APSU Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Sophomore starting pitcher Michael Costanzo, of Austin Peay State University’s baseball team, was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week, Monday.
He went 6.1 innings, allowing the two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out eight batters. It was his first victory as a starting pitcher and third career win.
The left-hander got his start going in style, striking out the Braves in the first. Costanzo hit a batter to start the second inning, but settled back in and retired the next 16 batters he faced before allowing a walk in the seventh. He would eventually lose the no-hitter on a two-run home run in the seventh but still picked up the win.
Costanzo shared the league’s first weekly honor with Southeast Missouri’s junior right-hander Clay Chandler, who stuck out 10 batters over eight innings at Lamar, Saturday. UT Martin junior outfielder Tanner Wessling was named the OVC Player of the Week after driving in nine runs with two home runs at Jackson State.
It is the Govs first OVC Pitcher of the Week honoree since Alex Robles received the honor on April 21st, 2014. It the first weekly award for an Austin Peay player since Garrett Copeland earned the April 13th, 2015 award.