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Austin Peay State University Baseball heads to Belmont for key OVC series


Austin Peay Governors vs. Belmont Bruins

Thursday-Saturday, April 17th-20th
Nashville, TN | E.S. Rose Park

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team begins a pivotal three-week stretch when it travels to Belmont for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at E.S. Rose Park.

Austin Peay Governors Baseball begins series with Belmont on Friday. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Governors Baseball begins series with Belmont on Friday. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Due to the Easter Holiday, the set will begin with a 5:00pm, Thursday contest followed by a 4:00pm, Friday outing and a 1:00pm, Saturday finale.

The Govs are battling through a stretch that has seen them post just four wins in its last 14 games.

However, three of those wins have come in OVC play. The Bruins enter the weekend winners in 8 of their last 10 games, including 7 OVC wins in that stretch.

Austin Peay will field the same starting rotation for the second consecutive week. Right-hander Alex Robles has been a member of the weekend rotation each week of the campaign and is 4-2 with a 4.07 ERA in his 9 starts.

He notched his second consecutive win last week, holding Southeast Missouri to 4 runs in 6 innings while striking out 5. Robles is 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA in 5 OVC starts.

Right-hander Jared Carkuff is scheduled to make his second-straight OVC outing. He allowed 4 runs in 4.1 innings in his first-ever OVC start, last Saturday, against Southeast Missouri.

Austin Peay will enter the weekend with a Game 3 starter to be announced. It is the third straight weekend the Govs have waited to name a Game 3 starter.

Austin Peay is in its busiest stretch of the 2014 campaign, playing 16 games in a 22-day stretch that will conclude with the Easter Holiday, April 20th. They are 4-9 during that stretch.

The Govs are 10-12 at Raymond C. Hand Park this season. APSU is 4-11 away from the friendly confines in 2014 but has won 3 of its last 5 road contests.

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