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Austin Peay Governors travel to Morehead State for OVC Baseball


From APSU Sports Information

Clarksville, Tn – Another week, another chance for Austin Peay’s baseball team to move up the Ohio Valley Conference ladder.

The Govs, who are tied for sixth in the OVC race, will face fourth-place Morehead State in a three-game series at Allen Field.

Austin Peay travels to Morehead State for key OVC match-up (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay travels to Morehead State for key OVC match-up (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

The series kicks off with a 5:00pm (CT), Friday contest followed by a 1:00pm, Saturday affair and a noon, Sunday finale.

Austin Peay enters the weekend with a three-game losing streak in hand, its longest losing streak since the start of April.

Morehead State won the final game of its OVC series at SIU Edwardsville, last Sunday, to snap its own three-game losing streak.

Austin Peay will field the same starting rotation for the third consecutive week.

Right-hander Alex Robles has been a member of the weekend rotation each week of the campaign and is 5-2 with a 3.28 ERA in his 11 starts. He has struck out 22 batters in his last two starts (16 innings pitched).

Robles is 4-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 7 OVC starts;

Right-hander Jared Carkuff is scheduled to make his fourth-straight OVC outing. He picked up his first OVC win at Belmont, April 18th, after allowing 1 run in 6 innings.

Carkuff is 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA in his 3 previous starts.

Left-hander Alex Belew joined the weekend rotation at Belmont and will make his third straight start as the Govs No. 3. After 4.1 scoreless innings at Belmont, April 19th, he surrendered 7 runs in 4.1 innings against Eastern Kentucky, last Sunday. Belew is 0-1 with a 7.27 ERA in OVC starts.




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