Despite Banks Tolley's milestone 25th home run, the Mountaineers fell to Georgia Southern 9-5 in their season finale at Smith Stadium. The loss ended a promising series of offensive highlights but could not offset Georgia Southern's consistent scoring and timely home runs. The Mountaineers now await the results of other Sun Belt games to determine their seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

By the Numbers
  • Tolley hit his 25th home run, tying him for seventh place in the nation.
  • The Mountaineers hit a record-breaking 91 home runs this season.
  • Georgia Southern’s record improved to 30-25 with the win.
State of Play
  • App State's record stands at 31-19-1 going into the Sun Belt tournament.
  • The team has secured a top-six seed, ensuring a spot in the double-elimination portion of the tournament starting Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala.
What's Next

The Mountaineers will focus on the Sun Belt conference tournament, where continued strong performances from players like Tolley will be crucial. There's potential for redemption and advancement in the tournament, contingent on their ability to execute under high stakes.

Bottom Line

App State's regular season may have ended on a sour note, but their high seeding and record-setting performance this year provide a strong foundation for success in the Sun Belt conference tournament. The team must capitalize on this momentum to make a significant impact in the postseason.