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Austin Peay State University Baseball loses to Murray State 6-4

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team trailed before it could get to the plate and could not recover in a 6-4 Ohio Valley Conference loss to Murray State, Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay designated hitter Logan Gray hit his fourth home run of 2014 in Sunday's lostt to Murray State. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay designated hitter Logan Gray hit his fourth home run of 2014 in Sunday’s lostt to Murray State. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Murray State (12-12, 6-5 OVC) sent nine men to the plate in its half of the first inning. The Thoroughbreds struck for four runs in the frame thanks to two-run singles by both first baseman Michael Hargrove and catcher Rick Linton.

Austin Peay (10-16, 3-5 OVC) would get the bulk of those runs back in the third inning. Designated hitter Logan Gray hit a leadoff home run to get APSU on the board. Center fielder Cayce Bredlau followed with a single and left fielder Ridge Smith walked. First baseman Dre Gleason drove both runners in with a two-out double, cutting the deficit to 4-3 after three innings.

The Govs bullpen was called on in the third inning after starter Levi Primasing loaded the bases with three walks and one out to start the inning. The relief crew had a rough go of it in the fourth and fifth frames, surrendering a run each time.

Murray State used three straight hits in the fourth to score a run on second baseman Anthony Bayus’ single. The next inning the ‘Breds manufactured a run on shortstop Matt McGowan’s RBI single, building a 6-3 lead.

Austin Peay will look back at plenty of missed scoring opportunities in the game’s latter stage. The Govs had a runner in scoring position with less than two outs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, but managed just one run in that span. That one run was courtesy a pair of doubles in the seventh – Gray to lead off the inning and Copeland to drive him in with one out to set the final score.

Primasing (2-2) suffered the loss after lasting just 2.2 innings, allowing four runs on five walks and three hits. Reliever Jared Carkuff surrendered the last Murray State run in the fifth as part of a four-inning outing. Ryan Quick closed the game with the game’s final five outs, striking out two.

Gray led the Govs with a 2-for-4, two RBI outing. Copeland also went 2-for-4 with a RBI while Gleason was 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Murray State starter Brock Downey fell one out shy of a complete-game performance, allowing four runs on seven hits in 8.2 innings while striking out five. Reliever John Lollar got the game’s final out on three pitches for his season’s second save.

Hargrove led the ‘Breds offense for a second-straight game, with a 2-for-3, two RBI effort.

Austin Peay and Murray State conclude their three-game OVC series with a 2:00pm, Monday contest.

Box Score

Murray State at Austin Peay
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Murray State 6 (12-12,6-5 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Ty Stetson lf 5 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0
Matt McGowan ss 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 0
Anthony Bayus 2b 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 1
Tyler Lawrence dh 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Michael Hargrove 1b 3 1 2 2 1 1 6 0 0
Kollin Dowdy rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Clay Kelly 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
Rick Linton c 3 0 1 2 2 1 6 0 2
Taylor Mathews cf 5 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 5
Brock Downey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
John Lollar p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 6 9 6 6 5 27 6 13


Austin Peay 4 (10-16,3-5 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BREDLAU, Cayce cf 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
COPELAND, Garrett ss 4 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 0
SMITH, Ridge lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1
GLEASON, Dre 1b 4 0 1 2 0 1 7 0 2
ROBLES, Alex 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 3
TORRES, P.J. c 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0
COREY, Kevin 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2
GRAY, Logan dh 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
PRIMASING, Levi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CORUM, Jake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CARKUFF, Jared p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
HAGER, Tommy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
QUICK, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 33 4 7 4 4 5 27 9 9

 

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Murray State........ 400 110 000 -  6  9  0
Austin Peay......... 003 000 100 -  4  7  1
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E – COPELAND, G.(11). LOB – MUR 13; APSU 9. 2B – Stetson(8); COPELAND, G.(5); GLEASON, D.(4); GRAY, L.(6). HR – GRAY, L.(4). HBP – Stetson; Lawrence; Kelly; SMITH, R.; GLEASON, D.; ROBLES, A.. SH – Hargrove(1). SB – Mathews(3); BREDLAU, C.(4); ROBLES, A.(3). CS – BREDLAU, C.(2).

 

Murray State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Brock Downey W,5-1 8.2 7 4 4 4 5 1 0 2 0 32 38 14 6 131
John Lollar S,2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 3
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
PRIMASING, Levi L,2-2 2.2 3 4 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 11 17 5 3 71
CORUM, Jake 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 13
CARKUFF, Jared 4.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 15 18 6 3 73
HAGER, Tommy 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 6
QUICK, Ryan 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 2 1 27

 

 

Win - Downey (5-1). Loss - PRIMASING, L (2-2). Save – Lollar (2). WP – Downey(2). HBP - by PRIMASING, L (Stetson); by CARKUFF, J. (Lawrence); by CARKUFF, J. (Kelly); by Downey (GLEASON, D.); by Downey (ROBLES, A.); by Lollar (SMITH, R.). PB – TORRES, P.(2).Inherited runners/scored: Lollar 1/0; CORUM, J. 3/0; CARKUFF, J. 2/1; QUICK, R. 2/0.

Pitches/strikes: Downey 131/82; Lollar 3/1; PRIMASING, L 71/34; CORUM, J. 13/8; CARKUFF, J. 73/41; HAGER, T. 6/4; QUICK, R. 27/16.

Umpires - HP: Roger Fulks 1B: Manny Gonzalez 3B: Bill Williams

Start: 1:00 PM Time: 3:11

Attendance: 582

Weather: 51, Clear, Wind Lt & Var

CORUM, J. faced 2 batters in the 4th.

 


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