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Austin Peay State University Baseball beats Milwaukee Panthers 5-4

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team picked up its first walk-off win, taking advantage of a pair of errors on the game’s final play to post a 5-4 victory against Milwaukee, Saturday.

Starting pitcher Alex Robles went 7-plus innings and helped his own cause with 2 base hits in Saturday's win against Milwaukee. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Starting pitcher Alex Robles went 7-plus innings and helped his own cause with 2 base hits in Saturday’s win against Milwaukee. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Trailing 4-2 entering the ninth, Austin Peay (5-8) pinch hitter Kevin Corey and left fielder Cayce Bredlau earned back-to-back walks to start the frame. The Govs then saw right fielder Rolando Gautier put down a sacrifice bunt with two strikes to move the runners.

Second baseman Garrett Copeland made the hard work pay off, hitting a 3-2 pitch into the left center gap to tie the game, 4-4. Designated hitter Alex Robles followed with a ground ball that got by the third baseman, Milwaukee saw the error compounded when the left fielder also mishandled the ball, allowing Copeland to score the game-winning run.

Rolando GautierMilwaukee (3-6) used Austin Peay’s only two errors of the contest to score the game’s first run in the fifth. Third baseman Nick Unes reached on an infield error and, after a single by designated hitter Ryan Solberg, advanced to third on another error. Shortstop Tell Taylor made the Govs pay for the miscues with a sacrifice fly to plate Unes for a 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay solved Milwaukee starter Brian Keller in the sixth inning. Robles and first baseman Dre Gleason hit back-to-back one out singles. After a flyout for the second out, shortstop Logan Gray gave APSU its first lead, 2-1, with a two-run double into right center.

Alex RoblesThe Panthers would regain the lead in the eighth. Govs starting pitcher Alex Robles surrendered a leadoff walk and a single to start the inning, which forced his departure. Austin Peay turned to closer Jared Carkuff and he got off to a good start, striking out the first two batters he faced.

However, UWM catcher Mitch Ghelfi doubled into the right field corner to score the two runners.  Carkuff couldn’t escape the frame without allowing an RBI single to Unes, giving Milwaukee a 4-2 lead and set up the game-ending theatrics.

Robles led the Govs offense with a 2-for-5 outing, scoring once. He also had an impressive outing on the mound, holding Milwaukee to three runs on seven hits in seven-plus innings.

Eight of the Govs nine hitters finished the game with a base hit. Along with Robles two hits, Copeland finished 1-for-5 with two RBI and Gray went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk.

Milwaukee reliever Tyler Thicke (0-2) was tagged for the loss after allowing three runs on one hit and two walks while recording two outs between the eighth and ninth innings. UWM starter Brian Keller was left with no decision after holding the Govs to two runs on eight hits in 7.2 innings.

Porcaro went 3-for-3 with two walks to pace the Panthers offense while Ghelfi was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Austin Peay and Milwaukee will wrap up the weekend with a 3:30pm, Sunday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Box Score

Milwaukee at Austin Peay
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Milwaukee 4 (3-6)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
PEAKE, Derek rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
MEETEER, Luke cf 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
PORCARO, Mike 2b 3 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 0
KOENIG, Sam lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3
WILSON, Pat 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 1
GHELFI, Mitch c 4 1 2 2 0 0 9 0 0
UNES, Nick 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0
SOLBERG, Ryan dh 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
McSHANE, Ryan ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TAYLOR, Tell ss/p 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
KELLER, Brian p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
THICKE, Tyler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 34 4 10 4 4 5 25 8 9

Austin Peay 5 (5-8)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
COPELAND, Garrett 2b 5 1 1 2 0 2 3 7 3
ROBLES, Alex p/dh 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
GLEASON, Dre 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 14 0 0
SMITH, Ridge 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
GRAY, Logan ss 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 4 0
TORRES, P.J. c 4 0 1 0 0 2 6 1 5
HAMILTON, Chase cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
COREY, Kevin ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
BREDLAU, Cayce lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
CARKUFF, Jared p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CORUM, Jake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 5 9 4 4 9 27 17 9

 


 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Milwaukee........... 000 010 030 -  4 10  3
Austin Peay......... 000 002 003 -  5  9  2
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Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

 

E – KOENIG(4); UNES 2(3); SMITH, R.(5); TORRES, P.(3). DP – APSU 2. LOB – UWM 9; APSU 9. 2B – PORCARO(4); GHELFI(1); COPELAND, G.(2); GRAY, L.(5). HBP – TAYLOR. SH – GAUTIER, R.(1). SF – TAYLOR(2). SB – MEETEER 2(2); BREDLAU, C.(1). CS – PORCARO(1).

 

Milwaukee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
KELLER, Brian 7.2 8 2 2 2 9 2 0 0 0 31 33 7 7 115
THICKE, Tyler L,0-2 0.2 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1 1 28
TAYLOR, Tell 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
ROBLES, Alex 7.0 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 26 30 5 12 110
CARKUFF, Jared 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 19
CORUM, Jake W,1-0 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 2 20

 

 

Win – CORUM, J. (1-0). Loss – THICKE (0-2). Save – None. WP – KELLER 2(3). HBP – by ROBLES, A. (TAYLOR).Inherited runners/scored: THICKE 2/0; TAYLOR 1/1; CARKUFF, J. 2/2.

Pitches/strikes: KELLER 115/78; THICKE 28/15; TAYLOR 5/3; ROBLES, A. 110/76; CARKUFF, J. 19/13; CORUM, J. 20/10.

Umpires – HP: Nick Garvey 1B: Shea Walker 3B: Joseph Blumenauer

Start: 5:34 pm Time: 2:46

Attendance: 312

Weather: 57, Mostly Clear, Wind W13

ROBLES, A. faced 2 batters in the 8th.
TAYLOR faced 1 batter in the 9th.

 


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