Austin Peay Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Outfielder Patrick Massoni, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Week, Tuesday. He also was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Player of the Week, Tuesday.
Belmont pitcher Tyler Vaughn was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week.
Massoni, of Danville, California, batted .615 (8-for-13) during the Govs series against Eastern Illinois. He hit two doubles and a home run and finished with four runs scored and four RBI in the three-game set.
The junior transfer went 5-for-5 in the series opener, becoming the first Govs hitter to post a 5-for-5 outing since Reed Harper in 2013. Massoni started the outing with three singles then hit a sixth-inning double followed by his first home run in the eighth inning, a solo shot that was part of the Govs first back-to-back home runs since 2012.
He went 1-for-4 in Sunday’s nightcap, adding a RBI single to his total. Massoni wrapped up the series with a 2-for-4 effort that included a RBI double and RBI single as the Govs opened OVC play with a three-game sweep of the Panthers.