Appel lost his first start against Rice 5 to 1. He pitched 5 innings, allowing 5 runs although 3 were unearned. He recorded 3 BB and 3 K's while throwing 1 wild pitch. This game was played on Friday, so that would put him on track to pitch again this Friday vs Fresno State.

0-1 (W/L) 3.60 (ERA) 3/3 (K/BB)