Banks Tolley's three home runs, including a dramatic walk-off, ensured App State's top-six Sun Belt Conference seeding and a place in the double-elimination phase of next week's championship tournament. Tolley's homers in the third, eighth, and tenth innings secured a 6-5 win against Georgia Southern, pushing the Mountaineers’ season record to 31-18-1—their highest win count since 2012.

By the Numbers
  • App State: 31-18-1 overall, 16-12-1 in conference
  • Tolley: 24 homers this season, including 3 in one game
  • Game 1: 6-5 victory for App State
  • Game 2: 14-4 defeat to Georgia Southern
Yes, But

App State’s doubleheader highlight was overshadowed by their 14-4 loss in Game 2, showing inconsistency in their back-to-back contests. Offense couldn’t maintain momentum, underscoring areas needing improvement before the tournament.

State of Play
  • App State is currently in fourth place in the Sun Belt Conference.
  • They need to win the rubber game on Friday to secure their fifth consecutive series win.
  • Senior Day festivities are set to precede the final game due to weather adjustments.
What's Next

App State will hit the field on Friday to conclude their regular season and aim for another victory to prepare for the double-elimination championship phase starting next week, crucial for NCAA regional aspirations.

Bottom Line

Banks Tolley’s powerful display and App State's fight for a top-six finish set the stage for an exciting championship bid, though they must address inconsistencies to maximize their postseason potential.