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Austin Peay Governors Baseball travels to Alabama A&M for season’s first midweek outing

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will venture south for its first midweek outing when it meets Alabama A&M in a 3:00pm, Tuesday contest at Bulldog Field in Huntsville, AL.

Austin Peay Men's Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men's Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay (7-3) makes the road trip after sweeping through its own Riverview Inn Classic last weekend with victories against Akron, Iowa and Youngstown State. Senior third baseman Greg Bachman had eight hits (.571 batting average) in the three games and now has 199 career hits. He is seeking to become the 11th Govs hitter to record 200 career hits.

On the mound, Austin Peay will turn to senior right-hander Lucas Anderson. It will be his first start this season after making five relief appearances in the Govs’ first 10 games. He has a 1-0 record and 4.26 ERA in those outings with eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched.

Alabama A&M (5-8) opened Southwestern Athletic Conference action last weekend, suffering a three-game sweep at Alabama State. Sophomore catcher Chris Thomas leads the Bulldogs with a .368 batting average. Juan Lopez leads the Alabama A&M regulars with a .244 batting average and five RBI.

Austin Peay and Alabama A&M met once last season, the Govs winning an 11-4 contest that was part of the Riverview Inn Invitational.


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