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APSU Governors Baseball shutout 5-0 at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team suffered through a lackluster night, both offensively and defensively, and dropped a 5-0 nonconference decision to Middle Tennessee, Wednesday, at Reese Smith Field.

Austin Peay second baseman Garrett Copeland went 1-for-2 and reached base three times in the Govs loss at Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay second baseman Garrett Copeland went 1-for-2 and reached base three times in the Govs loss at Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (18-28) could not get its bats going, recording just four hits en route to suffering its fourth shutout of the 2014 campaign. The Govs had key opportunities in the second and third innings but were left wanting each time.

APSU saw the first two batters in the second reach base and move into scoring position, but a pair of strikeouts helped deny the Govs a run. Second baseman Garrett Copeland led off the third with a double, but was cut down at home on an infield hit by right fielder Rolando Gautier.

Gautier’s hit would be the last Austin Peay would record until the eighth inning. Middle Tennessee pitching would retire 15 of 16 batters in that span, allowing only a hit batsman in the fifth. The Blue Raiders would strike out 13 Austin Peay batters in the contest.

Meanwhile, Middle Tennessee (23-21) was able to take advantage of three Austin Peay errors in the first four innings to score its five runs. A fielding error in the first allowed a run to score. Two innings later it was a throwing error in the infield that permitted the game’s second run. In the fourth, it was an outfield miscue that allowed a runner to reach and led to a three-run inning.

After that rough fourth inning, Austin Peay’s bullpen shut down the Middle Tennessee offense, retiring 10 consecutive batters until surrendering a two-out single in the eighth. That single was quickly wiped out as the Govs defense turned its third double play of the game.

Austin Peay starter Levi Primasing (2-4) was tagged for the unearned run in the first – the only inning he pitched – and suffered the loss.

Second baseman Garrett Copeland paced the Govs offense with a 1-for-2 outing. He reached base in each of his first three plate appearances: walking to start the game, hitting a double in the third and being hit by a pitch in the fifth.

Middle Tennessee starter Nathan Foriest (1-5) notched his season’s first win with three shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out five.

Shortstop Dustin Delgado – brother of Govs alumnus Casey Delgado – went 2-for-3 with one RBI and three runs scored.

Austin Peay continues its four-game road trip when it starts a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at Morehead State with a 6:00pm, Friday contest.

Box Score

Middle Tennessee at Austin Peay
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Middle Tennessee 12 (20-21)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob avg
Dustin Delgado ss 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 .276
Hank LaRue 3b 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 .234
Trent Miller 1b 5 1 2 2 0 1 6 1 0 .350
Jared Allen lf 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 .284
Ryan Stephens cf 5 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 .250
Michael Adkins c 4 2 1 3 1 2 10 3 2 .275
Jake Ingold dh 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .243
Trevor Haggard rf 3 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 .244
Aaron Aucker ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Jake Ellison rf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Austin Bryant 2b 3 1 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 .295
Heath Slatton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -
Cody Tollison p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Garrett Ring p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -
Matt Blackham p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Brent Stockstill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Kooper Kessler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Totals 39 12 13 12 5 10 27 11 7


Austin Peay 7 (16-25)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob avg
COPELAND, Garrett ss 3 1 1 0 2 2 1 4 0 .226
BREDLAU, Cayce lf/cf 3 2 1 0 2 1 4 0 2 .297
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 5 1 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 .286
ROBLES, Alex 2b 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 1 .348
GLEASON, Dre 1b 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 .263
SMITH, Ridge c 5 1 4 1 0 0 10 2 0 .303
WOLLENZIN, Matt dh 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
GANICK, Griffin ph/dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .000
COREY, Kevin 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .313
HAMILTON, Chase cf 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .165
HAGER, Tommy ph/lf 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .238
POWELL, Caleb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
CORUM, Jake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
PRIMASING, Levi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
BELEW, Alex p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
QUICK, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
WALTON, Zach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Totals 36 7 13 5 7 10 27 8 9

 

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Middle Tennessee.... 020 700 111 - 12 13  1
Austin Peay......... 220 002 001 -  7 13  2
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E – Adkins, M.(8); COPELAND, G.(13); COREY, K.(3). DP – APSU 1. LOB – MT 7; APSU 9. 2B – Bryant(9); GAUTIER, R.(5); COREY, K.(5). 3B – Stephens(2). HR – LaRue(3); Adkins, M.(1). HBP – Bryant. SF – Aucker(1). SB – Stephens(8); Ellison(3); SMITH, R.(9); WOLLENZIN, M(1); HAMILTON, C.(4). CS – Bryant(3).

 

Middle Tennessee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np era
Heath Slatton 1.2 3 4 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 7 11 2 1 47 6.18
Cody Tollison W,2-0 2.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 7 3 0 27 1.08
Garrett Ring 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 2 21 4.50
Matt Blackham 2.0 4 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 10 10 1 1 39 5.08
Brent Stockstill 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 2 1 11 0.00
Kooper Kessler 1.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 0 35 4.63
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np era
POWELL, Caleb 3.1 5 4 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 16 18 3 3 60 7.09
CORUM, Jake L,1-1 0.1 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 13 5.18
PRIMASING, Levi 2.1 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 9 3 1 36 5.62
BELEW, Alex 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 6 1 0 28 3.24
QUICK, Ryan 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 19 7.30
WALTON, Zach 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 15 13.15

 

 

Win - Tollison (2-0). Loss - CORUM, J. (1-1). Save – None. WP – POWELL, C.(3); BELEW, A.(4). HBP – by POWELL, C. (Bryant). BK – Blackham(2); Stockstill(1).Inherited runners/scored: Tollison 3/2; CORUM, J. 2/2; PRIMASING, L 3/3.

Pitches/strikes: Slatton 47/24; Tollison 27/15; Ring 21/11; Blackham 39/26; Stockstill 11/8; Kessler 35/21; POWELL, C. 60/43; CORUM, J. 13/3; PRIMASING, L 36/25; BELEW, A. 28/13; QUICK, R. 19/11; WALTON, Z. 15/13.

Umpires – HP: Kory Green 1B: Chuck Pack 3B: Donald Gilmore

Start: 6:02 PM Time: 3:27

Attendance: 302

Game notes: MT: LaRue led off 8th inning with a home run.

 


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