Our Local college here in the High Country Mountains, the Appalachian State baseball team finished 29th overall in the National Rankings in Division I. This is the highest ranking that the mountaineers baseball team has had since joining the NCAA Division I. The Mountaineers finished the season with a school record of 41-18. Next year the mountaineer baseball team hopes to continue the success that they had this year, but will have to do it with a new staff. Chris Pollard took the head coaching job at the University of Duke. Billy Jones the assistant coach at Oklahoma State will replace Pollard. Jones has been at Oklahoma State for eight seasons. Jones was a big part in the cowboy’s staff; he was one of the top recruiters in the nation and helped out with the hitters and outfielders. Next year should bring in big crowds to the newly built stadium as the mountaineers try to go for another successful season.