Jaylin Davis and Tyler Moore gave the Appalachian State University baseball team a much-needed lift Saturday night.
Following a disappointing loss Friday night against Elon, Davis and Moore teamed up and led App State to a 10-4 win against the Phoenix (24-15 overall, 10-7 Southern Conference) on Saturday at Latham Park in Elon, N.C.. Moore tossed his fourth complete game of the season; Davis was 3-5 driving in with three runs batted in.
The win keeps App State (14-22; 8-5) in a third-place tie with Samford in the SoCon standings.
Moore (8-2) gave up four runs, three earned and he struck out seven. Davis, who had a pair of triples among his three hits, tripled in the first inning and drove in Michael Pierson for a 1-0 lead.
Davis scored on a passed ball giving the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead. His second triple came in the fourth, driving in Tyler Stroup and Pierson, for a 4-0 lead.
Bradley Morton belted his first career home run, a two-run shot, making it 6-0.
Elon finally got on the board in fourth on Sebastian Gomez's RBI single, but the Mountaineers led 7-1. Elon pulled a little closer in the sixth inning scoring two twice, but Pierson's run-scoring double drove in Tyler Stroup making it 8-3.
The Mountaineers put the game completely out of reach with two more runs in the top of the ninth. Elon scoring in the bottom of the ninth, but Moore shut the door and preserved the win.
Stroup had three hit for the Mountaineers, scoring twice with an RBI. Pierson scored two runs on two hits, a walk and he also drove in a run.
Quinn Bower led the Phoenix with two hits and two RBI. King chipped in for the other Phoenix RBI.
The Mountaineers wrap up this three-game series this afternoon at 2 p.m. Jeffrey Springs gets the starting nod for the Mountaineers.
Photo Courtesy: Tyler Moore, App State Athletics