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APSU Governors Baseball loses 8-7 in twelve innings to No. 14 Tennessee Vols

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUKnoxville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team battled back from a pair of early deficits to force extra innings, but could not topple No. 14 Tennessee, falling 8-7 in 12 innings, Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Austin Peay Men's Baseball Falls to Tennessee 8-7 in twelve innings. (UT Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Baseball Falls to Tennessee 8-7 in twelve innings. (UT Sports Information)

Austin Peay (8-11) first rallied from a 5-0 deficit with a five-run fourth inning.

First baseman Dre Gleason began the rally with an RBI double.

Yet it was with two outs that the Govs did the bulk of the damage. Second baseman Kevin Corey had a RBI double, center fielder Casey Bredlau had a two-run single and right fielder Rolando Gautier tied the game with a RBI triple.

Rolando GautierTennessee (18-2) broke the tie in its half of the fourth as left fielder Christin Stewart hit a two-run home run to right field, giving the hosts a 7-5 lead.

Austin Peay’s bullpen settled in after giving up the lead, holding Tennessee scoreless for the next seven innings. The Govs escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and left a runner stranded on third in the seventh.

Meanwhile, the Govs offense kept plugging away.

Austin Peay saw the first two batters in the seventh reach base as third baseman Alex Robles singled and Gleason walked. A pair of wild pitches allowed Robles to score and trim the deficit to one run, 7-6. The Govs then saw Gleason cut down at home and could not restart the rally.

Alex RoblesAustin Peay tied the game in the ninth after Gautier led off the frame with a walk.

Shortstop Garrett Copeland moved the Gautier to second on a ground out and a Robles single put runners on the corner with one out.

First baseman Dre Gleason rifled a single through the right side, allowing Gautier to score and tie the game. The Govs rally stalled as the next two batters struck out.

Neither team threatened in the 10th or 11th innings and the Govs were retired in order in the 12th.

Tennessee opened its half of the 12th when third baseman Jordan Rodgers was hit by a pitch.

The Volunteers then moved the runner with a sacrifice bunt before the Govs walked catcher Tyler Schultz. Shortstop Taylor Smart ended the game with a single through the left side and into the outfield, allowing Rodgers to score.

Reliever Jordan Harmon (0-1), the ninth of 10 Govs pitchers, suffered the loss after allowing one run to score in the 12th.

Tennessee reliever Josh Peterson (2-0) picked up the win with two scoreless innings to close the game.

Gleason led the Govs offense with a 2-for-5, two RBI outing. Corey finished 2-for-5 with a RBI and two doubles. Austin Peay’s seven runs tied for the most scored against Tennessee this season.

Price led Tennessee with a 3-for-5, two RBI outing.

Austin Peay continues its five-game road trip with a 6:00pm, Friday contest at Jacksonville State to open a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series.

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Box Score

Austin Peay at #14 Tennessee
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Knoxville, TN | Lindsey Nelson Stadium

Austin Peay 7 (8-11)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 3 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 1
COPELAND, Garrett ss/3b 6 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 5
ROBLES, Alex 3b/p 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 0
GLEASON, Dre 1b 5 1 2 2 1 1 9 3 0
SMITH, Ridge lf 5 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 0
WOLLENZIN, Matt dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
GRAY, Logan ph/ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
HARMON, Jordan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HENDRICK, Mark p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TORRES, P.J. c 5 1 0 0 1 2 15 1 0
COREY, Kevin 2b 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
BREDLAU, Cayce cf 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
DeLEE, Caleb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
BELEW, Alex p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
POWELL, Caleb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
HAGER, Tommy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CORUM, Jake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GAURA, A.J. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CARKUFF, Jared p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 44 7 9 6 7 15 34 15 9

Tennessee 8 (18-2)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Scott Price 1b/rf 5 0 3 2 1 1 5 0 0
Johnny Youngblood cf 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1
Jeff Moberg ph/2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Christin Stewart lf 5 1 1 2 1 2 4 0 0
Nick Senzel 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0
Parker Wormsley 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
Pierce Bily ph/rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vincent Jackson rf/cf 6 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4
Jordan Rodgers 3b 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0
Will Maddox pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Lee dh 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1
Tyler Schultz c 3 0 0 0 2 1 16 1 0
Taylor Smart ss 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 3
Kyle Serrano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peter Lenstrohm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Trevor Bettencourt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andy Cox p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drake Owenby p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Josh Peterson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 40 8 11 6 9 13 36 9 12

 

 

Score by Innings                        R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 000 500 101 000 -  7  9  2
Tennessee........... 122 200 000 001 -  8 11  2
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Note: 1 out, 2 runners LOB when the game ended.

 

E – TORRES, P.; HAGER, T.; STEWART; RODGERS. DP – Tennessee 1. LOB – Austin Peay 9; Tennessee 12. 2B – GLEASON, D.; COREY, K. 2; PRICE 2. 3B – GAUTIER, R.. HR – STEWART. HBP – RODGERS. SH – BREDLAU, C.; YOUNGBLOOD; LEE 2; SCHULTZ. SB – YOUNGBLOOD 2; SENZEL 3; RODGERS. CS – SMITH, R.; JACKSON.

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
DeLEE, Caleb 2.0 3 3 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 8 11 1 1 53
BELEW, Alex 0.2 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 1 1 22
POWELL, Caleb 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 12
HAGER, Tommy 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 8 1 1 29
CORUM, Jake 1.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 5 19
GAURA, A.J. 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 14
CARKUFF, Jared 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 8 2 2 32
ROBLES, Alex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 15
HARMON, Jordan L,0-1 0.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 8
HENDRICK, Mark 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Tennessee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Kyle Serrano 5.0 5 5 5 4 6 0 0 0 0 20 24 5 4 94
Peter Lenstrohm 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 7 1 0 28
Trevor Bettencourt 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 5 5 2 1 28
Andy Cox 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 1 28
Drake Owenby 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 1 16
Josh Peterson W,2-0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 6 3 0 23

 

 

Win – PETERSON (2-0). Loss – HARMON, J. (0-1). Save – None. WP – BELEW, A. 2; BETTENCOURT 2. HBP – by HARMON, J. (RODGERS). Pitches/strikes: DELEE, C. 53/30; BELEW, A. 22/8; POWELL, C. 12/9; HAGER, T. 29/19; CORUM, J. 19/9; GAURA, AJ 14/10; CARKUFF, J. 32/22; ROBLES, A. 15/9; HARMON, J. 8/2; HENDRICK, M. 1/1; SERRANO 94/61; LENSTROHM 28/17; BETTENCOURT 28/18; COX 28/17; OWENBY 16/9; PETERSON 23/17. Umpires – HP: Darrell Arnold 1B: Travis Rose 3B: Jack CoxStart: 6:05 Time: 4:28

Attendance: 1575

Weather: 55 and cloudy

HAGER, T. faced 2 batters in the 6th.
LENSTROHM faced 2 batters in the 7th.


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