Sports

The Appalachian State University softball team is on a roll. The Mountaineers have won four of their last their last five games. They simply dominated Elon in the final game of their three-game Southern Conference weekend series.

Highlighted by a three-run home run by Matt Brill (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline), Appalachian State University baseball scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-6 victory over The Citadel on Sunday afternoon at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.

The Hickory Crawdads played catch up on Saturday against the Asheville Tourists, but their comeback attempts finally fell short in a 7-5, ten-inning loss on Saturday at L.P. Fran Stadium.

The Watauga High boys' and girls' track teams changed venues on Saturday. They pulled out of the Taco Bell Invitational in Columbia, S.C., and competed at the Appalachian State University Invitational in Boone, instead.

Coming off of two great offensive outputs in a doubleheader at East Tennessee State on Tuesday, the Appalachian State University softball team earned a split on Saturday at Elon.