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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s game against Eastern Illinois suspended, resumes Saturday

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN –  A third weather-related stoppage was the charm as Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw Game 2 of its Ohio Valley Conference series against Eastern Illinois, Friday, suspended in the eighth inning after a third stoppage for lightning near Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball has it's Friday night home game against Eastern Illinois suspended due to lightning in the area, game will pick back up Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball has it’s Friday night home game against Eastern Illinois suspended due to lightning in the area, game will pick back up Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Friday’s game will resume from the point of stoppage at 1:00pm, Saturday. Following the completion of Game 2, a seven-inning series finale will begin.

In addition, the Governors will recognize their eight seniors at 12:40pm on the field.

For a second straight day, Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois saw the start of its game delayed due to lightning in the area. The team’s got underway after a 48 minute delay and played into the fourth inning before a second lightning delay was necessary.

The second delay lasted over two hours and the game resumed after 8:00 p.m. and went another four innings before a third and final stoppage for lightning brought the game to a third halt. This time, the stoppage would force the game to be suspended in the eighth inning with Eastern Illinois leading 14-2.


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