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APSU Governors Baseball drops series finale to Belmont Bruins 4-2

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – A third straight win eluded Austin Peay State University’s baseball team as they lost a 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference decision to Belmont, Saturday afternoon, at Rose Park.

Austin Peay shortstop Logan Gray had two doubles as part of a 2-for-4, one RBI outing in the Govs loss at Belmont, Saturday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay shortstop Logan Gray had two doubles as part of a 2-for-4, one RBI outing in the Govs loss at Belmont, Saturday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

After winning the series’ first two games, Austin Peay (16-24, 8-10 OVC) got on the board first in the finale. The Govs used a delayed double steal to score its first run, with right fielder Rolando Gautier stealing home in the fourth inning.

Austin Peay would tack on a second run in the sixth. With two runners on base and two outs, shortstop Logan Gray doubled into the left field corner, allowing catcher P.J. Torres to score from second. The Govs would leave runners on second and third, but led 2-0.

Alex BelewGovs starter Alex Belew, making his first start since 2011, held Belmont scoreless through four innings and recorded the first out of the fifth. He would make way for a couple of relievers to close out that fifth inning.

Belmont (17-22, 8-10 OVC) tested the Austin Peay bullpen after Belew left the mound. The Bruins would leave a runner on third base in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, but could not push the runner home.

The Bruins finally broke through in the eighth, sending nine men to the plate. A leadoff hit batsman was followed by right fielder Brennan Washington’s double to put the tying run in scoring position.

ARyan QuickPSU reliever Ryan Quick induced a hard ground ball to third where third baseman Ridge Smith insured the runner would not advance, loading the bases on the fielder’s choice.

Quick could not escape as Belmont center fielder Drew Ferguson singled to center field, tying the game. Catcher Alex Diamond followed with a single through the right side to break the tie and end Quick’s outing. Belmont would add an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to set the final score.

Belmont reliever Chase Cunningham (2-4) picked up the win as he held the Govs scoreless through 2.2 innings, striking out two. Closer Greg Brody picked up his eighth save, retiring three of the four batters he faced in the ninth.

Quick (2-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs on three hits and recording only one out from the five batters he faced in the eighth. Belew was left with no decision after tossing 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out three.

Ferguson paced the Belmont offense with a 2-for-4, two RBI outing. The Bruins finished with eight hits in the contest.

Gray led the Govs six-hit attack with a 2-for-4 outing with both hits going for doubles.

Austin Peay begins a five-game homestand when it hosts Middle Tennessee in a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Box Score

Austin Peay at Belmont
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Nashville, TN | Rose Park

Austin Peay 2 (16-24,8-10 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
COPELAND, Garrett 2b 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 0
BREDLAU, Cayce lf 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 2
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 3 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 2
GLEASON, Dre 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 1
SMITH, Ridge 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
TORRES, P.J. c 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0
WOLLENZIN, Matt dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
GRAY, Logan ss 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 1 0
HAMILTON, Chase cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2
ROBLES, Alex ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
BELEW, Alex p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CORUM, Jake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HAGER, Tommy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
POWELL, Caleb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
QUICK, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PRIMASING, Levi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WALTON, Zach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 2 6 1 5 10 24 9 9


Belmont 4 (17-22,8-10 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
FERGUSON, Drew cf 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
DIAMOND, Alec c 5 0 2 1 0 0 12 1 1
BEATY, Matt 3b 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0
DODD, William lf 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
KINNEY, Matt lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RITCHIE, Jamie ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
HALD, Zach 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURNIGAL, Rafael ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
EASTMAN, Ray pr/2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STOVALL, Joseph lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EGLI, Nick dh 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
MOSES, Scott 2b/lf 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 0
WASHINGTON, Brennan rf 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 3
BYRD, Drake 1b 4 1 0 0 0 1 6 2 0
WALSH, Tyler ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2
COLEY, Austin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
CUNNINGHAM, Chase p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BRODY, Greg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 4 8 4 4 3 27 9 13

 

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 000 101 000 -  2  6  0
Belmont............. 000 000 04X -  4  8  1
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E – DIAMOND, A.. LOB – APSU 9; BEL 13. 2B – BREDLAU, C.(5); GRAY, L. 2(10); WASHINGTON; WALSH, Tyler. HBP – TORRES, P.; FERGUSON, D.; EASTMAN, R.; MOSES, Scott 2. SF – BEATY, Matt. SB – GAUTIER, R.(4); SMITH, R.(9); TORRES, P.(5); FERGUSON, D.. CS – GLEASON, D.(1).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BELEW, Alex 4.1 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 15 17 3 7 64
CORUM, Jake 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 10
HAGER, Tommy 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 2 0 19
POWELL, Caleb 1.2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 8 4 1 33
QUICK, Ryan L,2-4 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 17
PRIMASING, Levi 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
WALTON, Zach 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 10
Belmont ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
COLEY, Austin 5.1 4 2 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 19 24 4 4 106
CUNNINGHAM, Chase W,3-4 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9 10 4 2 30
BRODY, Greg S,8 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 14

 

 

Win – CUNNINGHAM (3-4). Loss – QUICK, R. (2-4). Save – BRODY, Greg (8). WP – BELEW, A.(4); PRIMASING, L(5). HBP - by HAGER, T. (MOSES, Scott); by POWELL, C. (FERGUSON, D.); by CUNNINGHAM (TORRES, P.); by POWELL, C. (MOSES, Scott); by WALTON, Z. (EASTMAN, R.).Inherited runners/scored: HAGER, T. 2/0; POWELL, C. 2/0; QUICK, R. 1/1; PRIMASING, L 2/1; WALTON, Z. 1/0; CUNNINGHAM 2/1.

Pitches/strikes: BELEW, A. 64/35; CORUM, J. 10/8; HAGER, T. 19/8; POWELL, C. 33/13; QUICK, R. 17/10; PRIMASING, L 2/2; WALTON, Z. 10/5; COLEY, A. 106/62; CUNNINGHAM 30/22; BRODY, Greg 14/10.

Umpires – HP: Nathan Huber 1B: Michael Kelley 3B: Eddie Loggins

Start: 1:00 PM Time: 3:21

Attendance: POWELL, C. faced 1 batter in the 8th.

 


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