy is not guaranteed a berth in next week's NCAA baseball tournament and instead is depending on the generosity of the Committee.

"I don't like putting this kind of thing in other people's hands. But we don't have any regrets about anything this season," Meade said. "We got good players. We got superstars, and we put them in situations to succeed. I know what our team is. We are an NCAA Tournament team. I have no doubt. I remain optimistic."

Troy was walked 11 times in the loss.

Troy will find out its postseason fate during Monday's NCAA Regional Selection Show. Troy finished 37 and 22 on the season and was third in the Sun Belt Conference. The University of Alabama is also a bubble team/determine a second straight postseason bid. The Tide was eliminated from the SEC tournament on the first day.

 

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