Clarksville, TN – Junior first baseman Craig Massoni led Austin Peay State University’s baseball team with six hits against Morehead State last weekend and was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Week, Monday.
Massoni, of Danville, Calif., went 6-for-12 at the plate against Morehead State, recording two hits in each game of the series. He also finished with a double, home run and five RBI as the Govs swept their third OVC series this season.
Massoni opened the Morehead State series with a 2-for-4 outing that included a two-run, game-tying home run in the ninth inning. He followed that with a 2-for-3 effort in Game 2, rapping a two-run single that put Austin Peay ahead 5-0 in the second inning. Massoni finished the weekend with a 2-for-5 performance with a RBI double in the eighth inning.
Morehead State’s Kane Sweeney shared the weekly honor with Massoni. Sweeney had 11 hits and four RBI in four games last week, including two doubles and two home runs. Eastern Kentucky’s Brent Cobb earned the week’s pitching honor with his six-hit shutout of Eastern Illinois last weekend.
It is the second adidas® OVC honor for Massoni who also earned the honor March 4th. It is the seventh time this season an Austin Peay baseball player has earned weekly honors. Massoni joins senior outfielder Cody Hudson and senior closer Tyler Rogers as Governors who have earned two weekly honors this season. Senior shortstop Reed Harper was tapped for the Governors other weekly honor.
Austin Peay has the week off for finals before return to action with a three-game OVC series at UT Martin, beginning with a 6:00pm, Friday contest.