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Austin Peay Governors Baseball’s Jordan Hankins named Tennessee Sport Writers Association’s Player of the Week


Governors named Central Region Team of the Week

Tennessee Sports Writers AssociationClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University second baseman Jordan Hankins was named the Tennessee Sport Writers Association’s Player of the Week, Tuesday. In addition, the Govs baseball team was named the Central Region Team of the Week by the website.

Hankins, of Wentzville, MO, went 9-for-18 in four games last week, posting a multi-hit performance in each game. He went 2-for-4 with a walk and RBI in a midweek victory at Middle Tennessee.

APSU Jordan Hankins

Hankins began the three-game set against Illinois State with an emphatic statement, hitting a two-run home run in his first at-bat and finished the game 3-for-5. He followed that with a 2-for-5 Saturday outing that included a two-run double that ignited an eight-run fifth inning. Hankins finished the week with a 2-for-4 outing, Sunday.

College Sports Madness also named Hankins its conference player of the week, Monday.

Behind his effort, Austin Peay went 4-0 on the week and ran its win streak to five games. The Govs 6-1 start is their fifth-best in program history and best since a 6-1 start to the 2004 campaign.

College Baseball Insider named the Govs the Louisville Slugger Central Team of the Week, one of four region teams named. The group was led by Florida Gulf Coast which was tabbed as the Louisville Slugger Team of the Week following a three-game sweep of nationally ranked Florida.

Austin Peay continues its homestand with a 3:00pm, Tuesday contest against Southern Illinois.




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