Brentwood, TN – For the second consecutive week, Austin Peay State University closer Tyler Rogers has been named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, Monday.
Rogers shared the March 18th honor with Jacksonville State’s Casey Antley.
Rogers, of Littleton, CO, continued his recent hot streak as he appeared in three of the Govs four games last week and posted a win and two saves. He picked up the win against Indiana State, March 12th, when he pitched a scoreless 11th inning in the Govs 6-5 victory.
Rogers followed that outing with a scoreless ninth inning at Lipscomb, March 13th, to earn the save . He finished the week with a scoreless ninth frame at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, giving him his season’s eighth save. It also was his 20th career save, tying the APSU career saves mark held by Daniel Tenholder.
During Austin Peay’s nine-game win streak – the longest active win streak in Division I – Rogers has been remarkable, posting a 4-0 record and three saves in seven appearances. He has held opponents to two hits – a .087 batting average – and one unearned run (0.00 ERA) in 8.1 innings pitched.
On the season, Rogers leads the OVC in wins (4), saves (8), appearances (14) and games finished (14) while not allowing an earned run in 15.2 innings pitched – three innings below the minimum required to be ranked in averages at both the conference and NCAA levels.
It is the fourth time an Austin Peay player has been recognized by the OVC this season. Besides Rogers’ two honors, first baseman Craig Massoni and outfielder Cody Hudson have been recognized as the league’s Player of the Week.
Austin Peay, which is 17-2 overall and 0-2 in league play, is scheduled to return to action, and close out a four-game road trip, with a 2:00pm (CDT), Wednesday contest at Indiana State. The Govs return home for a brief three-game homestand when they open their home OVC schedule against Jacksonville State. That series begins with a 6:00pm, Friday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.