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Austin Peay Governors Baseball defeats SIU Edwardsville Cougars 9-5

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsEdwardsville, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team scored eight unanswered runs and posted a 9-5 victory in the opening game of its Ohio Valley Conference series against SIU Edwardsville, Friday night at Simmons Baseball Complex.

Center fielder Michael Blanchard's 12th career triple led the Govs past SIU Edwardsville, Friday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Center fielder Michael Blanchard's 12th career triple led the Govs past SIU Edwardsville, Friday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (27-17, 13-5 OVC) broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run fourth inning. The Govs loaded the bases as catcher P.J. Torres doubled and first baseman Tyler Childress and right fielder Rolando Gautier each walked. Center fielder Michael Blanchard cleared the bases with a triple that found the wall in right center field. Blanchard would score on designated hitter Jon Clinard’s sacrifice fly, giving APSU a 5-1 lead.

Greg BachmanThe Govs tacked on two runs in the fifth and solo runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to extend its lead to 9-1. Third baseman Greg Bachman’s two-run home run – his 10th this season – accounted for the sixth inning’s tally. Second baseman Jordan Hankins had a sixth-inning solo home run and added a RBI single in the seventh.

Austin Peay starter Zach Toney (4-2) took advantage of the run support to notch his second consecutive win. He surrendered a first-inning run then did not allow another run until giving up back-to-back doubles to start the sixth. Toney finished the night allowing three runs on eight hits over six-plus innings.

Zach ToneySIU Edwardsville (23-23, 9-10 OVC) cut the lead to 8-3 with the back-to-back doubles off Toney in the seventh then added two more runs in the ninth to set the game’s final margin.

The Cougars out-hit the Govs, 13-12, but Austin Peay’s offense took advantage of the eight walks it was handed by SIUE pitching.

Hankins led the Govs with a 3-for-5, two RBI outing. Blanchard finished the night 2-for-6 with a team-best three RBI while Reed Harper and Bachman each added two hits.

SIUE starter Drew Staples (1-2) suffered the loss after allowing seven runs on eight hits and four walks over 4.2 innings. Left fielder Travis Becherer led the Cougars with a 4-for-5, RBI performance. First baseman Joel Greatting was 1-for-5 with two RBI.

Austin Peay and SIU Edwardsville will continue their three game OVC series with a 1:00pm, Saturday contest.

Notes

Blanchard’s fourth-inning triple was the 12th of his career, moving him past Greg Tubbs (1981-84) for the Govs all-time triples mark. Bachman’s two hits gave him 240 career hits, one shy of the fourth spot on the Govs all-time hits list held by Lance Wampler (241 hits, 1997-00).

Austin Peay saw its OVC lead return to 1½ games as Jacksonville State dropped a 5-3 decision to Southeast Missouri and Eastern Kentucky fell to UT Martin, 11-7, Friday.

Box Score

Austin Peay at SIU Edwardsville
May 4th, 2012 at Edwardsville, IL (Simmons Complex)

Austin Peay 9 (27-17,13-5 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BLANCHARD, Michael cf 6 2 2 3 0 1 1 0 3
CLINARD, Jon dh 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 5 1 3 2 1 0 5 3 2
HARPER, Reed ss 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 2
BACHMAN, Greg 3b 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 1
HUDSON, Cody lf 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2
TORRES, P.J. c 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 2
CHILDRESS, Tyler 1b 2 2 1 0 3 0 9 0 0
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 0
TONEY, Zach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LEFFEW, Zane p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KEMMER, Kacy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EDLIN, Chuck p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 9 12 9 8 2 27 9 12
 
SIU Edwardsville 5 (23-23,9-10 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BECHERER, Travis lf 5 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0
MATECKI, Mitch cf 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
GREATTING, Joel 1b 5 0 1 2 0 1 9 0 0
CALDWELL, Devin rf 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1
HAWKINS, Zach 3b 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 2 2
HIGHLAND, Matt dh 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
GREEN, Chase ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
KEELER, Brett c 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
SIPE, Brian ph 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
VAZQUEZ, James 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 4
STAPLES, Drew p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
SCHAEFFER, Tony p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HAWKINS, Thad p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
BROWN, Dylan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 38 5 13 4 2 4 27 9 10
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 100 421 100 -  9 12  1
SIU Edwardsville.... 100 000 202 -  5 13  1
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E – BACHMAN, G.(7); MATECKI(2). LOB – APSU 12; Cougars 10. 2B – HANKINS, J.(12); TORRES, P.(8); CHILDRESS, T(3); BECHERER 2(12); VAZQUEZ(9). 3B – BLANCHARD, M(3). HR – HANKINS, J.(6); BACHMAN, G.(10). SH – CLINARD, J.(9); MATECKI(1); GREEN(9). SF – CLINARD, J.(3). SB – BLANCHARD, M(11); BECHERER 2(11).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
TONEY, Zach W,4-2 6.0 8 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 24 28 10 5 114
LEFFEW, Zane 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 2 10
KEMMER, Kacy 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 12
EDLIN, Chuck 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 2 1 19
 
SIU Edwardsville ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
STAPLES, Drew L,1-2 4.2 8 7 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 20 26 8 6 86
SCHAEFFER, Tony 1.1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 8 3 0 41
HAWKINS, Thad 2.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 9 3 2 40
BROWN, Dylan 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2 1 23

 

Win – TONEY, Z. (4-2). Loss – STAPLES (1-2). Save – None. PB – TORRES, P.(17). Inherited runners/scored: LEFFEW, Z. 1/1; SCHAEFFER 1/0. Pitches/strikes: TONEY, Z. 114/70; LEFFEW, Z. 10/7; KEMMER, K. 12/9; EDLIN, C. 19/12; STAPLES 86/43; SCHAEFFER 41/25; HAWKINS, T. 40/25; BROWN 23/11. Umpires - HP: Donald Gilmore 1B: Bryon Martin 3B: Bill Bonney
Start: 6:00pm Time: 3:01 Attendance: 142
Weather: Mid 80’s, humid, overcast

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