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Austin Peay Governors Baseball defeats Southeast Missouri Redhawks 10-6 to move on in the OVC Baseball Championship

 

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Ohio Valley ConferenceJackson, TN – The Austin Peay University Baseball team’s offense exploded for 16 hits and avoided elimination in eliminating the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 10-6 at the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship on Saturday at Pringles Park.

With the victory Austin Peay (36-22) will advance to the Championship Round to play No. 4 seed Eastern Illinois at 4:20pm today. An EIU victory gives them the Championship while an APSU victory forces a second Championship game on Sunday at Noon.

Austin Peay's Greg Bachman set a new school record for hits in the Govs win over Austin Peay on Saturday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Olivia Westover)

Austin Peay's Greg Bachman set a new school record for hits in the Govs win over Austin Peay on Saturday. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Olivia Westover)

The win by Austin Peay snapped a six-game losing streak to Southeast Missouri in OVC Tournament games dating back to the 2002 season.

Southeast Missouri’s season ends at 23-36.

After falling behind 2-0, Austin Peay scored three times in the third and fourth innings to lead 6-2 and would never trail again. The defending tournament champions added a lone run in the seventh and three more in the eighth to cap its scoring.

Greg BachmanAPSU senior third baseman Greg Bachman was 4-for-5 in the game in setting a new all-time Austin Peay career hits record (265), passing the mark of 263 held by current Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (2000-03). Bachman, the OVC’s RBI leader, drove in three runs on the day.

After Govs starter Kacy Kemmer lasted just one inning, senior Zane Leffew (3-2) stymied the Redhawks attack, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) while striking out three.

Southeast starter Zach Smith (2-8) took the loss, allowing nine hits and six earned runs over four innings.

Redhawks shortstop Kenton Parmley homered for the second time in the Championship and finished 2-for-4. Teammate Trenton Moses, the OVC Player of the Year, ended his career by reaching base for the 79th-straight game dating back to last season; the mark is the all-time Southeast Missouri record.

Box Score

2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball

Austin Peay vs Southeast Missouri
May 26th, 2012 at Jackson, Tennessee (Pringles Park)


Austin Peay 10 (36-22)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BLANCHARD, Michael cf 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
CLINARD, Jon dh 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 5 1
BACHMAN, Greg 3b 5 0 4 3 0 0 1 3 0
HARPER, Reed ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
HUDSON, Cody lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
TORRES, P.J. c 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 3
CHILDRESS, Tyler 1b 2 2 2 0 3 0 12 0 0
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 4 3 2 2 0 1 5 0 2
KEMMER, Kacy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LEFFEW, Zane p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
ROGERS, Tyler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HEBERT, Mike p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 10 16 9 3 3 27 13 8
 
Southeast Missouri 6 (23-36)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
PARMLEY, Kenton ss 4 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 1
TIERNEY, Jesse c 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 0
MOSES, Trenton 3b 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1
CAMPBELL, Kody 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0
LENNINGTON, Andy rf 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
GIBSON, Derek lf 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
BARNES, Ryan dh 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3
HEON, Taylor 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0
BIESER, Cole cf 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 1
SMITH, Zach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
ZERRUSEN, Tony p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PRICKETT, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
KENDALL, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 6 9 5 6 5 27 14 6
Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 003 300 130 - 10 16  0
Southeast Missouri.. 110 300 001 -  6  9  2
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E – CAMPBELL(6); BIESER(6). DP – APSU 2; SEMO 2. LOB – APSU 8; SEMO 6. 2B – HANKINS(15); BACHMAN(12); LENNINGTON(12); BARNES(9). 3B – CHILDRESS(1). HR – PARMLEY(13). SH – BLANCHARD(8); CLINARD(16); HARPER(3); GAUTIER(2). CS – BACHMAN(3); BIESER(3).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go
KEMMER, Kacy 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 2 1
LEFFEW, Zane W,3-2 6.2 4 3 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 21 26 5 9
ROGERS, Tyler 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
HEBERT, Mike 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 1
 
Southeast Missouri ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go
SMITH, Zach L,2-8 4.0 9 6 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 19 21 3 7
ZERRUSEN, Tony 2.1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 11 4 2
PRICKETT, Ryan 1.2 2 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 2
KENDALL, Ryan 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 2
Win – LEFFEW (3-2). Loss – SMITH (2-8). Save – None. WP – SMITH(6). PB – TIERNEY(5). Umpires – HP: Larry Short 1B: Cedric Coleman 3B: Don Gilmore
Start: 12:02 PM Time: 3:14 Attendance:
Weather: 90, Clear, Wind Calm Game notes: Game 9 of the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship. Elimination Game. SEMO Parmley led off BOT 1ST with home run.
KEMMER faced 3 batters in the 2nd.

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