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APSU Governors Baseball loses 7-6 to Eastern Kentucky Colonels

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team could not overcome a barrage of Eastern Kentucky home runs in a 7-6 Ohio Valley Conference loss, Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball drops 7-6 contest to Eastern Kentucky.
Austin Peay Baseball drops 7-6 contest to Eastern Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky (21-23, 10-11 OVC) used four home runs to score all seven of its runs. Designated hitter Bryan Soloman hit a two-run blast in the third to tie the game 2-2. Second baseman Doug Teegarden (two-run) and third baseman Luke Wurzelbacher (solo) hit back-to-back shots in the fourth to tie the game 5-5.

However, it was catcher Sean Hagen’s two-run home run in the fifth that gave Eastern Kentucky a 7-5 lead it would not relinquish.

Alex RoblesAustin Peay (18-26, 10-11 OVC) scored the game’s first two runs, using a Logan Gray fielder’s choice in the second and a stolen base to plate the pair of runs. The Govs then scored three in the third as third baseman Alex Robles, left fielder Ridge Smith and catcher P.J. Torres each hit RBI singles.

After Eastern Kentucky took its 7-5 lead in the fifth, Austin Peay would scratch back one run against EKU reliever Ben Gullo after Smith tripled with one out and scored on Torres’ RBI single.

Ridge SmithThat would be the final run either team would score as both bullpens went scoreless over the final four innings. EKU’s Gullo and closer Anthony Bazzani combined to allow just three base runners over the final four frames. They were matched by Austin Peay’s Caleb Powell and Ryan Quick, who combined to allow just three base runners over the final four innings.

Gullo (2-1) picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits while striking out six in 4.2 innings. He would surrender a leadoff walk in the ninth. Bazzini took the mound and the Govs moved the runner to third on a sacrifice bunt and fly out, but Bazzani struck out Smith to end the game and record his season’s sixth save

Austin Peay starter Alex Belew (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing seven runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings. Powell followed and tossed 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit. Quick finished the game with two scoreless innings.

Torres’ 3-for-4, two RBI effort led the Govs 12-hit offensive attack. Smith went 3-for-5 while center fielder Cayce Bredlau added a 2-for-5 outing.

Soloman and Hagan each went 2-for-5 with two RBI to lead Eastern Kentucky which needed just nine hits in the win.

Austin Peay closes out its five-game homestand when it hosts Western Kentucky in a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

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Box Score

Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Eastern Kentucky 7 (21-23,10-11 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob avg
NOWLIN, Kyle cf 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 .317
ALAS, TJ rf 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 .299
SOLOMAN, Bryan dh 5 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 .356
HAGEN, Sean c 5 1 2 2 0 0 7 1 2 .297
FISHER, Ben 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 6 3 1 .305
SULLIVAN, Shea lf 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .298
HOSTRANDER, Kenny ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .235
TEEGARDEN, Doug 2b 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 2 1 .223
WURZELBACHER, Luke 3b 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 .213
JOHNSON, Caleb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GULLO, Ben p 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
BAZZANI, Anthony p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 32 7 9 7 5 5 27 11 6


Austin Peay 6 (18-26,10-11 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob avg
COPELAND, Garrett 2b 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 .222
BREDLAU, Cayce cf 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 .319
GAUTIER, Rolando rf 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 .294
ROBLES, Alex 3b 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 .349
GLEASON, Dre 1b 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 2 .254
SMITH, Ridge lf 5 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 .313
TORRES, P.J. c 4 1 3 2 0 0 6 2 0 .257
WOLLENZIN, Matt dh 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .229
HAMILTON, Chase pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159
GRAY, Logan ss 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 3 3 .258
BELEW, Alex p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
POWELL, Caleb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
QUICK, Ryan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.000
Totals 36 6 12 5 5 7 27 10 9

 

 

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Eastern Kentucky.... 002 320 000 -  7  9  1
Austin Peay......... 023 010 000 -  6 12  0
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E – TEEGARDEN(10). DP – EKU 1; APSU 2. LOB – EKU 6; APSU 9. 2B – HAGEN, S.(6); SULLIVAN, S.(4); BREDLAU, C.(6); SMITH, R.(12). 3B – SMITH, R.(2). HR – SOLOMAN, B.(10); HAGEN, S.(8); TEEGARDEN(3); WURZELBACHER(4). HBP – SULLIVAN, S.; TEEGARDEN. SH – WURZELBACHER(5); ROBLES, A.(3). SB – BREDLAU, C.(12); GAUTIER, R. 2(7); TORRES, P.(6). CS – NOWLIN, K.(4); TEEGARDEN(3); GRAY, L.(3).

 

Eastern Kentucky ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np era
JOHNSON, Caleb 3.1 8 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 20 4 4 75 4.01
GULLO, Ben W,2-1 4.2 4 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 18 19 4 4 64 5.14
BAZZANI, Anthony S,6 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 10 4.85
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np era
BELEW, Alex L,0-1 4.1 8 7 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 20 23 7 3 87 4.62
POWELL, Caleb 2.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 11 4 2 39 6.51
QUICK, Ryan 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 6 0 3 27 7.55

 

 

Win – GULLO, B. (2-1). Loss – BELEW, A. (0-1). Save – BAZZANI, A. (6). HBP – by BELEW, A. (SULLIVAN, S.); by QUICK, R. (TEEGARDEN).Inherited runners/scored: GULLO, B. 1/0; BAZZANI, A. 1/0.Pitches/strikes: JOHNSON, C. 75/42; GULLO, B. 64/38; BAZZANI, A. 10/6; BELEW, A. 87/52; POWELL, C. 39/25; QUICK, R. 27/14.Umpires – HP: Travis Rose 1B: Michael Williamson 3B: Anthony JordanStart: 11:00 AM Time: 3:11Attendance: 313Game notes: EKU Teegarden and Wurzelbacher with back-to-back home runs in the 4th.
GULLO, B. faced 1 batter in the 9th.

 

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