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APSU Baseball romps over Lipscomb Bisons, 19-5

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN -Austin Peay State University right fielder Nick Walker and catcher Alex Sala each hit first-inning home runs to lead APSU’s baseball team back from a four-run deficit to post a 19-5 nonconference win against the Lipscomb Bisons, Tuesday night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

After Lipscomb scored four runs in the top of the first, APSU (29-20) replied by sending nine men to the plate in the bottom of the frame.

Austin Peay Governors Baseball drops Lipscomb Bisons 19-5 Tuesday night at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Governors Baseball drops Lipscomb Bisons 19-5 Tuesday night at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Walker hit a three-run home run and two batters later Sala supplied a two-run home run to give the Govs a 5-4 lead. Shortstop Bobby Head would add a run on a ground out and Austin Peay never trailed again.

Lipscomb (20-25) had an opportunity to regain the lead in the second inning, loading the bases with one out. Third baseman Zeke Dodson would hit a sacrifice fly, narrowing the deficit to a run, but Austin Peay starting pitcher Josh Rye struck out the next batter to end the threat.

Austin Peay broke the game open with a nine-run fourth inning. The Governors sent 13 men to the plate in the inning, the first six reaching base safely. Center fielder Imani Willis had a two-run double in the frame and two batters later third baseman Garrett Kueber added a two-run triple that gave Austin Peay a 16-5 lead.

The Govs pitching staff settled in after the first two innings, holding Lipscomb without a run over the final seven innings. Rye would pitch scoreless ball in the third and fourth innings. Reliever Ethan Clark (2-) would take over in the fifth and held Lipscomb to one hit in his two innings of work, striking out three for the victory.

Walker led the Govs with a 1-for-3, four RBI as he added a bases-loaded walk in the fourth to his three-run home run. Sala and Head had three RBI each and Kueber and Willis had two RBI a piece.

Lipscomb starter Erik Gutierrez went just one inning and allowed six runs on five hits and a walk and suffered the loss. Right fielder Josh Martinez went 3-for-3 to pace the Bisons six-hit output. First baseman Cade Sorrells lone hit was a first-inning three-run home run. 

Austin Peay now packs its bags for a three-game road trip at nationally-ranked Clemson. The nonconference series begins with a 5:30pm (CT), Friday contest at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

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