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APSU Governors Baseball sweeps OVC doubleheader from Morehead State Eagles Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team used a combination of offensive power and pitching prowess to win both ends of an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader – 17-5 in Game 1 before winning the nightcap, 7-1 – against Morehead State, Saturday at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Jon Clinard recorded his 200th career hit – becoming the 13th Govs to reach that milestone – in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Morehead State. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Jon Clinard recorded his 200th career hit – becoming the 13th Govs to reach that milestone – in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Morehead State. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

In the day’s first game, Austin Peay (32-19, 17-6 OVC) starter Casey Delgado surrendered two first-inning runs, but the offense immediately countered with the game’s next five runs. Second baseman Jordan Hankins had a two-run single to tie the game in the first. Shortstop Reed Harper followed with an RBI single then added a two-run single in the second to put the Govs up 5-2.

Delgado (6-4) surrendered one more run in the third but did not surrender another run in his seven-inning outing. He picked up his team-leading sixth win by holding the Eagles to three runs on four hits and five walks over seven innings.

Jon ClinardAustin Peay broke the game open with three runs in the sixth, two in the seventh and then seven in the eighth. Designated hitter Jon Clinard had a two-run double in the sixth before first baseman Tyler Childress added a two-run home run in the seventh.  The Govs batted around in their seven-run eighth, Clinard posting another two-run double to cap the outburst.

The first five hitters in the Govs order posted 16 of the team’s 18 hits in the contest. Clinard finished the day 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI. Center fielder Michael Blanchard also had four hits.

Tyler ChildressMorehead state starter Noah Smallwood suffered the loss after allowing eight runs on nine hits through six innings. Right fielder Luke Bainer’s two-run home run in the first gave Morehead State its first – albeit brief – lead of the series and he finished the opener 1-for-4 with two RBI.

The second game opened as a pitcher’s duel for two innings, but Austin Peay used a sacrifice fly from Harper followed by third baseman Greg Bachman’s three-run home run to take a 4-0 lead after three innings.

The Govs tacked on two more runs in the fourth and added a run in the eighth to build a 7-0 lead. Blanchard’s bases-loaded walk and Clinard’s sacrifice fly accounted for the fourth’s scoring. Bachman brought home the game’s seventh run with a single in the eighth.

Morehead State (25-24, 10-14 OVC) broke up the Govs shutout bid on third baseman Andrew Deeds RBI single in the ninth off APSU closer Tyler Rogers.

Andy CoxAustin Peay starter Andy Cox (4-1), pitching on three day’s rest after a Tuesday start against Lipscomb, held Morehead State scoreless through six innings, allowing three hits and striking out six. It was the second win of the week for the senior right-hander who held the Bisons to one run and five hits in his earlier start.

Bachman led the Govs with a 2-for-4, four RBI performance in the second game. Hankins and left fielder Cody Hudson each had two hits as Austin Peay posted 10 hits in the win.

Jordan HankinsEagles starter Matt Robertson (1-4) suffered the Game 2 loss after allowing six runs on four hits and four walks over three-plus innings. Deeds finished the game 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Austin Peay returns to action when it travels to Belmont for a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest. The Govs then close out the regular-season portion of their schedule when they travel to Tennessee Tech for a three-game OVC series, beginning with a 6:00pm Thursday contest.

Notes

Austin Peay Baseball's Jon Clinard and Greg Bachman.

Austin Peay Baseball's Jon Clinard and Greg Bachman.

Jon Clinard became the 13th Govs hitter to record 200 career hits with his third-inning single in Game 2. Greg Bachman’s three-run home run in the third inning of Game 2 was his 30th career home run, he also finished the day with 247 career hits moving into 2nd all-time in that category.

Clinard and Bachman were among 11 Governors seniors recognized prior to the start of Game 2. Austin Peay’s series sweep of Morehead State was their third in OVC action this season – they opened OVC play with series sweeps at Southeast Missouri and against UT Martin.

The Govs finish the day with a one-game lead over Eastern Kentucky for the league lead – Eastern Kentucky concludes its OVC series with Tennessee Tech, Sunday.


Box Score – Game 1

Morehead State at Austin Peay
May 12th, 2012 at Clarksville, TN (Raymond C. Hand Park)

Morehead State 5 (25-23,10-13 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
PICKENS, Taylor lf 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1
MORTON, Bud ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LEWIS, Bobby ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAINER, Luke rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 2
BEGEMAN, Kellen ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DEEDS, Andrew 3b 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0
DUFF, Nick dh 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
BAINER, Eric c 3 0 0 1 1 0 8 3 1
GREENWELL, Chase ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1
SWEENEY, Kane 1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 0
ELMORE, Duran cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
BIRKOFER, Jeff 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0
SMALLWOOD, Noah p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SCHNEIDER, Josh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARNOLD, Jeff p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARIAS, Gerardo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 5 7 5 5 6 24 8 6
 
