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Austin Peay Governors Baseball loses to Jacksonville State Gamecocks 8-2; loses first OVC Series since 2010

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team was held to one hit in the first six innings and fell to Jacksonville State, 8-2, in Ohio Valley Conference action Sunday at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Left fielder Cody Hudson notched his season's sixth home run in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville State. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Left fielder Cody Hudson notched his season's sixth home run in Sunday's loss to Jacksonville State. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

With the loss, Austin Peay (26-17, 12-5 OVC) lost a OVC series for the first time since 2010 – ending a streak of 14 consecutive non-losing series by the Govs. It also slashed APSU’s league lead to one-half game over both Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky with three weeks remaining in the OVC race.

The Govs had few answers for Jacksonville State starter Hunter Rivers who allowed just four base runners through the first six innings and none of those reached second base.

Jordan HankinsAustin Peay was only able to solve the right-hander in the seventh when second baseman Jordan Hankins tripled to start the inning and scored on a sacrifice fly. Left fielder Cody Hudson followed with a two-out solo home run that ended Rivers’ outing.

Jacksonville State (18-23, 12-6 OVC) was held in check through three innings by Austin Peay starter Casey Delgado. However, they broke through in the fourth, scoring twice with two outs. The Govs defense helped the Gamecocks cause in the fifth, committing consecutive errors to allow a third run.

Cody HudsonThe Gamecocks broke the game open in the sixth as Delgado allowed five of the first six batters he faced in the game to reach base. Third baseman Sam Eberle ended Delgado’s outing with a grand slam to left center, pushing the JSU lead to 8-0.

Rivers (3-3) picked up the win after allowing two runs on three hits while striking out seven over 6.2 innings. Reliever Todd Hornsby held the Govs to one hit over the final 2.1 innings.

Delgado (5-4) suffered the loss after allowing eight runs on eight hits and five walks over 5.1 innings. Relievers Mike Hebert and Tyler Rogers combined to limit JSU to two hits over the final 3.2 innings.

Eberle finished the day 1-for-3 with four RBI to lead the Jacksonville State offensive effort. Right fielder Kyle Bluestein and designated hitter Erick Underwood each had two hits and an RBI.

Hankins and Hudson each had two hits – the Govs only hits in the contest.

Austin Peay will take the upcoming week off for finals before returning to league action with a three-game set at SIU Edwardsville, beginning with a 6:00pm, Friday contest.

Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Standings

Team OVC Overall
Austin Peay 12-5 26-17
Eastern Kentucky 12-6 22-19
Jacksonville State 12-6 18-23
Eastern Illinois 9-8 19-23
Morehead State 9-9 24-19
SIUE 9-9 22-22
Murray State 7-11 21-24
Tennessee Tech 7-11 17-26
Southeast Missouri State 7-11 16-29
UT Martin 5-13 11-32

Box Score

Jacksonville State at Austin Peay
April 29th, 2012 at Clarksville, TN (Raymond C. Hand Park)


Jacksonville State 8 (18-23,12-6 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Kyle Stone 2b 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 3 1
Scott Underwood lf 5 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 1
Sam Eberle 3b 3 1 1 4 2 0 0 2 0
Ben Waldrip 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0
Kyle Bluestein rf 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0
Erik Underwood dh 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Cal Lambert c 4 1 1 0 1 1 9 2 4
Coty Blanchard ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 2
Michael Bishop cf 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
Hunter Rivers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Todd Hornsby p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 36 8 10 7 7 6 27 10 12
 
Austin Peay 2 (26-17,12-5 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BLANCHARD, Michael cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
CLINARD, Jon dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 4 2
HARPER, Reed ss 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 6 0
BACHMAN, Greg 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0
HUDSON, Cody lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
TORRES, P.J. c 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0
WOLLENZIN, Matt ph/c 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
CHILDRESS, Tyler 1b 2 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 0
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
DELGADO, Casey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
HEBERT, Mike p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROGERS, Tyler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 2 4 2 3 9 27 14 5
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Jacksonville State.. 000 215 000 -  8 10  1
Austin Peay......... 000 000 200 -  2  4  2
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E – STONE,Kyle(3); BLANCHARD, M(3); TORRES, P.(3). DP – JSU 1; APSU 1. LOB – JSU 12; APSU 5. 2B – UNDERWOOD,Sc(5); UNDERWOOD,Er(5). 3B – HANKINS, J.(3). HR – EBERLE,Sam(5); HUDSON, C.(6). HBP – WALDRIP,Ben; BLUESTEIN,Ky 2; BLANCHARD,Co; GAUTIER, R.. SF – HARPER, Re.(2). SB – UNDERWOOD,Sc(5); BLUESTEIN,Ky(6).

 

Jacksonville State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Hunter Rivers W,3-3 6.2 3 2 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 20 24 7 4 94
Todd Hornsby 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9 10 0 5 35
 
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
DELGADO, Casey L,5-4 5.1 8 8 8 5 5 0 0 2 0 23 30 3 7 119
HEBERT, Mike 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 7 3 1 22
ROGERS, Tyler 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 10 1 5 40

 

Win – RIVERS,Hunte (3-3). Loss – DELGADO, C. (5-4). Save – None. HBP – by DELGADO, C. (WALDRIP,Ben); by DELGADO, C. (BLANCHARD,Co); by HEBERT, M. (BLUESTEIN,Ky); by ROGERS, T. (BLUESTEIN,Ky); by HORNSBY,Todd (GAUTIER, R.). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: RIVERS,Hunte 94/51; HORNSBY,Todd 35/22; DELGADO, C. 119/69; HEBERT, M. 22/15; ROGERS, T. 40/18. Umpires – HP: Michael Williamson 1B: Donald Gilmore 3B: Jackie Cayson
Start: 1:02pm Time: 2:56 Attendance: 424
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 82, Wind S8

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