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Austin Peay Governors Baseball fall to Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 10-7 Wednesday night

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team scored early and late, but it wasn’t enough as it dropped a 10-7 non-conference decision to Middle Tennessee, Wednesday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field.

Third baseman Greg Bachman had two hits in the Govs 10-7 loss at Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Third baseman Greg Bachman had two hits in the Govs 10-7 loss at Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (22-14) struck for five runs in the first inning but did not score again until it put two runs up in the eighth frame. The Govs scored all five of its first-inning tallies with two outs as eight consecutive batters reached base safely. Designated hitter Cody Hudson and right fielder Rolando Gautier each had two-run hits in the frame.

Middle Tennessee (22-16) battled back from the early deficit, scoring six runs total in the third, fourth and fifth innings. A four-run fifth inning put the Blue Raiders ahead for good, shortstop Ryan Ford bringing home the go-ahead run with a squeeze bunt.

Tyler ChildressThe Govs bats went silent beginning in the second inning as relievers Kooper Kessler and Nathan Foriest combined to throw 5.1 scoreless innings while facing just five batters over the minimum.

Austin Peay broke through for two final runs in the eighth when the first three batters reached safely, including first baseman Tyler Childress who scored a run with his single. After center fielder Michael Blanchard reached on a one-out bunt single, left fielder Jon Clinard scored the second run on a sacrifice fly.

Govs starter Andy Cox surrendered two runs – one on center fielder Ryan Stephens’ second-inning home run – over three innings. Reliever Brock Boyher, the first of four Govs relievers, suffered the loss after allowing four runs on three hits and three walks over one-plus innings.

Andy CoxFour Govs had two hits each, including Hudson who was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Foriest (1-1) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Right fielder Trent Miller went 4-for-5 with two RBI to lead the Middle Tennessee offense.

Austin Peay continues its six-game road trip with a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Eastern Kentucky that begins with a 2:00pm (CT), Friday contest in Richmond, KY.

Box Score

Austin Peay Baseball at Middle Tennessee
April 18th, 2012 at Murfreesboro, TN (Reese Smith Field)

Austin Peay 7 (22-14)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BLANCHARD, Michael cf 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 2
CLINARD, Jon lf 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 2
HARPER, Reed ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 4 0
BACHMAN, Greg 3b 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0
HUDSON, Cody dh 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
TORRES, P.J. c 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 0
CHILDRESS, Tyler 1b 2 0 2 1 1 0 10 0 0
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0
COX, Andy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
BOYHER, Brock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KEMMER, Kacy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
EDLIN, Chuck p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
ANDERSON, Lucas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 7 11 7 6 4 24 14 8
 
Middle Tennessee 10 (22-16)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Robert Lawrence dh 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Justin Guidry lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0
Johnny Thomas 2b 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
Trent Miller rf 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 2
Ethan Williams 1b 5 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 1
Hank LaRue 3b 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 4 0
Ryan Stephens cf 4 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0
Ryan Ford ss 2 1 1 3 0 0 5 1 0
Dain McNabb c 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 2
Keaton Baker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kooper Kessler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nathan Foriest p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Nick Montgomery p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Joey McClung p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 10 14 9 5 3 27 13 7
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 500 000 020 -  7 11  1
Middle Tennessee.... 002 140 21X - 10 14  0
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E – GAUTIER, R.(2). DP – APSU 1; MTSU 3. LOB – APSU 8; MTSU 7. 2B – BACHMAN, G.(6); HUDSON, C.(5); Guidry. HR – Stephens. HBP – CHILDRESS, T. SH – Ford 2; McNabb. SF – CLINARD, J.(1); Guidry. SB – Lawrence. CS – BACHMAN, G.(1).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
COX, Andy 3.0 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 13 3 5 35
BOYHER, Brock L,0-1 1.0 3 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 0 3 37
KEMMER, Kacy 2.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 8 2 3 27
EDLIN, Chuck 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1 1 25
ANDERSON, Lucas 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 19
 
Middle Tennessee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Keaton Baker 0.2 4 5 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 9 0 1 34
Kooper Kessler 3.1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 10 11 4 3 45
Nathan Foriest W,1-1 2.0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 2 3 41
Nick Montgomery 2.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 9 2 2 23
Joey McClung S,4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 10

 

Win – Foriest (1-1). Loss – BOYHER, B. (0-1). Save – McClung (4). WP – EDLIN, C.(4); Kessler. HBP – by Baker (CHILDRESS, T). PB – TORRES, P.(14). Inherited runners/scored: KEMMER, K. 2/2; Kessler 2/0; Montgomery 1/0. Pitches/strikes: COX, A. 35/22; BOYHER, B. 37/20; KEMMER, K. 27/20; EDLIN, C. 25/16; ANDERSON, L. 19/11; Baker 34/18; Kessler 45/26; Foriest 41/22; Montgomery 23/13; McClung 10/7. Umpires – HP: Billy Pitmon 1B: Joe Lewis 3B: Thomas Floyd Start: 6:01pm Time: 3:14 Attendance: 308BOYHER, B. faced 3 batters in the 5th.
Foriest faced 1 batter in the 7th.
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