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Austin Peay Governors Baseball defeats Eastern Illinois Panthers 3-0 to win the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship

 

APSU wins it’s Second Straight OVC Tournament Championship

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Ohio Valley ConferenceJackson, TN – After losing its first game of the tournament on Thursday, the No. 1 seeded Austin Peay State University baseball team completed a four-game winning streak in shutting out the Eastern Illinois Panthers and capturing the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship on Sunday at Pringles Park.

It is the fifth OVC Tournament Championship and second-straight for Austin Peay, joining titles the Governors won in 1996, 2005, 2007 and 2011.

Austin Peay State University Governors are the 2012 OVC Baseball Champions. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Olivia Westover)

Austin Peay State University Governors are the 2012 OVC Baseball Champions. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Olivia Westover)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball battles back to tie the Eastern Illinois Panthers in game suspended due to darkness

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsCharleston, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team survived an early long ball barrage and tied the game in the ninth, but will have to wait until tomorrow to see if its efforts will result in a win. The Govs’ saw their Ohio Valley Conference series opener against Eastern Illinois suspended due to darkness with the game tied 7-7 after 12 innings, Friday night at Coaches Stadium.

Catcher P.J. Torres tied Friday's suspended game twice, including a two-run ninth inning double. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Catcher P.J. Torres tied Friday's suspended game twice, including a two-run ninth inning double. Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball hit the road to take on the Eastern Illinois Panthers

 

Austin Peay Baseball at Eastern Illinois

Thursday-Saturday, April 5th-7th
Charleston, IL | Coaches Stadium (500)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team, which has swept its first two Ohio Valley Conference series, will put that win streak on the line in a three-game league set, at the Eastern Illinois Panthers, Thursday-Saturday, in Charleston, IL.

Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, the series will begin with a 3:30pm, Thursday contest. The series continues with a 3:00pm, Friday affair before concluding with a 1:00pm, Saturday.

Austin Peay Baseball.

Austin Peay Baseball.

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Govs offense comes to life but settles for split with Eastern Illinois, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team had its most productive back-to-back games in nearly a month but could only salvage a split of Saturday’s Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Eastern Illinois at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Panthers posted an 11-9 victory in the opener but the Govs rebounded to win an 8-0 nightcap.

Austin Peay’s (11-13, 2-2 OVC) 17 runs in the two games was its largest offensive output in back-to-back games since the first week of March. The Govs finished the day with 30 hits, posting 17 in the opener and 13 in the nightcap. It was such an impressive outing that APSU raised its season average 14 points in just the two games, finishing the day batting .280 as a team.

Rolando Gautier steals second base in the first game against Eastern Illinois on Saturday

Rolando Gautier steals second base in the first game against Eastern Illinois on Saturday

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Govs open OVC home slate with visit from rival Panthers

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team opens the home portion of its Ohio Valley Conference schedule when it hosts Eastern Illinois in a three-game series at Raymond C. Hand Park. The two teams will open the weekend with a 1:00pm, Saturday doubleheader before wrapping up the weekend with a 1:00pm, Sunday contest.

Austin Peay (10-12, 1-1 OVC) is still seeking to bounce out of its recent doldrums where it has won just three times in its last 12 games, including a 9-6 loss to Middle Tennessee, Wednesday, to open the current five-game homestand. The Govs offense has suffered during that stretch, averaging 3.3 runs per game and posting a .215 batting average. Meanwhile, APSU’s pitching staff continues to hold steady with a 5.51 ERA and the defense has maintained a .970 fielding percentage (13 errors).

APSU Men's Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

APSU Men's Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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