APSU’s Dre Gleason named TSWA Player of the Week
Austin Peay Sports Information
Nashville, TN – Freshman first baseman Dre Gleason, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named the Tennessee Player of the Week, Tuesday, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Gleason, of O’Fallon, MO, led the Govs with a .533 batting average (8-for-15) during four games last week, including two home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored.
He began the week with a 2-for-3, three-RBI performance against Memphis, Wednesday, including a two-run single in the eighth that supplied the game-winning runs.
In the Govs’ Ohio Valley Conference series against Southeast Missouri, Gleason finished with six hits and five RBI in three games. He was 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in APSU’s series-opening victory. Gleason went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the series’ second game. He wrapped the series with a 1-for-2, one RBI effort that included a double. Gleason had three of the Govs six extra-base hits in the series.
It is the second time this season Austin Peay has had a Player of the Week selection by the TSWA. Freshman Ridge Smith earned the honor after the season’s first weekend.
Austin Peay returns to action when it begins a four-game, four-day road trip with a 4:30pm, Wednesday contest at Southern Illinois. The Govs then face Belmont in a three-game OVC series, beginning Thursday in Nashville, TN.