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APSU Governors Baseball beats Memphis Tigers 9-2

John Hankins’ homer powers Govs past Memphis

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsMemphis, TN – Defending a national ranking for the first time in program history, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team used seven unanswered runs to secure a 9-2 non-conference win against Memphis, Tuesday night at FedEx Park.

Third baseman Jordan Hankins' two-run home run provided the game-winning runs in No. 30 Austin Peay's victory at Memphis, Tuesday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Third baseman Jordan Hankins’ two-run home run provided the game-winning runs in No. 30 Austin Peay’s victory at Memphis, Tuesday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

No. 30 Austin Peay (39-13) broke the game open in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring five runs to break open a tie game. Third baseman Jordan Hankins had a huge hand in the breakout, belting a two-run home run in the fifth inning that provided the game-winning runs. One inning later he added a RBI single, putting the Govs ahead 7-2 and they would not look back.

The Govs opened the game’s scoring with a pair of runs in the third inning. Austin Peay scored the first run thanks to a Memphis error and added a second on shortstop Reed Harper’s single.

Jordan HankinsMemphis (32-21) had a chance to put up a big number in its half of the second. The Tigers opened the frame with three consecutive singles, shortstop Ethan Gross’ single pushing across the first run. Austin Peay starter Jared Carkuff hit first baseman Tucker Tubbs to load the bases with one out and end his outing.

Reliever Kevin Corey would surrender the game-tying run on a balk but then wriggled out of the jam. Right fielder Bryce Beeler singled to shortstop Reed Harper who promptly threw home. While Harper’s throw was high, the runner at third stopped before reaching home and was retired in a rundown. Another infield single loaded the bases again, but a line drive to right field ended the threat.

Kevin CoreyCorey (1-1) would pick up the win, following those two outs with two more scoreless innings. The Govs bullpen amassed 6.2 scoreless innings and allowed four hits. Carkhuff, making his first start in a month, allowed two runs on six hits over the opening 2.1 innings but did not factor into the decision.

The Govs offense posted double-digit hits for the ninth consecutive game, finishing with 13 hits against a Memphis pitching staff that allowed only 7.7 hits per nine innings entering the contest.

Hankins led the offensive effort with a 2-for-5, three RBI outing. Second baseman Brett Carlson added his first career three-hit outing while Harper and center fielder Dylan Riner each chipped in two hits.

Memphis starter Michael Wills (4-4) suffered the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings. Second baseman Zach Willis led Memphis’ offense with a 3-for-4 outing.

Austin Peay wraps up the regular-season slate with a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against SIU Edwardsville, beginning with a 6:00pm, Thursday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Box Score

#30 Austin Peay at Memphis
May 14th, 2013 at Memphis, TN (FedExPark)

 Austin Peay 9 (39-13)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 2
HANKINS, Jordan 3b 5 2 2 3 0 0 2 1 0
MASSONI, Craig 1b 5 1 1 0 0 1 10 0 1
HARPER, Reed ss 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 4 0
HUDSON, Cody lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
HAGER, Tommy ph/lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DAVIS, Michael dh 4 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
WOLLENZIN, Matt ph/c 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
TORRES, P.J. c 4 1 1 1 0 0 7 2 1
SCHLATTER, Kyle ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROGERS, Tyler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RINER, Dylan cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
CARLSON, Brett 2b 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
CARKUFF, Jared p 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
COREY, Kevin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WHITSON, Don p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KEMMER, Kacy p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 40 9 13 8 2 9 27 10 7

 

 Memphis 2 (32-21)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Zach Willis 2b 4 1 3 0 1 1 3 2 0
Ethan Gross ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 2
Drew Allen ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carter White dh 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tucker Tubbs 1b 3 0 2 0 0 1 11 0 0
Michael Sillyman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bryce Beeler rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2
Drew Griffin 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 0
Keaton Aldridge c 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5
Nate Rupiper ph/c 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Colton Simbeck lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Austin Hatfield ph/lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ford Wilson cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
Michael Wills p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Conner Porter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jon Reed p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Van Eaton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Craig Caufield p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 2 10 1 2 8 27 14 11

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 002 041 200 -  9 13  0
Memphis............. 002 000 000 -  2 10  3
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E – Tubbs(8); Aldridge(4); Simbeck(3). DP – APSU 1. LOB – APSU 7; Memphis 11. 2B – HARPER, Re.(10); RINER, D.(10); Willis(9). HR – HANKINS, J.(9). HBP – Allen; Tubbs. SH – CARLSON, B.(5); White(8). SB – HANKINS, J.(7); HUDSON, C. 2(26); CARLSON, B.(2).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
CARKUFF, Jared 2.1 6 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 11 13 2 2 45
COREY, Kevin W,1-1 2.2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 10 12 4 2 40
WHITSON, Don 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 14
KEMMER, Kacy 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 7 2 2 25
ROGERS, Tyler 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 2 9
Memphis ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Michael Wills L,4-4 4.1 7 6 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 21 22 2 7 89
Conner Porter 2.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 3 3 35
Jon Reed 0.1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 17
Jonathan Van Eaton 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 2 19
Craig Caufield 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 12

 

Win – COREY, K. (1-1). Loss – Wills (4-4). Save – None. HBP – by CARKUFF, J. (Tubbs); by ROGERS, T. (Allen). BK – COREY, K.(1). PB – Aldridge 2(14). Pitches/strikes: CARKUFF, J. 45/27; COREY, K. 40/19; WHITSON, D. 14/9; KEMMER, K. 25/19; ROGERS, T. 9/8; Wills 89/59; Porter 35/26; Reed 17/8; Van Eaton 19/14; Caufield 12/9. Umpires – HP: Jimmy Meeks 1B: Mark McDonald 3B: Tony Walsh
Start: 6:31 Time: 3:21 Attendance: 815
Weather: 83, clear, SSW at 11 MPH
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