Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay closes out its season’s longest road trip when it meets Evansville in a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest at Braun Stadium.
The Govs have struggled during the road trip, posting a 1-4 mark.
However, that is part of a longer stretch that has seen APSU lose six of its last seven. Meanwhile Evansville will wrap up a four-game home stand with Tuesday’s contest.
The Purple Aces were swept in a three-game series against Xavier over the weekend and bring a six-game losing streak into the midweek affair.
Evansville leads the all-time series against Austin Peay by a sizeable 38-20-2 margin, including a 17-9-2 advantage in Evansville where the Purple Aces have won the last four meetings and eight of the last nine outings.
The Govs lone win in that span was a 13-2 victory in Evansville in Game 2 of a 2010 doubleheader. The last nine games also have been high-scoring affairs, Evansville out-scoring the Govs an average of 10.7-5.9 in that span.
After posting a 23-5 mark in the season’s first half, Austin Peay has struggled out of the gate in the second half – posting a 3-6 mark, including six losses in its last seven games. The recent slump has dropped APSU to 26-11 overall, one-game behind the program’s best 37-game mark (27-10) set by the 1971 OVC Championship Team, which did not record its 12th loss until its 43rd game (31-12 mark).
Austin Peay dropped to No. 13 in CollegeBaseballDaily.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll after its 1-4 week. Louisville returned to the poll’s top spot in the poll’s April 15 edition. The Govs are surrounded by No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 12 Missouri State, No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast and No. 15 Sam Houston State. The Mid-Major Poll includes all baseball conferences except the ACC, Big 12, Big West, Conference USA, Pac 12 and the SEC.
|Austin Peay Starter
|LHP Zach Hall (Jr., 3-2, 6.69 ERA)
RHP Ryan Billo (Jr., 1-3, 10-02 ERA)
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