The Tusculum Baseball Team (2-2, 1-0) opened South Atlantic Conference play with an 11-1 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne (2-3, 0-1) Friday night at Pioneer Park.

In its first home Southern Conference battle and a near full-strength roster, the Appalachian State wrestling team exploded for a 30-7 win against VMI on Friday at Varsity Gym.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Team (2-2) suffered a 6-3 loss to Mount Olive (4-0) Friday afternoon in the first match of the spring for the Bears at Hickory High School.

The Lees-McRae men's volleyball team stumbled out of the gate and was unable to recover on its way to being swept, 20-25, 15-25, 26-28, by Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas action Friday night at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.

Appalachian State University softball fell to the Penn State Nittany Lions in its third game of the season and third game of the Kajikawa Classic on Friday evening, 10-4.