The Appalachian State University softball team got back to work on Saturday following Friday's rain out. And the Apps (6-12) earned a split on the day for their efforts. In game one, they lost to Jacksonville State, 5-0; they rebounded and knocked off Bryant in the nightcap, 4-1.


In game one, Sydney Laws coughed up two runs in the first inning against Jacksonville State and suffered the loss. Kalee Taylor provided the offense with a two-run homer for a 2-0 lead. A sacrifice fly by Cadi Oliver in the fifth made it 3-0; Sara Borders closed out the scoring with a two-run shot in the seventh.


Winning pitcher Tiffany Harbin kept the Apps at bay. Ashley Seering picked up ASU's first hit of the day with a single in the fourth. But ASU, which eight runners on base, couldn't break through. They left runners on second and third in the second inning, and they left two runners on in the fourth.


Hardin went the distance walked four and struck out ten. She only gave up three hits. Laws (2-3) suffered the loss. She went seven innings, allowing 13 hits and four earned runs to go along with four strikeouts.


In game two, the Mountaineers (7-12) got off to a fast start and beat the Bulldogs, 4-1. Cara Parker drove in ASU's first run of the day with an RBI single in the third. But the Bulldogs tied it up in the fourth. Taylor Bell drove in Aubrey Mable to tie the game at 1-1. But Seering, who had two hits and drove in two runs on Saturday, gave ASU the lead for good with at two-run single.


Winning pitcher Shivaun Landeros (4-7) would finish off the Bulldogs tossed her seventh complete game of the season. She scattered four hits and striking out seven in the win.


The Mountaineers play Bryant at 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning and Coastal Carolina at 12 p.m.



Photo Courtesy: Ashley Seering, ASU Athletics