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App State Baseball 2021 Season Preview

The App State baseball team will begin its 2021 season this weekend as they take on Winthrop in a three-game series.

The Mountaineers open the year with six straight road games: at Winthrop, versus ETSU in a two-game series followed by a three-game home and away series against North Carolina A&T. The home opener against the Aggies is set for February 27th at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium in Boone.

App State returns eight of their nine starters and all four starting pitchers. Along with returning depth, this year’s Mountaineers’ squad also features transfers who give them even more experience on the field. The Mountaineers won six straight games before last season was cut short due to COVID-19. App State will look to capitalize on a .237 team batting average from last year which ranked 10th in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Mountaineers are set to begin Sun Belt conference play almost a month after the season starts. They’re set to open the conference by hosting Arkansas State from March 19-21, before heading to Charlotte to take on the 49ers on April 20th at Beaver Field in Boone. They’ll round out the regular season by hosting South Alabama May 20-22 before preparing for the Sun Belt tournament, which takes place May 25-30 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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