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APSU Governors Baseball travels to then hosts Western Kentucky Hilltoppers


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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will square off against Western Kentucky in a home-and-home set this week.

The Govs will travel to Western Kentucky for a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Austin Peay then will host the Hilltoppers in a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (22-19) is looking to end April on an upswing. The Govs have posted a 7-9 record during the month and have lost five of their last six outings.

Statistically, Austin Peay has outperformed its opponents during the month both offensively and on the mound. The Govs are outhitting opponents by a .304-.264 margin in batting average and outpitching foes by a 5.95-7.08 margin in earned-run average.

Western Kentucky (21-20) returns to action after suffering a Conference USA series sweep at No. 16 Rice over the weekend. The Hilltoppers lost the opener 11-4 before suffering back-to-back 3-2 losses. It’s been a tough month at home for WKU, with just a 2-5 mark, while they have posted a 6-2 record on the road.

On the mound, the Govs will turn to freshman left-hander Zach Neff for Tuesday’s start. It will be his first start as a Governor after making 10 relief appearances this season. Western Kentucky will hand the ball to right-hander Sam Higgs for his second start this season and ninth appearance overall. The starting pitchers for Wednesday contest will both be determined at game time.

Western Kentucky swept last season’s home-and-home set and has won eight of the last 10 meetings in the series. The Hilltopers own a 91-59-1 all-time lead in the series which dates back to 1933.

Broadcast Information

Tuesday’s Game
APSU Audio: Governors Digital Passport (
Video: C-USA Digital Network

Wednesday’s Game
APSU Audio: Governors Digital Passport (




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