Austin Peay 17 (31-19,16-6 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BLANCHARD, Michael cf 6 4 4 0 0 1 3 0 1
CLINARD, Jon dh 5 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 6 1 3 3 0 0 2 4 1
HARPER, Reed ss 5 1 3 4 0 0 2 3 1
BACHMAN, Greg 3b 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 1
HUDSON, Cody lf 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1
CHILDRESS, Tyler 1b 3 2 1 2 2 2 12 0 0
WOLLENZIN, Matt c 2 1 0 1 1 1 5 1 2
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 4 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
DELGADO, Casey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
KEMMER, Kacy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HEBERT, Mike p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 39 17 18 16 4 9 27 12 7
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Morehead State...... 201 000 020 -  5  7  5
Austin Peay......... 320 003 27X - 17 18  1
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E – BAINER, E 2(7); SWEENEY(9); ELMORE(5); BIRKOFER(14); BACHMAN, G.(8). DP – APSU 2. LOB – MOR 6; APSU 7. 2B – DUFF(7); CLINARD, J. 2(6); HANKINS, J.(13). 3B – HARPER, Re.(2). HR – BAINER L(7); CHILDRESS, T(8). HBP – WOLLENZIN, M 2. SH – ELMORE(16); CLINARD, J.(12). SB – DEEDS(13); CLINARD, J.(5); BACHMAN, G.(4). CS – HANKINS, J.(2); BACHMAN, G.(2). Reached on CI – BACHMAN, G. 2.

 

Morehead State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
SMALLWOOD, Noah L,3-3 6.0 9 8 7 2 7 0 0 1 0 25 31 6 4 105
SCHNEIDER, Josh 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 6 1 0 23
ARNOLD, Jeff 0.1 5 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 30
ARIAS, Gerardo 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 12
 
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
DELGADO, Casey W,6-4 7.0 4 3 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 23 29 5 10 109
KEMMER, Kacy 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 6 0 2 28
HEBERT, Mike 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 6

 

Win – DELGADO, C. (6-4). Loss – SMALLWOOD, N (3-3). Save – None. WP – DELGADO, C.(4); KEMMER, K.(2). HBP – by SMALLWOOD, N (WOLLENZIN, M); by SCHNEIDER (WOLLENZIN, M). CI – BAINER, E 2. Inherited runners/scored: ARIAS 3/3. Pitches/strikes: SMALLWOOD, N 105/59; SCHNEIDER 23/13; ARNOLD 30/13; ARIAS 12/7; DELGADO, C. 109/62; KEMMER, K. 28/16; HEBERT, M. 6/6. Umpires – HP: Eddie Loggins 1B: Larry Short 3B: Owen Butts
Start: 1:01 PM Time: 2:46 Attendance:
Weather: Overcast/Lt.Rain, 68, Wind S8

Box Score – Game 2

Morehead State at Austin Peay
May 12th, 2012 at Clarksville, TN (Raymond C. Hand Park)


Morehead State 1 (25-24,10-14 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
PICKENS, Taylor lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
DUFF, Nick dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
BAINER, Luke rf 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0
DEEDS, Andrew 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
BAINER, Eric c 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
GREENWELL, Chase ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
LEWIS, Bobby 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
ELMORE, Duran cf 2 0 1 0 1 0 10 0 1
HANEY, Austin 2b 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
ROBERTSON, Matt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIRBO, Morgan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DUNCAN, Matt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 1 5 1 2 9 24 4 5
 
Austin Peay 7 (32-19,17-6 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BLANCHARD, Michael cf 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
CLINARD, Jon dh 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 6 1
HARPER, Reed ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2
BACHMAN, Greg 3b 4 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 0
HUDSON, Cody lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2
WOLLENZIN, Matt c 3 1 1 0 1 0 8 1 0
CHILDRESS, Tyler 1b 2 1 0 0 2 0 10 0 3
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 3
COX, Andy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
LEFFEW, Zane p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HEBERT, Mike p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROGERS, Tyler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 7 10 7 6 2 27 11 11
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Morehead State...... 000 000 001 -  1  5  0
Austin Peay......... 004 200 01X -  7 10  0
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DP – APSU 2. LOB – MOR 5; APSU 11. 2B – GREENWELL(15); HUDSON, C.(11); WOLLENZIN, M(5). HR – BACHMAN, G.(12). HBP – BAINER L; CLINARD, J.; GAUTIER, R.. SH – CLINARD, J.(13). SF – CLINARD, J.(5); HARPER, Re.(3). SB – ELMORE 2(15).

 

Morehead State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
ROBERTSON, Matt L,1-4 3.0 4 6 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 12 18 6 3 73
CIRBO, Morgan 3.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 12 5 3 42
DUNCAN, Matt 2.0 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 10 12 5 0 29
 
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
COX, Andy W,4-1 6.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 19 20 5 5 79
LEFFEW, Zane 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 10
HEBERT, Mike 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 2 22
ROGERS, Tyler 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 6 1 1 22

 

Win – COX, A. (4-1). Loss – ROBERTSON (1-4). Save – None. WP – DUNCAN(3). HBP – by ROBERTSON (GAUTIER, R.); by DUNCAN (CLINARD, J.); by ROGERS, T. (BAINER L). Inherited runners/scored: CIRBO 3/2. Pitches/strikes: ROBERTSON 73/38; CIRBO 42/27; DUNCAN 29/20; COX, A. 79/52; LEFFEW, Z. 10/7; HEBERT, M. 22/13; ROGERS, T. 22/16. Umpires – HP: Larry Short 1B: Owen Butts 3B: Eddie Loggins
Start: 4:40 PM Time: 2:34 Attendance: 587
ROBERTSON faced 3 batters in the 4th.

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