App State's baseball team is set to battle Georgia Southern in a high-stakes three-game series that will determine their seeding and bye status for the upcoming Sun Belt tournament. Entering the weekend at 30-17-1 overall and 15-11-1 in conference play, the Mountaineers are currently fourth in the Sun Belt. They aim to secure a top-six seed, ensuring an advantageous position in the double-elimination round of the tournament. The games will take place from Thursday to Saturday and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

By the Numbers
  • App State's current season record: 30-17-1, with 15-11-1 in Sun Belt play.
  • Georgia Southern's season record: 28-24, with 15-12 in Sun Belt play.
  • App State ranks 62nd in the nation in RPI; Georgia Southern ranks 73rd.
  • The Mountaineers have scored double-digit runs in 21 games, averaging 9.2 runs per game.
State of Play
  • App State is in a critical position, needing at least one win to secure a top-six seed.
  • Georgia Southern recently bounced back with a midweek win after being swept by No. 22 Louisiana.
  • The Mountaineers are averaging 9.2 runs per game, leading the Sun Belt, and have hit 87 home runs this season.
What's Next

Should App State secure the necessary wins, they will enter the Sun Belt tournament with a significant advantage in the double-elimination round starting next Wednesday in Montgomery, Alabama. The team has the potential for their best conference finish since 2012, including a top-five seed with two victories or top seed with a series sweep.

Bottom Line

App State's performance this weekend is crucial. A strong showing will not only secure a favorable seed and bye in the Sun Belt tournament but also reinforce the team's impressive season, marked by consistent offensive power and key victories.