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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Casey Delgado strikes out 10 in 10-3 win over Murray State

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – Senior starting pitcher Casey Delgado struck out a career-high 10 batters and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team clinched its sixth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference series with a 10-3 victory against Murray State, Friday, at Reagan Field.

Senior pitcher Casey Delgado gets career-high 10 strikeouts in 10-3 victory against Murray State Friday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Senior pitcher Casey Delgado gets career-high 10 strikeouts in 10-3 victory against Murray State Friday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Delgado (5-1), who battled a high fever before and during the outing, began the game by striking out four of the first five batters he faced and struck out the side in order in the second. He would surrender a run in the third, but settled back in and retired eight consecutive batters and 14 of 15 until surrendering a second run in the seventh.

Delgado struck out a career-high 10 batters one week after setting his career high with nine strikeouts against Jacksonville State. He surrendered only four hits, did not walk a batter and allowed two runs (one earned) over seven innings for his season’s fifth victory.

Casey DelgadoAustin Peay (21-5, 6-1 OVC) provided Delgado all the offense he needed in the second inning when catcher P.J. Torres hit a two-out, three-run home run. The Govs would tack on another seven runs in the fifth inning, senior shortstop Reed Harper punctuating the burst with a three-run home run.

Murray State (12-14, 6-5 OVC) managed only two hits off Delgado through six innings before posting two hits, including shortstop Noah Zipko’s RBI single, in the seventh inning. The Thoroughbreds would not record a hit against the Govs bullpen in the eighth and ninth innings, finishing the day with four hits while striking out 12 times.

‘Breds starter Cashtyn DeLeeuw (2-1) suffered the loss after allowing 10 runs (five earned) on nine hits over 4.2 innings. Reliever Sheldon Baxter held the Govs scoreless over the final 4.1 innings while striking out five batters.

Torres led the Govs 13-hit offensive attack with a 2-for-3, three RBI effort. Designated hitter Michael Davis, center fielder Dylan Riner and left fielder Cody Hudson had two hits each.

Zipko led Murray State with a 2-for-2 outing. The top five batters in the ‘Breds lineup were held hitless over 15 collective at-bats.

Austin Peay, which clinched the series with the win, and Murray State conclude their three-game series with a rescheduled noon, Saturday contest.

Box Score

Austin Peay at Murray State
March 29th, 2013 at Murray, KY (Reagan Field)

Austin Peay 10 (21-5,6-1 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
RINER, Dylan cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
PURCELL, Wesley ph/cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
HANKINS, Jordan 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
CARLSON, Brett 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MASSONI, Craig 1b 4 2 1 0 0 1 10 0 0
DILLON, Mason ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CARKUFF, Jared p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HUDSON, Cody lf 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2
HARPER, Reed ss 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 4 0
DAVIS, Michael dh 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
SCHLATTER, Kyle ph/1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TORRES, P.J. c 3 2 2 3 0 0 9 1 1
UNDERWOOD, Britte c 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
COREY, Kevin 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
DELGADO, Casey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HAGER, Tommy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 10 13 9 1 6 27 10 4

 

Murray State 3 (12-14,6-5 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
STETSON, Ty lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0
MATHEWS, Taylor cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
EGGENSCHWILER, Brand dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
KOZLOWSKI, Mike 1b 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 2 0
WHEELER, Dylan 2b 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
ELLIOTT, Brandon 3b 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 0
ZIPKO, Noah ss 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
GUEST, Greg ph/ss 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
PARADOSSI, Nick c 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1
LINTON, Rick c 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 3
RITZHEIMER, Paul rf 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
LOTT, Ben ph/rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeLEEUW, Cashtyn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
BAXTER, Sheldon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 31 3 4 2 1 12 27 11 5

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 030 070 000 - 10 13  1
Murray State........ 001 000 101 -  3  4  1
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E – MASSONI, C.(3); KOZLOWSKI(5). DP – MUR 1. LOB – APSU 4; MUR 5. 2B – HUDSON, C.(13); DAVIS, M.(2); ZIPKO(4). HR – HARPER, Re.(3); TORRES, P.(3). HBP – DAVIS, M.; KOZLOWSKI; LOTT. SH – COREY, K.(11). SF – RITZHEIMER(1).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
DELGADO, Casey W,5-1 7.0 4 2 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 25 26 3 8 108
HAGER, Tommy 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 2 1 18
CARKUFF, Jared 1.0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 3 5 1 0 20
Murray State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
DeLEEUW, Cashtyn L,2-1 4.2 9 10 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 22 24 7 5 75
BAXTER, Sheldon 4.1 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 16 17 5 2 78

 

Win – DELGADO, C. (5-1). Loss – DeLEEUW (2-1). Save – None. WP – CARKUFF, J.(2). HBP – by DeLEEUW (DAVIS, M.); by HAGER, T. (LOTT); by CARKUFF, J. (KOZLOWSKI). PB – UNDERWOOD, B(4); PARADOSSI(3). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: DELGADO, C. 108/71; HAGER, T. 18/10; CARKUFF, J. 20/12; DeLEEUW 75/51; BAXTER 78/44. Umpires – HP: Mitchell Dunn 1B: Juan Garza 3B: Donald Gilmore
Start: 3:00 PM Time: 2:33 Attendance: 137 Weather: 52, M. Cloudy, Wind S5
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