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WCU Leads Appalachian, 5-0, in Rain-Halted Game One

May 17, 2012

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Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina scored five runs in a weather-lengthened fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead before the second of two weather-related delays forced the suspension of play on Thursday evening in the top of the seventh inning of game one at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium.

WCU starting pitcher Jordan Smith retired the first nine batters en route to throwing five innings of no-hit baseball before the first weather delay of the evening, lasting an hour and 37 minutes. Appalachian State picked up its first hit in the top of the sixth when play resumed. There was one more scoreless inning before lightning and rain would ultimately postpone the conclusion of game one until Friday.

Both WCU starter Smith and ASU starting pitcher Ryan Arrowood are the pitchers of record when play resumes at 4:00 pm in the top of the seventh inning. Game two will follow 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game and will feature left-handed hurler Morgan McKinney for the Catamounts (3.79 ERA, 6-3) going up against ASU's RHP Seth Grant (2.82 ERA, 6-2).

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