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Brentwood, TN – Starting pitcher Michael Costanzo became the second Austin Peay State University athlete to earn the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week award, Monday.
Costanzo, of Chicago, tied his longest career outing while scattering two Indiana State hits through seven innings for a Friday victory.
After allowing a two-out double in the first, he would retire 15 of 16 batters (only an error broke the string), until allowing a one-out single in the sixth. Costanzo then struck out three of the final five batters he faced.
The Govs lefty is one of just 12 OVC pitchers with two wins after the season’s first three weekends. Costanzo picked up his season’s first win against Toledo, February 23rd.
Costanzo joins fellow starting pitcher Brandon Vial as OVC Pitcher of the Week honorees this season.
Austin Peay begins a five-game road trip with a 6:30pm, Tuesday contest at nationally-ranked Ole Miss.