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Austin Peay State University Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Outfielder Aaron Campbell supplied a career-high three RBI off the bench, but an early big inning proved too much for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team as it dropped game two of its series against Kentucky, 12-5, Saturday afternoon at Joe and Cathi Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.
After watching the ball fly out of the park off Kentucky bats for the series’ first 12 innings, the Governors registered their first homer of 2019 to begin the fifth inning of Saturday’s affair.
Designated hitter Andrew Flaherty hit the first pitch he saw and wrapped it around the foul – or is that fair – pole in left. It was the junior’s third career home run and first since February 27th, 2018 at Vanderbilt.
Water Cooler Notes
Campbell’s Big Outing
The Hits by Spain Mainly Fall
Ground Broken On New Clubhouse
Prior to Saturday’s game, the Austin Peay State University athletics department recognized Joe and Cathi Maynard and Doug and Linda Downey with a ceremonial groundbreaking on the main concourse.
The Maynard’s and Downey’s significant contributions to the baseball program have helped pave the way for the construction of a new baseball clubhouse which will begin following the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Rest Of The Story
Kentucky (2-0) again broke through on the scoreboard first, striking for six runs in the third inning. The top four in the Wildcats order did the bulk of that damage, stringing together four straight RBI scoring hits capped by designated hitter T.J. Collett’s two-run home run that just eked over the wall in right.
The Wildcats would answer the Govs midgame charge by scoring in each of their final four frames to secure the game. The Govs would break through one last time thanks to Campbell’s base hit that filled the gap in right-center field, driving in a pair of runs.
Austin Peay starter Brett Newberg (0-1) suffered the loss despite sandwiching Kentucky’s big third inning between four scoreless frames. He would allow six runs (five earned) on six hits in five innings of work.
Kentucky starter Jimmy Ramsey (1-0) notched the win in a five-inning outing that saw him surrender two runs on three hits while striking out eight.
Campbell went 2-for-2 with three RBI in his season’s first outing. Spain and third baseman Malcolm Tipler, who each had two RBI in Friday’s season opener, followed with two-hit outings each in Saturday’s outing.
Left fielder Ryan Shinn went 3-for-4 to pace Kentucky with Collett ending the day with three RBI as part of a 2-for-5 outing.
Austin Peay and Kentucky conclude their season-opening three-game set at 1:00pm, Sunday. The Governors will send redshirt senior Josh Rye to the mound to meet Kentucky freshman Dillon Marsh.
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